Drawing a wild dragon is a challenge, but with the right template and a little practice, anyone can capture such a magnificent mythical creature on paper. This step-by-step guide shows you what to look out for and how best to go about it.
For the drawing you will need a pencil, an eraser, an eraser-proof dark drawing pencil and suitable colors according to your personal taste.
Using a circle and a sinuous line, sketch the head and torso of the kite. Use a thin pencil for this.
Broaden the body shape into a strong torso and let it taper out at the back into a sinuous tail.
Now roughly sketch the open mouth, the wings and the legs. Make sure that the posture is natural. Use small circles to represent the joints where the legs are bent. Indicate the claws already here.
Now grab a drawing pencil and draw the torso and head neatly. Add the first details to the head and add nostrils and eyes.
Complete the body with the drawing pencil and draw the dragon's legs, wings and spiky collar.
Work out more details like teeth, comb and fine details of the wings.
Carefully erase the underlying pencil drawing and all guide lines and add final details like flames and skin scales.
In the last step you can color your kite. If you like, you can also work with hatching to achieve a three-dimensional effect through the shadow and make the kite look even more realistic.