Keep the kids entertained. Draw your own epic dragon
In the latest in our series of fun tutorials that help keep the kids entertained (and the big kids!), our Project Manager and artistic ace Amie Pryal has put together an easy guide on how to draw your very own dragon in seven simple steps. Read on for more information and click here to download the guide in an easy-to-print format.
And if you enjoyed this, why not check out our previous guides to help you draw your very own unicorn and narwhal? Happy drawing!
Draw an oval shape for the head like an upside-down egg. You can draw the eyes by adding two large circles with two smaller circles inside. Or try a lizard-look by drawing two oval shapes and adding upside-down triangles inside. Add two curved lines at the bottom of the head for nostrils.
Draw two curved cone shapes on top of the head for the horns. Put these roughly equal spaces apart. Draw two triangle shapes either side of the head for the ears. Add a line inside each one to make the shape of the inner ear.
For the front legs, draw two slightly diagonal lines beneath the head (make sure they’re roughly equal spaces apart). Add two straight lines in the middle to make the outline of legs. Join two sets of lines together at the bottom with a curved line. Add diamond shapes at the bottom for claws.
To draw the body, add an upside-down lightbulb shape from the bottom of the head, around the outer edge of the legs and connecting them in the middle. Add back legs by drawing curved lines either side of the body with more diamond shapes at the bottom for the back claws.
Now for the wings. Add two swirly lines on both sides of the body, making sure they are close together on each side. To make the bat look of the wing draw a continuous line, going up and down with your pencil in m-shape patterns. This makes the pointy-edge of the wings.
Now we add the tail. To draw this, add two swirly lines on one side of your dragon, making sure the end is a point. Then add an upside-down heart shape at the tip of the tail (this is what helps your dragon to fly).
And now you have your dragon. Add extra details if you like, such as spikes on the head or spots to look like scales. Don’t forget to colour your dragon in!
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