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How to Draw a Carnotaurus, Carnotaurus Dinosaur

Artist: Alatriste / January 2, 2013
How to Draw a Carnotaurus, Carnotaurus Dinosaur

Step 1.


Let’s start doing the ‘action line’ that includes the head and spine. Here I divided the spine in three segments, for the neck, back and tail. The ‘tail’ is a bit more than the half of the total lenght of the spine, and the ‘back’ is a   

Step 2.


Once we have the spine, the next step is to do the legs. We will use bars and nodes for this. The first node (big ellipse) is the illium, the hip bone. The bar under the hip is the femur, the thigh bone. The following node represents the knee joint,   

Step 3.


Now we have the basic skeleton lines. Next thing to do is to add the volumes that form the body mass. Start with an ellipse that covers a bit of the neck, all the back, the hips, and a part of the tail (and down to the knees). Make it somewhat poin   

Step 4.


Neck and tail: two muscular parts of a dinosaur, they follow the curve of the spine.

Step 5.


Limbs: pay attention, this is the part where most people commit mistakes. We have already defined the parts of the leg, now let’s add the muscles. It is hard to explain the correct placement without using anatomical terminology, but I think that    

Step 6.


Now you have all the major volumes chained, it is time to draw the outline. Just follow the shape of the muscles, softening the transitions. For the legs, remember that they are attached to the body and covered by the skin, so they will look integr   

Step 7.


Once you have the outline, you may want to color the Carnotaurus. Depending the media you use and your experience, you can paint a solid base or directly go to step 8... (remember to erase the sketch lines, or transfer the ouline to another sheet    

Step 8.


Volumes. The illusion of volume in 2D drawings is made with lights and shadows. Let’s suppose that the light comes from above (example: sun). Then the surfaces in direct contact with that light will be lighter (Use a lighter color paint, or era   

Step 9.


Optionally, you can equip it with some pattern as camouflage or display. In this case, some big blurry circles will do it.

Step 10.


If you have enough patience (it took me an hour or so), add the texture to the skin. In this case, the skin is scaly (remember than several dinosaurs were covered on feathers, but not this case). Small circles will do it, but again, take your time a   

Step 11.


You can keep adding details as the tongue, or adding a background. Something that gives good results when you want to add a background/environment, is to cut carefully the silhouette of the dinosaur and paste it in a previously painted scene like thi   

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Artist: Alatriste
Date Added: January 2, 2013
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Tags: draw dinosaurs, how to draw a dinosaur, draw dinosaur
Description: This tutorial shows how to easily draw an accurate Carnotaurus in side view. The muscular and skin reconstruction (by myself) is based over the skeletal reconstruction by Scott Hartman.