How To Draw A Dragon

Artist: TwentyOne21 / September 24, 2010

Step 1.

The first step is pretty simple. Here, we will draw the skull, chest and hips and the line of action. Remember to draw them lightly, because you won't be keeping them there!

Step 2.

Flesh out the body and connect the pieces together. Remember to raise the line between the chest and hips to form the back. Once you are happy with your body, loosely sketch in the bases of all four legs as shown.

Step 3.

Now it will be getting a little complicated. Draw a circular shape in the head to show where the eye will be. Shorten the snout and draw a line for the mouth. At the back of the head, draw the curve for the bottom of the jaw. After you are happy with   

Step 4.

Erase all the lines you don't need, but don't erase the lines of the wing- you still need them. Draw the feet and hands attached to the legs and arms to enable your dragon to walk. Draw the nostrils and the eye on your dragon so that it can smell and   

Step 5.

Erase the construction lines on the wing. Now for my favorite part: Details! Now you can draw the muscle on your dragon. But don't go overboard- you can show muscle without making your dragon look underfed if you are using shading. Parts on a dragon    

Step 6.

This is my whole dragon at the end of the tutorial, with no flaws,except for one missing wing, and no mistakes. Thanks for drawing my dragon!

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Artist: TwentyOne21
Date Added: September 24, 2010
Steps: 6
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Tags: dragon drawing tutorial, dragon drawing, dragon drawings
Description: This is my first tut, so go easy if you are going to criticize me. I wanted to do this tut because my dragons have just gone through a major update, and I think they look pretty awesome. I want to know what everybody else thinks and if you like it, to help you too. Happy Drawing!