How to Draw a Dragon Egg

Artist: Dawn / March 21, 2012
How to Draw a Dragon Egg

Step 1.


Even though you will be drawing a dragon inside of an egg, you will have to draw the baby dragon first. Start with a head shape like so, and then make a line for the neck position which is bent in an arch. Attach the end of the line to the body shape   

Step 2.


You will now start sketching out the actual structure of the dragon's head. As you can see it is in a fetal pose with the head bending downward. Draw the jaw line and then draw the spikes on back of the head.

Step 3.


Continue to draw the neck, and then draw in some of the back part of the body. When this is done make the arms and small talons.

Step 4.


You will now be drawing the baby dragon's wing which is normally wrapped around the lower part of the body like a blanket. Once you have done that, you can sketch out more of the abdomen as well as the back part of the body.

Step 5.


You are getting closer to the end of this tutorial. All you have to do now is sketch out the legs and feet, as well as the cute toes.

Step 6.


Finish the dragon embryo by drawing the tail. As you can see the tail is curled upward which forms a ball or the shape of the egg. Add some detailing to the wing and then clean up the baby dragon.

Step 7.


Lastly, draw the shell that houses the embryo like so using thick bold lining.

Step 8.


Here is your finished drawing of a dragon egg when you are all done.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: March 21, 2012
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Description: To my amazement I have never made a tutorial based on one of the simplest things that has everything to do with dragons. I had so much fun with the concept of this first tutorial of the day which is ">em>how to draw a dragon egg", step by step. I was going to do a basic egg that looked like a regular shell design with added texture on the surface, but then I thought, nah that would be too boring. Someone suggested that I make a lesson based on a dragon egg with the actual baby dragon growing inside of the shell in the form of an embryo. For a reference I looked up actual baby embryo pictures on the web to get a good idea on how I should make my dragon embryo. One of the classic images I found was actually a picture I remember my mother looking at when she was pregnant with my now sixteen year old brother. It shows a baby in the four month stage with the hand up to its face in a thumb sucking pose. The membrane lite background made the picture even more powerful, so I used that idea to create what I call a dragon egg. I do believe that you will enjoy this lesson because it is of a dragon in its purest form. I will return with some other cool stuff but for now, have fun drawing a dragon egg.