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How to Draw a Dragon Head For Beginners

Artist: Dawn / April 11, 2015
How to Draw a Dragon Head For Beginners

Step 1.

What's most important about drawing dragons breathing fire, is that you have to pay attention to the shape of the mouth. A closed mouth with have the lower jaw tucked beneath the upper jaw, like dinosaurs. It's better to base your dragons off past an   

Step 2.

Now, let's examine the teeth of our reptilian beasts. What most artists don't understand is, when a dragon is opening their mouths in offense, their teeth will become bare, just like modern day animals. Just reference a wolf, cat, ferret, or bear, ob   

Step 3.

Sometimes, I see artists draw fire breathing dragons with inaccurate details. When breathing fire, the tongue has to stand aside, or hide from the exiting fire. Otherwise, their tongues would be scorched in direct contact of the fire. Here's two of t   

Step 4.

Let's get ready to draw the dragon head by making a circle for the head guide. You will then draw the guidelines for the mouth or jaws of the dragon.

Step 5.

Begin drawing the dragon's head in better detail. This should include the angled snout and notice how the tip of the snout forms a hook like shape. Draw in the horn and then you are done.

Step 6.

We will now draw the bottom jaw. When that is done you can add the points to the bottom jaw and then draw a small spike on the cheek.

Step 7.

Use the facial guidelines to draw out the eyeballs and then draw in the skin that attaches the mouth to the jaw. Draw in the nostril and then add detailing around and in the mouth.

Step 8.

Draw in the small razor teeth and then draw the long pointed tongue.

Step 9.

We will now draw the frills around the ears and then add detailing to the frills. This will complete the head.

Step 10.

Complete the lesson by drawing the long, snake like neck. You will then add some of the scales and the marking line down the front of the neck.

Step 11.

When you have erased your mistakes and guidelines the drawing should look like the one you see here. Now all you have to do is add some color.

Comments (16)
Bardock · 5 years ago
Im_Tate · 5 years ago
So cool couls you do like an easier toutrial of reborn reborn? plz?!?! :wow: ;) X3 :lol: O_o
Dawn · 5 years ago
Who's that?
Im_Tate · 5 years ago
Anime character :plotting:
CreepypastaUnicorn · 5 years ago
:3 very very c00l B)
CALEB10 · 5 years ago
thats great dawn that your makeing vids or tutorials on how you color in you drawings it would be good if you can try to show us in the way you show us how to draw becuse i like it wean you do it step by step ok dawn thanks oh and by the way this is so hot get it hot :lol:
Dawn · 5 years ago
thank you so much! I will work on that request :)
CALEB10 · 5 years ago
thanks dawn you epic
Krypton · 6 years ago

Artist: Dawn
Date Added: April 11, 2015
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Tags: draw dragons, how to draw dragon heads, how to draw for beginners
Description: All beginning artists have one thing in common, they want to learn how to draw a dragon as part of their goals to becoming good at drawing. Today, I will show all you newbie artists out there how to draw a dragon head for beginners, step by step. This lesson includes helpful tips that will show you how simple it can be when it comes to drawing dragons. The colored image of the dragon head may look complex, but in all reality the lesson is going to be a simple task. All you have to do is follow the steps and read the tips to help you understand how you can be successful when it comes to drawing dragons or dragon heads. I will let you guys get busy because I have a whole lot more tits to upload.