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How to Draw a Sun Dragon

Artist: Dawn / September 26, 2012
How to Draw a Sun Dragon

Step 1.

Begin with drawing out the lines and shapes to form a workable frame for your sun dragon. As you can see the body is in a curved like pose, but you can do whatever you like.

Step 2.

Starting with the head guide, begin sketching out the profile of the dragon's face and head like you see here. The snout should be long and the mouth is obviously open. Draw in the attached horn the comes off the forehead, then draw in the eye, and f   

Step 3.

Here we will continue with drawing the frills in the form of flames. All you have to do is start with a circle pattern but instead of smooth lines, you will make fiery edges. Add detailing to the cheek frill, then draw in the tongue and teeth.

Step 4.

You will now draw out the body. Like I said in step one, the body pose is on a slither, so when you draw the neck, make sure to draw the neck and torso in the pattern of an S. Sketch out the front arms, then draw the hind legs, or thighs like you see   

Step 5.

Continue on with drawing the body until the tail is completely drawn out. I didn't want to include a tuft at the tip of the tail because I thought that the wings was enough flames. When the tail is finished, draw the rest of the legs which includes t   

Step 6.

You will work on getting the wings drawn out. Start by drawing the arm of the wing like so, then from there make the wispy looking flaming wing. The ends or edges should be drawn in a rugged or ruff manner.

Step 7.

Repeat exactly what you did in step six, to step seven. You will try to draw the left wing the same way you did the right. When you are satisfied with the results you can begin erasing the mistakes you made.

Step 8.

In the end your drawing of a sun dragon should come out looking like the one you see here. Now all you have to do is color in your artwork.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: September 26, 2012
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Description: I'm sorry to say folks, but I don't think I'm going to continue on with the concept of making planet type dragons. After I submit this one I will work on another concept that I think you guys will like, but it all depends on if it can be done or not. So here is how to draw a sun dragon", step by step and to tell you the truth, I’m not so amazed with how it turned out. The wings are definitely awesome, but I don't like the body's pose, and I also don't like how there is really no detailing. I think the main reason why I didn't include so much detailing and definition, is because we all know the sun to be this big ball of mass that is just sitting up there burning. I wanted to try and use that very same concept, then color in the sun dragon the very same shades as the sun. The coloring came out decent, but I think I should have added a cool or cold elemental color just to set off the heat a bit. All in all I still think that it will be a good lesson for others to try so go ahead and knock yourself out with drawing a sun dragon of your own. You can tweak this dragon to your liking if you wish, or just follow the steps and create it verbatim. I have some other tuts coming your way so stay tuned in.