How to Draw a Water Dragon, Blue Dragon

Artist: Dawn / September 18, 2011

Step 1.

As you know you will have to take your time as you go through this lesson. Begin with a circle for the head and then draw in two more shapes that are joined. Add a neck guide and move to step two.

Step 2.

Begin sketching out the actual shape of the dragon's head and snout. Since this is a water dragon, instead of being a fire breather, it is a water breather. The messy looking mass is the water that the dragon is spewing out.

Step 3.

Continue to sketch out the shape of the head, and as you can see you will do this is a very calm manner or else your water dragon is going to look funny. Draw the side of the jaw, the horns, and the fin like frills. Sketch in the eye and brow bone fo   

Step 4.

Now that the head is all drawn in, you start to get the body started. Begin with the shape of the neck, and then draw the broad chest, back and some of the front legs.

Step 5.

To keep things simple I will break down the steps in an easy to tackle manner. Instead of drawing both arms and talons, just draw out the left one first. Once the arm, elbow, and clawed foot is drawn in you can sketch in some detailing.

Step 6.

Step six entails you drawing out the right arm and talon or clawed foot. There should be detailing and definition sketched in on the arm and top of the hand, and then draw out more frills in a fin like pattern.

Step 7.

We can now begin sketching out the very predominate wings that seem to have less wing based tissue than most dragon wings. Sketch in the detailing on the arm of the wing and then draw a hook like nail at the elbow joint.

Step 8.

Sketch out the back end of the dragon. This includes the back legs, and the extremely strong looking clawed feet. Try to really get this part of the dragon's body drawn right. Part of the massive effect that this element dragon displays is from the c   

Step 9.

Draw the rest of the dragon's back and tail like so, and notice how the tuft at the tip or end of the tail looks a lot like seaweed. Once the tail is drawn, you can sketch out the bone like trail down the back of the neck, all the way down the tail.    

Step 10.

Here is what the line art looks like once you are all done. The fun really begins because now that you just conquered such a massive feat, you can color in the drawing.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: September 18, 2011
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Description: Hi ya'll! I'm going to be submitting another lesson tonight, on a dragon, like requested last night. This dragon is of a water element, and it lurks in the deep waters of the ocean. When this dragon flies, bubbles of water trail with it, as does the tail, beard, and back frills. I had so much fun coloring this dragon, but had a problem with the first background I completed this with. The first background was too dark and lacked a 'watery' value. I really hope you'll enjoy this lesson as much as I have, get prepared with a few drawing utensils to get started. If you're not familiar with dragons, please don't hesitate to check out my other tutorials that teach the basics of the various forms of dragons. Thanks for viewing, and don't forget to lend me your feedback on how you and I did on this tut! Peace out and happy drawing!