How to Draw Shenron From Dragon Ball Z

Artist: Dawn / March 29, 2015

Step 1.

Begin by drawing a head guide, then more guide shapes for the arms/legs. Sketch in the facial guidelines and then one long guideline for the body.

Step 2.

Next, use the head guide to sketch out the structure of Shenron's head and face shape.

Step 3.

Here you will draw in the bottom mandible like so. Notice that the mouth is roaring.

Step 4.

Use the facial guidelines to draw in the shapes of the eyes followed by all the scales on the face. This will add texture to Shenron's face. We will also fill the mouth with small sharp teeth.

Step 5.

Like a lot of Asian style dragons, you will draw in the hair on each side of the face behind the jaw bone, then draw in the antlers or horns on top of his head.

Step 6.

Shenron's head and face is drawn, so we will now tackle getting the body done. Draw the neck and long snake like body.

Step 7.

Finish the lining for the body on the inside part. Add the scales on the belly of the dragon which should flow straight up to the head like you see here.

Step 8.

Fill in the gaps on the sides with the muscular arms and clawed hands. Don't forget to add detailing where needed.

Step 9.

Finish drawing Shenron's body, then draw the spikes on the back of the body which are sloped down. Erase your mistakes and guidelines because you will be drawing scales.

Step 10.

Like I said, draw in all the scales on the body and then draw in the small spikes down the rest of the dragon's back or Shenron's back.

Step 11.

That's it, you are all done. Now you can add some color to this dragon from Dragon Ball Z. Shenron was super cool to replicate wasn't he?

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: March 29, 2015
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Description: I have been asked for so long to make a lesson on how to draw Shenron from Dragon Ball Z. I have been asked by so many people as far back as I can remember. I didn't realize that I had never made a tut on Shenron until I got another request for the lesson. Do today, I think all you DBZ fans will have a blast as you draw Shenron in the way he looks in the anime/cartoon. I had so much fun with making this drawing tutorial. If you are one of the many that has been waiting forever for this lesson, wait no more because here it is. Have fun people and let me know if you like what you see, but more importantly, if the lesson helped you.