How to Draw a Dragon for Beginners
At the end of almost every drawing lesson, we ask our readers to write to us about what drawing lessons they would like to see on our site. And our readers very often asked us to create a lesson on how to draw a dragon for beginners.
The first thing we need to outline the skeleton of the dragon. It’s easy enough to do because we will use very simple lines. Let’s start with the head, outlining the head in the form of an oval and a long line of the spine. On this line, we will need to place the chest and pelvis. We conclude this step by sketching the arms and legs.
The dragon’s skeleton is done, and now we will add some volume. We start from the head, sketching the outlines of the wide-open mouth of our flying monster. Next, we sketch the outlines of the curved neck, which moves into a torso and then into a long curved tail.
We continue to add details and volume to our flying dragon. With the help of very simple geometric shapes, we will sketch the outlines of arms and legs. In the same step, we will outline huge wings that resemble bat wings. The main outlines of the dragon are done, and starting with the next step we will start drawing the final details.
As we have said, starting from this step we will work with the final details. With the help of clear and dark lines, we will carefully draw the outlines of the face with a wide-open mouth full of sharp teeth. In the same step, carefully draw the eye of the dragon and spikes on the head. Remove unnecessary lines from the head of the dragon.
Continuing the lines with which we drew the head, we carefully draw out the outlines of the neck, which smoothly passes into the upper part of the body. Next, draw the outlines of arms with sharp claws. Do not forget to draw spikes on the upper side of the neck and erase the unnecessary lines from the upper part of the body.
Now, continuing the lines of the upper body, we gently draw out the lower part of the body and legs with long and sharp claws. Next, draw a long curved tail. On the upper part of the tail, we draw thorns that continue a row of thorns from the neck. Removing unnecessary lines, we proceed to step number seven.
In this step, we essentially finish drawing the body of our flying dragon. Continuing the lines of the torso, we carefully draw out all the details and lines of the wings, taking into account all the joints and claws. With the help of an eraser, we delete all the unnecessary guidelines and proceed to the final step of the lesson on how to draw a dragon for beginners.
You can leave your dragon drawing either as in the previous step, or add some shadows. By tradition, we first determine the source of light, in our example, it falls from above. After that, we add some shadows with hatching in areas of the body of the dragon where no light falls.
So, this lesson had a name how to draw a dragon for beginners, and we hope that it justifies its name, and each of our readers was able to cope with the process of drawing a dragon. But if you encounter any difficulties while drawing the dragon, write to us about it, because your opinion is very important to us.
Hiii I Thought That This Was So Easy And Fun
I think so too.
I so agree
this is a good drawing
It was hard to make the wings, so I think you should make the skeleton of the wings, or maybe that is just me.
THis is STUPID…………
just kidding its awesone
just here to say that this kinda looks a bit traced
since the same image is in the for the Red DragonMonster Manuel for Dungeons and Dragons (5th editon)
some of them are probably traced
omg, you’re right-
I was gonna say the same
can we get a hipogriff or a griffin plx
I am 11years old and I have been looking for a website just like this.
And the only problem is all the details you put in.I like that you put in a lot of details but I think its a bit hard for beginners.I love all kinds of dragons and I would like it if ypu mad ethis a bit easier.
Its easy im 11 and coming along just fine on this
thank you for making this it is very helpful
DRAGONS ARE NOT MONSTERS! THEIR MAJESTICAL CREATURES! At least to me, they are. BUT YOU STILL SHOULDN’T CALL THEM MONSTERS! 👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿👿
I completely agree
Just chill 😑
It was very nice though. Stop Arguing. This is createing a new sense. Pls. I likes the dragon a lot
Thank u. This helps with me learning the structure of a dragon 10/10
Thank u. This helps with me learning the structure of a dragon 10/10. I have been looking for websites like this
I think that this was very fun and was a great idea to make it step by step.
I am only 11 years old and at first I thought this was going to be extremely difficult, but once I tried, it was just plain easy and fun. So thank you.
I think (In my opinion, I am not trying to change yours) that if any creature or being is evil and cruel, should be considered a monster.
i like cheese…
This is excellent! I can’t draw worth a darn, but i was able to draw this dragon easily using your step-by-step method using just a regular Number 2 pencil. I then colored in the outlines with colored pencils.
I highly recommend this lesson for anyone who wants to learn to draw dragons! I will need more practice, especially drawing the talons, knees and elbows, but I got the essentials right. Soon, i will be able to illustrate my own dragon stories!
I thought that it was terrible as it was literally copied, and my one looks nothing like it. But the so called ‘outcome’ was great on the website but mine came out like a piece of crap. You are probably thinking that I am a bad drawer but I won the award for the best sketcher in school.
it was good besides the hands being a struggle.
I Really Love Dragons
I think this is Fun
The “some” in the 8th step, second sentence is spelled spme so please correct it.
And also nice dragon, I liked it
This was fun to draw and easy! Thank you for making this!
Omg i hate touch screens I love this dragon through. Slay all day.
Omg I love this dragon