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How to Draw a Dragon Head


Hello, dear readers of our website! Today we bring you a new article, in which we again will learn you how to draw. And today we are going to tell you how to draw a dragon head.


Step 1

As you can see, at the end the head of dragon will look very realistic. At first we sketch out a pretty simple figure. This Is the outline of a dragon’s head, it is need to draw, using simple and light lines. Note, how the head narrows to the nose. At the top of the head don’t forget the sketch out the horns.
how to draw a dragon head

Step 2

With uneven horizontal sketch out the mouth of the dragon. Beneath the mouth draw two large spikes, and above the mouth draw the contour of the eye. In this step, as in the previous one, we need to use simple and light lines.


Step 3

The general outlines of the dragon head are ready, and now we draw the details, moving from top to bottom. Here we draw the oval eye, above it draw jagged horn plate. Beneath the eye draw the folded part of scales.

how to draw a dragon step by step

Step 4

Draw the nostril and nose, which goes to the upper jaw with massive fangs. Between nostril and eye draw plates with scales. Draw such plates around the eyes, as in our drawing.

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Step 5

Circle the lower portion of the head and draw very large horns disposed across the lower jaw. By the way, the dragon, which we draw, has a pronounced appearance of the classic fairy-tale medieval dragon.

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Step 6

Draw large areas of skin on the upper part of the neck. Please note that they look like a membrane. At the bottom of the neck, draw a texture similar to an uneven lattice. By the way, if you want to draw an Asian version of the Dragon, visit our lesson on how to draw a chinese dragon.

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Step 7

Here we on the last step of the drawing lesson on how to draw dragon head. Here we add the light shadows. As always, we do it in a several stages:

  1. Determine the source of light;
  2. Add hatching in areas where no shadow falls;
  3. Add a second layer of shading in a particularly dark areas.


It was another drawing lesson by DFA in which we told you about how to draw a dragon head. Probably, such dragons adorned the walls of the medieval knights as trophies. Do not forget to subscribe to us in Google Plus, Facebook, Pinterest and wherever you can find us, so as not to miss the fresh drawing lessons. Good luck!


  1. This is a great drawing lesson that I would totally suggest. It is not as hard as it looks.

    1. yes that’s perfectly normal. not everyone’s drawing is meant to be the same by any means.

  2. i think this is the best step by step drawing ever.
    the dragon was so hard core!

    1. this is actually extremely easy, you just need to practice more. try drawing the outlines first multiple times until you feel comfortable with what you’ve got, then try drawing details.

  3. The step by step in word form are mediocre, but the visual aspect really makes up for it. Overall this was a really good tutorial with an even better dragon!

  4. This was really fun to do and I enjoyed the proses of making it thx

  5. When I finished drawing it I couldn’t believe that I drew it! Love, love, love your tutorials.

  6. Wow, best step by step tutorial I have ever seen! Keep up the good work…..it was only a bit hard. 🙁

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