How to Draw a Carnotaurus Dinosaur


Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Carnotaurus" video after each step to draw at your own pace.


Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:


Written step-by-step video tutorial:


For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.


Draw Carnotaurus Dinosaur 1

Step 1: Draw a circle near the bottom left of the page as a guide for the first part of the carnotaurus' body. First draw four small marks to indicate the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But the circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. If you do want to draw a perfect circle, trace the outer rim of a cup, a lid or any other object with a circular edge.


Draw Carnotaurus Dinosaur 2

Step 2: Draw a half-circle on the left as a guide for the top part of the carnotaurus' head. First draw a slightly tilted horizontal line. Then draw a curved line on top for the top part of the half-circle. Sketch lightly at first to get the shape right. Pay attention to the size of the half circle in relation to the first circle. They should be close together too.


Draw Carnotaurus Dinosaur 3

Step 3: Draw a curved line under the half- circle for the bottom half of the carnotaurus' head or jaw. This curved line should be similar to the letter V that's slightly tilted.


Draw Carnotaurus Dinosaur 4

Step 4: Use a series of lines to complete the rest of the guides for the dinosaur's body. First draw two lines that connect the head to the body to form the neck. Then draw a big arc on the right side of the first circle for the second part of the body. First make a small mark to indicate the height of the arc. Then use curved lines to connect the body to the mark to complete the arc.


Draw Carnotaurus Dinosaur 5

Step 5: Draw an angled line under the body as a guide for the carnotaurus' first leg. Bend the line to indicate where the leg's joints will be. The line should be similar to an angled letter S. Add a couple of short lines at the bottom as guides for the toes. Add another angled line on the left as a guide for the dinosaur's other hind leg.

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