Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Parasaurolophus Dinosaur" 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.
Step 1: Draw a circle near the middle of the page as a guide for the first part of the parasaurolophus' 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.
Step 2: Draw a big arc for the second part of the dinosaur's body. Start by making a small arc on the top, left side of the circle. Then draw a couple of curved lines that connect the small mark to the circle to complete the arc. Pay attention to the size of the arc in relation to the circle. The arc should tilt upward slightly too.
Step 3: Draw another circle on the left side as a guide for the parasaurolophus' head. This circle should be very small compared to the first circle. Don't draw this circle too close to the body.
Step 4: Draw a very small arc to the right of the head as a guide for the parasaurolophus' muzzle. This arc should be narrow at the top.
Step 5: Draw two curved lines that connect the head to the body to form the guide for the dinosaur's neck. The neck should be wide on the left side next to the body and narrow on the right side, next to the head.