In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Dragon Sleeping step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
To draw this Sleeping Dragon step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The 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 right side of the paper as a guide for the sleeping dragon's head. To draw the circle, first make four small marks to determine its height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a small, circular object like a coin or a lid. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: Draw a big arc on the lower, left side of the head for the dragon's muzzle. First make a small mark on the left side. Then connect the mark to the head using curved lines.
Step 3: Draw another arc to the left of the head as a guide for the sleeping dragon's arm. Continue drawing the guide on the left side and then angle it to the right toward the mythical creature's head.
Step 4: To the left, draw a curved, horizontal line for the first part of the guide for the hind leg. On top of that line, draw another curved line for the top part of hind leg's guide. At the bottom, draw another horizontal line that curves up and to the left to finish the guide for the leg.
Step 5: Draw the guide for the body by first making a mark high above the legs. Connect the lower, right side of the head to the mark at the top using a long, curved line. Continue to draw the line to the left. Curve it down and back to the right to end on the guide for the dragon's leg.