In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw and color a Dragon Flyng step-by-step.
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To draw this Flying 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 bottom of the paper as a guide for the front part of the dragon's body. To draw the circle, make four marks to determine 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 circular object like a coin or a lid. To the right draw a slightly smaller circle as a guide for the back portion of the body. Leave a space between the circles so that the body isn't too short. Leave enough space at the top for the dragon's wings. 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: On the far lower, left side, draw an even smaller circle as a guide for the head. This circle should be about one-fourth the size of the first one. The farther away it is, the longer the neck will be. On the left side of the head, make a small mark for the first part of the guide for the dragon's muzzle. Connect the mark to the head using curved lines to create a U-shaped arc as a guide for the muzzle.
Step 3: Connect the circles using a series of curved lines to complete the guide for the dragon's body. Use two long, sloping lines to connect the circles on the left and form the guide for the neck. Use shorter lines to connect the first two circles and complete the guide for the torso.
Step 4: On the lower, right side of the dragon's body, draw a long, curved line for the first part of the guide for the tail. The line should slope down and then curve up on the right. Sketch lightly at first. Draw a second line at the top to make the shape of the tail thicker. The tail should be thick at the base and gradually get thinner toward the pointy tip on the right.
Step 5: Starting inside the first circle, draw a short, angled line as a guide for the arm. The shape of this line should be similar to the number 7 with a curved bottom. Below the circle on the right, draw a short, zigzag line as a guide for the dragon's hind leg.