In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Dimorphodon step-by-step.
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To draw this Dimorphodon 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.
Below you can watch a Narrated 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 so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake.
Step 1: Start by drawing circle as a guide for the dimorphodon's head. To draw the circle, first make four 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 circular object like a coin or a bottle cap. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
On the lower, right side, draw a smaller circle as a guide for the front part of the body. Pay attention to the size and position of this circle in relation to the head circle.
Step 2: On the left side of the head, draw two small arcs as guides for the dimorphodon's jaws. The top jaw should be bigger and more box-like. The bottom jaw should be smaller and more curved. Draw two short lines that connect the circles together to create the guide for the neck. On the right side of the body circle, draw an arc as a guide for the back portion of the body. Dimorphodons had small bodies, so don't draw the body too big in relation to the head.
Step 3: Draw the guide for the dimorphodon's first wing on top of the body. First draw a long line that angles to the right. The line should bend three times to indicate the joints. Below that draw a curved line for the bottom edge of the wing. Pay attention to the size of the guide in relation to the body. Starting on top of the head, draw a similar shape as a guide for the other wing. Bend the top line for the joints and close off the shape at the bottom with a curved line. The wing on the left should be smaller because it's farther away.
Step 4: Under the body, on the right side, draw a two short angled lines as guides for the dimorphodon's legs. Pay attention to how these lines bends to indicate the joints. The line on the left should be smaller. On the right side of the body, draw a horizontal line as a guide for the tail.
That's it for the guides! From this point on, press down harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing of a groundhog or woodchuck.
Step 5: Inside the head, draw a small circle as a guide for the dimorphodon's eye. Place the eye slightly higher than the center of the circle. Make he sides of the shape pointy for the corners of the eye. Draw small, curved lines around the eye for the eyelid and wrinkles. Above the eye, draw a series of angled lines for the scaly brow. Curve the shape of the brow so that it surrounds the eye.
Step 6: Use the arc on the top, left side of the head as a guide to draw the dimorphodon's top jaw. First draw a series of small, pointy shapes along the bottom edge of the arc for the teeth. Then darken the shape of the guide but don't overlap the teeth on the front. Curve the top of the jaw to give it more structure. Inside the jaw, near the top, draw a series of lines and shapes for the nostril.
Step 7: Use the arc on the lower, left side as a guide to draw the dimorphodon's lower jaw. Draw a line inside the shape for the open mouth. Add a series of small triangular shapes along the line for the sharp teeth. Darken the rest of the guide for the outer section of the jaw. Use wavy lines at the bottom for texture on the skin.