In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Dragon (Wyvern) step-by-step.
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To draw this 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.
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 three circles as guides for the dragon's body and head. Pay attention to the sizes and positions of the circles. The circle on the right should be the smallest because that will be the head. To draw each circle, first make four marks to determine the height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circles, just trace the outer rim of circular objects like coins or bottle caps. 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: Connect the circles together using short, curved lines to finish the guide for the dragon's body. On the left side, draw two long, curved lines to create the guide for the tail. Make the base of the tail wide and the tip thin and pointy. Inside the head draw a two curved lines as construction guides to help you position the facial features later on.
Step 3: On the right side of the head circle, draw two curved lines as guides for the dragon's jaws. The lines should be similar to small arcs. On top of the body, draw two very long, angled lines as guides for the wings. Pay attention to how these lines bend as this will indicate where the joints are. Under the circle on the left, draw two smaller angled lines as guides for the legs. These lines should be similar to the letter N.
That's it for the guidelines! From this point on, press down harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing of a dragon.
Step 4: Inside the head draw a small diamond-like shape for the dragon's eye. Place the eye on top of the horizontal construction line. Above the eye add a spiky shape using triangular lines for the thick brow. Add the other brow on top, right edge of the head circle using three more spikes. Darken the top arc but make it wavier to create the top jaw. Add a few tiny, curved lines for the nostrils.
Step 5: Use the arc at the bottom as a guide to draw the dragon's lower jaw. Add a few curved lines inside the shape to create the open mouth. At the top, draw a series of V-shaped lines for the row of teeth.