In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Ceratosaurus Dinosaur step-by-step.
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To draw this Ceratosaurus 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 two circles as guides for the Ceratosaurus' head and top part of the body. The circle on the top, right 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 rims 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. Pay attention the sizes and spacing of the circles.
Step 2: Draw a horizontal line inside the head as a guide to help you position the Ceratosaurus' facial features later. On the left side of the big circle, draw a long, curved line as a guide for the back portion of the body. This guide should be similar to an arc on its side. Pay attention to the size of this arc in relation to the first circle.
Step 3: On the right side of the head circle, draw two curved lines as guides for the Ceratosaurus' jaws. These guides should be similar to arcs on their sides. Make the inner edges of the arcs flat for the mouth. Under the body, on the left, draw a long angled line as a guide for the hind leg. To the right, draw a smaller angled line as a guide for the arm. Pay attention how the lines bend to indicate the joints.
Step 4: Connect the head to the body using short lines to create the Ceratosaurus' thick neck. On the left side of the body, draw a long, curved shape as a guide for the tail. Make the tail wide at the base and thin and pointy at the tip. Under the body, draw a long, angled line as a guide for the second hind leg. To the right, draw a short, curved line as a guide for the second arm.
That's it for the guidelines! From this point on, press down harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing of a baby horse or foal.
Step 5: Inside the head, on the top, right side, draw a small circle for the Ceratosaurus' eye. Make the sides of the shape pointy for the corners of the eye. Inside the eye draw a tiny circle for a highlight and a small dot for the pupil. Add a few of curved lines around the eye to indicate the eyelid and wrinkles. Above the eyes, draw a series of angled lines for the thick brow and the two horns. Don't make the horns too big.
Step 6: Draw a triangular shape on top of the top jaw for the Ceratosaurus' main horn. Make the edges angled and rough. Darken the basic path of the arc to create the jaw. Make the bottom edge wavy. Extend the line farther to the left so that it's inside the head. Inside the jaw, near the tip, draw a slit-like shape for the nostril.
Step 7: Use the small arc on the bottom as a guide to draw the Ceratosaurus' lower jaw. Make the top edge wavy for the mouth. Extend the bottom line farther inside the head and curve it upward. Add a curved, vertical line between the jaws for a piece of skin.