Learning to draw a dragon is not as hard as you think it is – it’s actually a lot of fun and gives you a chance to really get creative imagining what your dragon could look like.
Step 1 – Draw The Dragon’s Back
To draw the dragon’s back, draw a line that curves up at the sides and in the middle. Notice how the right side of the curve is a little bit lower than the left side. The left side will be where the dragon’s head is and the right side will be where the dragon’s tail is.
Step 2 – Draw The Dragon’s Belly
To draw the dragon’s belly, just add another line that follows the same curve as the one you did for the dragon’s back. It should connect on the right side to form the dragon’s tail. Keep the left side open so we can draw the head next.
Step 3 – Draw The Dragon’s Head
To draw the head of a dragon, draw a mitten-like shape with a big curve for the top of the head and a narrow, long curve for the dragon’s jaw. Connect it with the body.
Step 4 – Draw Horns And Teeth
Add two horns to the top of your dragon’s head, and add a zig-zag line in the mouth to make the teeth. You can make the horns long, short, pointy, round, twisty, or however you like!
Step 5 – Draw The Dragon’s Arms
First, draw the arm that’s facing the front. I drew two curved lines coming out of the dragon’s body for the arms, then added zig zags for it’s claws. Once you draw the front arm, you can draw the second arm the same way but tilted upwards.
Notice how I drew over the line of the dragon’s belly to make the arms. This will help to give depth to our drawing. Later on we will erase extra lines.
Step 6 – Draw The Dragon’s Legs
To draw the dragon’s legs and feet, draw short curved lines coming out of the other side of the dragon’s belly. Make the legs shorter but the feet longer than you drew the hands. Zig zag lines are a simple way to draw the claws on the dragon’s legs!
Step 7 – Draw The Dragon’s Wings
To draw dragon wings, start by adding two curved V-shaped lines coming out of the dragon’s back, lined up with where the arms come out of the other side of it.
Step 8 – Drawing The Dragon’s Wings Part 2
Next, add a curved line to the ends of each line of the V you drew. These will be the top of the dragon’s wings.
Step 9 – Finish The Dragon’s Wings
To finish up drawing the dragon’s wings, add scalloped lines connecting the tips of the wings to the base of where the V-lines touch the body. For the back wing, you might not be able to show all of it because the front wing is blocking. Just draw what you
would be able to see. Step 10 – Draw Fire Breath
To draw a fire-breathing dragon, add some flames in front of it’s mouth! Flames start out narrower (from where they come from) and get wider at the ends. Draw a big flame and then add some very small flicks of flame next to it. The little flame flicks help to suggest that the flames are moving.
Step 11 – Color Your Drawing Of A Dragon
Now that you have drawn a picture of a dragon, color it in! You can make it any color you like. Try using different colors or drawing small dots or dashes to add texture to the dragon’s body. This will help it look like the dragon is covered in tiny, glistening scales. You can also add a background to your picture by adding a few clouds, a sun or moon, mountains, or maybe even some more dragons!