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How to Draw a Dragon: 15 Easy Dragon Drawing Ideas

Dragons have always been a favorite subject of mine when it comes to drawing. There’s something so captivating about creating an animal-like creature and adding your own creative twists. It’s no wonder drawing dragons was such a fun activity for me as a kid. However, I understand that for beginner artists, drawing dragons can be quite challenging. That’s why I’ve put together this blog post to teach you how to draw an easy dragon.

Drawing Tips: Start with a Pencil Sketch

Before we dive into the dragon drawing ideas, here are a few tips to keep in mind. Begin by sketching your dragon with a pencil. Once you’re satisfied with the sketch, trace over it with a pen or your preferred medium. After the ink has dried, erase the pencil sketch underneath to reveal your finished drawing.

If you’re curious about the art supplies I use for my drawings, you can find more information in my blog post titled “Art Supplies I Use.”

Now, let’s explore some dragon drawing ideas that you can follow along with and give drawing a dragon a try!

1. Step-by-Step Dragon Drawing

Let’s start with a step-by-step guide on how to draw a simple yet cute dragon. Follow these instructions:

  1. Begin by drawing the dragon’s head.
  2. Next, create the dragon’s body.
  3. Draw the dragon’s tail.
  4. Add wings to your dragon.
  5. Proceed to draw the dragon’s legs.
  6. Finally, finish up by adding the eyes and any additional features you desire, such as claws, spines, or a mouth.

Take a look at the finished dragon drawing below. It’s absolutely adorable!

Step-by-Step Dragon Drawing

2. Dragon Wings

Drawing dragon wings can be a bit tricky, so here’s a tutorial to help you out. This technique will come in handy for all the other dragon drawings you might want to create.

Dragon Wings Tutorial

3. Lazy Dragon

Sometimes, we all just want to laze around like this cute dragon. Give this simple drawing a try and enjoy the relaxing vibes.

Lazy Dragon Drawing

4. Flying Dragon

Imagine a dragon soaring through the sky amidst fluffy clouds. Let’s bring that image to life through drawing.

Flying Dragon Drawing

5. Attacking Dragon

Here’s a dragon getting ready to unleash its power and attack. This drawing captures the intensity and excitement of this mighty creature.

Attacking Dragon Drawing

6. Cute Dragon

If you’re looking for a cute version of a dragon, give this adorable drawing a go. It’s guaranteed to make you smile.

Cute Dragon Drawing

7. Dragon and Stars

Let’s set our dragon against a dazzling starry sky in this drawing. Unleash your creativity and bring this magical scene to life.

Dragon and Stars Drawing

8. Snake-Like Dragon

Inspired by Chinese or Japanese dragons, let’s draw a dragon with a snake-like body. For reference, I took inspiration from Haku in Spirited Away. I hope you like the result!

Snake-Like Dragon Drawing

9. Sleeping Dragon

For a more peaceful drawing, let’s capture a dragon taking a nap. This one is all about tranquility and relaxation.

Sleeping Dragon Drawing

10. Dragon Sketch

Next, I’ve created a cool dragon sketch using just a pencil. It’s a simple yet striking representation of this mythical creature.

Dragon Sketch

11. Knot Dragon

Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a dragon knotted into an intricate design. Follow these steps:

  1. Start by drawing the initial guiding line.
  2. Use the line to construct the dragon’s body.
  3. Erase the initial line and any dashed lines.
  4. Complete the drawing by adding the dragon’s head, eyes, and tail. Feel free to add color if you’d like!

Check out the finished drawing and a black and white line version below.

Knot Dragon Drawing
Knot Dragon Line Drawing

12. Fire Dragon

Let’s draw a fire-type dragon next. My depiction ended up resembling Charmeleon, but with wings! Let your imagination run wild with fiery colors.

Fire Dragon Drawing

13. Sea Dragon

Take a dive into the depths of the sea with this dragon drawing. I created this piece several years ago, capturing the beauty of a dragon swimming gracefully through the waves.

Sea Dragon Drawing

14. Geometric Dragon

For those who enjoy more geometrical and structured drawings, try your hand at this dragon design. Its straight lines make it a great choice for beginner artists.

Geometric Dragon Drawing

15. Half Circle Dragon

Let’s create a dragon drawing using a semicircle as our starting point. The result is an incredibly cute dragon that you’ll surely love.

Half Circle Dragon Drawing

I hope you enjoyed this collection of dragon drawings and found inspiration for your own creations. If you’d like more drawing ideas, check out my other blog posts for a multitude of options.

If you have a favorite drawing from this collection or any other suggestions, feel free to share them in the comment section below. I’d love to hear from you!

Thank you for visiting, and I wish you a fantastic week ahead filled with creativity and artistic joy.

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Alexia Young

Hello and welcome to the world of Alexia. I am a passionate and dedicated artist who loves to create beautiful, mesmerizing art for everyone's walls. I believe in the importance of encouraging people to express their creativity and be happy.

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