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:
- Begin by drawing the dragon’s head.
- Next, create the dragon’s body.
- Draw the dragon’s tail.
- Add wings to your dragon.
- Proceed to draw the dragon’s legs.
- 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!
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.
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.
4. Flying Dragon
Imagine a dragon soaring through the sky amidst fluffy clouds. Let’s bring that image to life through 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.
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.
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.
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!
9. Sleeping Dragon
For a more peaceful drawing, let’s capture a dragon taking a nap. This one is all about tranquility and relaxation.
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.
11. Knot Dragon
Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw a dragon knotted into an intricate design. Follow these steps:
- Start by drawing the initial guiding line.
- Use the line to construct the dragon’s body.
- Erase the initial line and any dashed lines.
- 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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