If it’s a fire-breathing dragon, add flames! If your dragon lives in the ocean, draw fish, coral, and bubbles.
You can draw a cave by drawing a rocky circle and adding shading in the background, darkening as you go deeper. Try to make the cave walls uneven, and if you want, add some hanging rocks, rocks hugging the cave wall, etc.
Gray or brown would be good default colors, but you can add multiple colors if you want to include glowing jewels and gems.
Draw a more rounded outline than that of a human, more like a cat’s eye. Give the eye a thin, curved pupil. Add shading to suggest a colored iris and surround the eye with scales.
Sketch your choice of horns, antlers, hair, etc… to add to the head.
In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
Add other details such as neck, tongue, teeth and chin tendrils as needed.
Frills look like smaller versions of wings that are attached to the head. Just look at wing references and size them down. If you need a better visual, tissues and pipe cleaners will help you get the positioning right.
Use dramatic shading. For instance, if your dragon is facing slightly left, add shading under its chin, along its neck, at the left end of its eyes, and at the base of its horns.
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Draw a circle close to the center of the page. Leave enough space for the rest of the drawing.
You don’t need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
Sketch an outline of an open mouth by using snakes, crocodiles, or other animals as reference – a snake’s open mouth is used here.
Sketch a basic shape of a snake’s head as reference, an oval is used in the illustration.
Draw the neck. If desired, use an image of a snake as reference.
Add lots of shading, i.e., depict where the lighting would show.
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Use a smaller tipped drawing tool to add details and refine the sketch.
Draw curved lines on the front side to enhance the shape of the neck.
Draw the basic shape of the head part that you want to add. In this illustration, a trapezoid or triangular rectangle is used as a guide to draw fins.
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Try sketching it lightly and use the picture of the dragon you want to draw. Then, lightly draw what you see and, if you happen to get the shape you want, draw a little darker. With practice, you will improve.
Erase and remove the sketch marks to produce a clean outlined drawing.
Draw your choice of attachment. This illustration uses horns based from a water buffalo, give your Dragon any type of attachments you like.
Use shapes like 2 wedges to draw the basic shape of the snout.
Draw additional shapes such as cones or mounds to serve as places where horns or tendrils, hair, etc… can be attached. Read books or use the internet to study various animal characteristics that you can use, or, create something unique.
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Draw additional details to the head such as fins, spikes, etc.
Draw two parallel lines on both sides of the line drawn in step 2.
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Sketch the eyes and other details such as nostrils and forehead ridges. The snake’s head is also used here.
Español: dibujar una cabeza de dragón, Português: Desenhar a Cabeça de um Dragão, Italiano: Disegnare una Testa di Drago, Deutsch: Einen Drachenkopf zeichnen, Français: dessiner une tête de dragon, 中文: 画一颗龙脑袋, Bahasa Indonesia: Menggambar Kepala Naga
Draw a curved line to separate the front side of the body from the back.
You can make two wavy lines that connect at the top and form a point, and if that doesn’t work, you can make a stretched triangle with some overlapping skin at the base.
This time we will draw a dragon’s head. This is probably the easiest dragon to draw as it has fewer details than a complete dragon drawing. As such, the dragon’s head can be a perfect place to start practicing how to draw a dragon.
We will draw the dragon’s head with the help of simple shapes. These will make drawing the dragon much easier.
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Sketch your choice of additional parts. Add fins like a frilled lizard, as used here, if you like.
If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Baby Dragon, Cartoon Dragon, and Chinese Dragon.
Sketch with a light pencil as you will need to erase the early lines before the drawing is complete.
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This tutorial will show you some techniques and methods for drawing dragon heads. Drawing dragons is a very creative process, since no one in the world knows what dragons really look like! Be guided by the steps, follow them to the letter, or use your imagination.
It depends on your level of ability. If you want simpler processes, you can start with easier dragons and build up from there.
Add another jagged line for the rest of the mane on the other side.