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How to Draw Dragons

This is my entry for Life's Burning Questions on How to Draw Dragons

In this Instructable, I will show you how to draw two types of dragons

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This instructable is a beginners guide for drawing dragons. For a More In-Depth and advanced Instructable about drawing dragons, check out This Instructable by RocketScientist2015

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Step 1: Know Your Dragons

You may not know this, but there's two types of dragons.

  • The European Dragon is the most common dragon. They're the ones you find on Disney movies, or the one on Shrek . They're big and very strong, and usually evil.
  • The Chinese Dragon is a more rare type to see. They're long and snake-like with small extremities. Usually they're involved with magic and good luck.

Source: Nickelodeon Magazine (Deal with it!)

On this instructable I will show you the basics for both types

Step 2: EuroDragon Step 1

For the Euro dragon, start by drawing its head. Its kinda like a T-Rex head.

Next draw its neck. Its basically two very long lines. Make one curved line and then another one in which you'll change the curve slightly.


Keep in Mind that part of this long neck will be the belly so you should considerate how big or skinny the dragon will be.

Step 3: EuroDragon Step 2

Picture of EuroDragon Step 2
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Now for the legs. The legs are divided into three sections. The first section is its thigh, which are usually quite big because they have to hold the weight of the dragon. The second section is the "leg". The third section is the feet. Its your decision how many finger it has, but almost it's almost always four. Remember to put some scary claws.

It's usually easier to draw one front leg and hide the other one.
I admit it: I am OBSESSED with dragons. However, I believe that like humans, dragons do not come in different breeds. Have you read Eragon? It's where I get most of my ideas about dragons. :P
PetBennett3 years ago
U for got wyverns and ampatheters ( not sure I spelled that right but they have no legs and there covered in feathers)
I had to draw a dragon for my book report, and this website was PERFECT thank you SOOO much! I love this place!
Keith-Kid (author)  IBeNikki19993 years ago
It loves you too :)
I know, people love me lol (sarcasm) :D
i like um
i used to draw dragons all the time and i got very good at it. but sadly i stopped for a few months and my skills faded away:(
i will try to put up some pics of my best in a slide show maybe
Oh, and one more thing, How do i get a profile picture? Thanks =D

PS i love this website!
dae27983 years ago
okay website and im not very negative but bigger better in depth draw work better for me
charchar23 years ago
This is my favorite dragon drawing instructable by far!!!!!!!!
M.Dragon3 years ago
 Dude, you're great. When did you start drawing, because it seems like you've been in the business a long time. 
Dragon Gal5 years ago
Dis is ma Dragon ...
My_Dragon_2.jpg
by the way very cute. :)
oh my gosh! that dragon is soooooooooooo cute!
Can I pet it...?
It's neat how you draw baby dragons.
Awwwwwwwwww.......... So Cute!
that is an awsome dragon!!
what is its name?
Keith-Kid (author)  Dragon Gal5 years ago
Looks great!
wolfeh3344 years ago
how do u get to` da forums?
Keith-Kid (author)  wolfeh3344 years ago
kieth-kid, do u go on neondragonart.com
i got a book thing made by the same person that does the pics on that site. the cover got ripped off sadly. :(
Keith-Kid (author)  wolfeh3344 years ago
Never heard of it.
well, its just a website that has drawing tutorials colering sheets and alot of drawing tips and stuff baisically. also i know that i keep asking u this but... do u want a gerbil they are redy to go to homes. if u want i can upload a pic of them so u could pick one out if u will buy one.
Keith-Kid (author)  wolfeh3344 years ago
Sorry, told you no.
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also, how do you get a pic in your icon?
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Go to your profile and hit the button beneath where your profile image WOULD be called "Change Profile Image". Then you can upload a picture from your save pictures and make it your profile image.
¿¿¿??? is that the forums its ok i found them like two mins ago
texansrule74 years ago
 Mine did not turn out like that but still awesome directions good job keep it up!
skirts4 years ago
uhm, the two legged or armed dragons are wyverns. just thought i'd point that out.
Keith-Kid (author)  skirts4 years ago
I have no two legged dragons here. Chinese dragons usually have about 6 short limbs, like in the picture provided. Wyverns are another type of dragon, from the Middle Ages, usually from Europe.
minion6544 years ago
how do put a picture on your account
charchar24 years ago
i love this instructable! it rocks it is my favorite instuctable!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
aaaaahhhhhhhhh! u wrong the chinese one has 4 legs look closely near the tail. lol
Keith-Kid (author)  Master Phooey4 years ago
I never said it didn't have 4 legs.... The one I drew actually has 4 legs....
mr. random4 years ago
Dude This IS SOOO Awesome :-) How Did You Learn To Draw Like That?
hardy964 years ago
hey dude thiz rocks i got to draw dragons better a really good artest im 12 but turn 13 n to days
voemaster4 years ago
cool
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