Hello dragon fans!
Posted here is some simple instructions for kids about how to draw a standing dragon but before we begin I thought I should introduce myself… My name is Hannah, I am Micheline’s daughter. I’m fourteen years old and I love to draw and I love music. I especially love to draw dragons! I have posted on Whimsical Publishing’s blog once before (Please check out my previous post > Our Crazy Animals) and I am hoping to do more here in the future. Since this blog is dedicated mostly to children my Mom and Trina thought it would be great to have a kid writing some of the posts – so HERE I am!
I hope you enjoy this short little dragon drawing tutorial!Step One: First you want to draw a simple stick and circle base frame for your dragon. Easy! So if you mess up or aren’t happy there is still time to erase and start over!Step Two: Draw around your stick figure, give it a head, feet, body and tail. Don’t forget to draw in the wing membrane, otherwise how is your dragon going to fly?!Step Three: To help make your dragon look more three-dimensional you should add the legs behind the front ones. Same goes for the wings. He can’t fly with only one wing!Step Four: Once you have the shape you want get a black ink pen out. Now you have to carefully trace over your entire drawing, but don’t trace the stick figure you started with! After you have traced every little line go and erase all the nasty left over pencil lines.Step Five: Now we add detail!! Draw in little spikes all the way along his back and tail. Add crease lines in the wings and the dragon’s soft belly. Draw in muscle lines and any extra spikes you want on the jaw and legs. Oh yeah, don’t forget he’ll need claws for hunting!Step Six: Always the fun part, add colour to your creation! I’ve chosen earthy colours. You could do anything, black and red are a nice combination, so is green and blue. But don’t do pink. I think he’d come off the page and fry your pencil crayon if you tried!Step Seven: Shading, add shadows to the places that are covered by other limbs. Add shading to places in the wing to make it look 3-D. That way your dragon will actually pop off the page instead of looking flat and boring. Have fun with it!
Of course don’t let that limit you, you can make those sticks and circles do anything you want them to. They can fly, sleep, run, hunt. They can come in all shapes and sizes – anything you want! We’ve included several of my other drawings as examples. Thanks for checking this out!
P.S. You can also check out our free colouring pages as well – there are some fun dragons to colour in there as well!