I’ve brought you more colouring pages! And do you know what? None of them are dragons!The Basilisk isn’t classified as a dragon at all; it has a killer gaze, eight legs and lives in dark caves or caverns.The Wyvern is a weak creature bred from a dragon and a snake, but it’s not classified as a dragon either! Wyverns always have two legs, wings and a barbed tail.And finally, what is the last one? Well, I suppose you could call it a dragon but it just doesn’t have wings. So… we’ll just pretend it isn’t a true dragon?
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I have long dreamed of illustrating children’s books. In my teens I would buy children’s books just so I could copy the illustrations and practice. Well… it took until I was almost 40 years old to make it happen but here I am and I am so very thankful!
I am grateful that I am living out one of my childhood dreams but MUCH greater than that I thankful for how this little publishing company fulfills another dream of mine; the opportunity to support, help and give to children. From the beginning of this company my partner, Trina Ayling, and I have written this “giving code” into the very fiber of our business. And although we are still only a baby company with limited resources we have tried hard to live by our “code”.
Quite honestly, I dream of having unlimited resources with which I could change the lives of children all over the world. In addition to that, I have a staggering number of other personal dreams as well! However, I think the immense needs of the world and the fear that comes in when pursuing dreams can sometimes steal the desire to do anything at all…
The other day I read this post >>> ‘Pencil in Hand’ on Talus Rock Retreat’s blog – this post and the quote included below totally spurred me on;
“Don’t fail to do something because you can’t do everything.” -Bob Pierce
The images attached here are actually drawings that I did many years ago when I was a kid – kinda fun to look back!
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!