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Uploaded: November 8, 2012
Artist: PuzzlePieces
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 17
Updated: November 10, 2012
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I love dragons, well most of the time. They are so much fun to draw and they can either be really simple and easy or super complex and detailed. However, sometimes you're stuck at the end of a controller trying to bring one down with a broad sword or sitting at a table with a pile of dice, rolling and hoping to crit as you wish your armor defense was higher. Today I'm going to show you how to draw an easy detailed dragon in just a handful of steps.

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How to Draw Easy Dragons

how to draw easy dragons step 1

STEP 1.

We're going to work from head to toe, or in this case, tail. Dragons can have different shapes of head and here are a few samples. You don't have to use these though. You can tweak, alter and resign them as you like to get just the look that you're trying to get for your dragon.
 
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STEP 2.

Horns also come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, but are usually symmetrical. They can follow the curve of the head or stick straight out. They can come out from the side of the head, the top or even form out of the brow line.
 
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STEP 3.

Dragons eyes are deep and sunken with a thick low set brow over them. They're eyes are almost catlike.
 
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STEP 4.

The spines that go along the back of the dragon's head and neck and all the way down also come in different styles. There are layered spikes, bony protrusions, or a webbed spine, almost resembling the wings.
 
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STEP 5.

Wings can also differ. They come up from the behind the shoulder blade, functioning separately from the arm. The other type of wing is actually part of the arm, claws coming up from the high joint and the wing's webbing stretching from what would be a finger and stretching to join in the armpit or along it's spine.
 
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STEP 6.

Tails also can end differently and you can be as creative with this part as you like. They can just have the spines coming along and ending at the tip. They can end in a sharp point or end in a bulb covered in bony protrusions. They can end in spikes or end with wing like protrusions coming out from the sides. They can end in a barbed spike or be flat. Even just a tuft of spikes.
 
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STEP 7.

First we're going to drawout a frame for our dragon, giving him a round head and a long neck. We'll give him a powerfully large chest region and give him a long tail with a bulb on the end.
 
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STEP 8.

We'll draw his snout, bringing his upper lip over his lower lip and draw his jawline and mouth.
 
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STEP 9.

We'll draw in the eyes and draw in where the horns will be coming out from his head as well as giving him a protrusion on his jaw and drawing in a few scales.
 
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STEP 10.

Now we'll draw in the long neck, curving it out and around to draw his chest as well as drawing in along the back of the neck, stopping at the top of where his shoulder shall go.
 
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STEP 11.

We'll add in the ridges along his underside after that, not quite connecting the lines going across and we'll fill in the ones for his underbelly as well.
 
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STEP 12.

Then we'll give him a powerful set of forelegs, ending each one in a clawed foot.
 
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STEP 13.

Now we'll draw in his back and his hind legs, also ending in a similar fashion to the front legs.
 
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STEP 14.

We'll draw in his long curving tail and draw the bulb at the end with curves going in, where we're going to have a bony protrusions sticking out.
 
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STEP 15.

Before we get to all the pointy bits, we're first going to give him a pair of wings so that he can fly.
 
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STEP 16.

Lastly we can draw in all the horns, the bumps along his spine and all the bony points coming off of his tail.
 
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STEP 17.

And there you have it. An easy and quick dragon.