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Uploaded: January 6, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 9
Updated: January 7, 2013
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I haven't drawn any cool dragons lately and I keep getting request to do more. Here is one that might make some of you happy. Up next we will learn "how to draw a skeleton dragon,", step by step. I tried out some new concepts with this dragon as far as the face and snout go. The bones are made to look creepier than ever and have that slim dripping from the teeth and jaw in the colored image. You can tweak this dragon to your own personal preference if you like, or you can just leave it as is. No matter what you choose to do, when it comes to drawing dragons there is no better way then to use your imagination. I really liked how this skeletal version of a dragon came out, and I think that it will be a hit for all you dragon fans out there. I might be back later, but I might also call it a day. So adios mi amigos, enjoy.

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How to Draw a Skeleton Dragon

how to draw a skeleton dragon step 1

STEP 1.

We will start by drawing some basic shapes and limbs for your skeleton. Make sure the neck is long and the limbs are drawn in the body pose you choose.
 
how to draw a skeleton dragon step 2

STEP 2.

You will begin sketching out the dragon's snout and forehead like so. The snout includes the upper and lower mandibles, as well as all the sharp teeth.
 
how to draw a skeleton dragon step 3

STEP 3.

Sketch out the rest of the face shape in the form of bones, then sketch in the horns. Add detailing to the horns and skeletal head like so, then draw in the eye, cheek detailing and small horns on the cheeks.
 
how to draw a skeleton dragon step 4

STEP 4.

You will draw in the vertebra to create the shape of the neck, then proceed to draw out the chest, shoulder and arm bones. Sketch in the detailing to the bones, then move to step five where you will draw more of the dragon's body.
 
how to draw a skeleton dragon step 5

STEP 5.

Before you start sketching out the rest of the arms, you will need to take your time as you draw in each rib bone on the chest cavity. When this task is complete, you can draw the forearm bones, followed by the wrist and talon or hand bones.
 
how to draw a skeleton dragon step 6

STEP 6.

Sketch out the one wing bone. Look at the anatomy of the dragon's wing, there is a wrist, finger, and arm like the front limbs. When the wing arm is sketch out, you can begin sketching the pelvic bone, then the thigh bones.
 
how to draw a skeleton dragon step 7

STEP 7.

As you tackle the task of sketching out the skeleton version of a dragon, be sure to sketch in all the detailing on the bones for surface texture. Draw the spine bones or vertebra, then the rest of the leg bones. Draw the feet which are also claws like so.
 
how to draw a skeleton dragon step 8

STEP 8.

End this tutorial by finishing up the skeleton dragon. Draw the entire shape and pose of the tail like so. Be sure to include all the small skinny tips on either side of the tail bones. Draw in the fingers for the wings, then begin erasing the mistakes and perfecting the dragon.
 
how to draw a skeleton dragon step 9

STEP 9.

Here is what the finished product looks like when you are all done. Now you can color in the dragon, or use this piece for anything you like.