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Uploaded: April 7, 2013
Artist: croc02
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: April 7, 2013
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Hey guys! My second tutorial! Now I have heard about a game called skylander giants and thought it would be cool to do a character called whirlwind, a blue dragon which helps saves the universe from the evil kaos. It was a challenge and I am happy how it came out looking. This is my first attempt to do a skylander so if you have any furthermore requests, please send them to me thanks. :D hope you enjoyed my tutorial!

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how to draw skylanders, whirlwind

How to draw skylanders, whirlwind

how to draw skylanders, whirlwind step 1

STEP 1.

First of all, we need to start with the main guide lines. Start by drawing a circle with a line through it to show you where the eyes lay. You can do any facial expression, which I chose to be stern looking as it is a hero! Next, draw a body attached to it as you will place to circles to make the shape of the leg. Then, attach the two wings and add some feet there as the picture shows. Add the tail to the back. These are the main guidelines to shape out whirlwind.
 
how to draw skylanders, whirlwind step 2

STEP 2.

Next, start to draw the outlines for eyes which are on the line and add the shape of the nose too. Plus, add the shape of the horn and a couple of spikes going down the back. After that, put 2 ears in and put the insides too! Add the mouth in anyway you want, as I said I chose a stern expression. On the body add the fluff down the body to make it look more realistic. Finally, on this bit, add the proper shape of the legs and put some claws on too. Now your ready for the next step!
 
how to draw skylanders, whirlwind step 3

STEP 3.

After that, this is quite simple! Just add the back step in so it looks like its standing on something which is what we want to do! as we are adding that bit on later. Make sure you correct the guidelines and put the claws in and make sure you use the appropriate shape which all the other legs have.
 
how to draw skylanders, whirlwind step 4

STEP 4.

The next part is quite hard and involves a lot of shading. I just used a normal pencil so any pencil will do. You draw little feathers on the inside of your wing guidelines to start with. Then, on the other side do the exact same. The two ovals you drew earlier, make they look more like bat wings and erase the place where they both join on either side with both wings. Then you shade them. How I did it was by drawing a straight line in the feather going straight down it then shade over it so it looks professional.
 
how to draw skylanders, whirlwind step 5

STEP 5.

The next step is doing the tail which also involves some shading. Do the exact same thing which you did with the wings within the tail guidelines. Just add the feathers and do the same shading which you did on the wings. Now erase the guidelines again. Wow! its starting to look really realistic now! only a few more steps to go until your skylander is complete!
 
how to draw skylanders, whirlwind step 6

STEP 6.

Right! Now we are going to do the cloud which it sits on as it is an air skylander. That's why we needed to do the hind leg up a bit so it looks like its perched actually on top of the cloud itself! First, start to draw curvy lines any pattern you would like to make it look like a cloud. It really is that simple! But you have to make sure that the cloud looks realistic and that the patterns don't look wrong as the view of this dragon is to the side.
 
how to draw skylanders, whirlwind step 7

STEP 7.

This bit is really easy! it connects with the cloud and is the colourful bit which is used underneath the skylander to make it detect the sensors in the skylander to work each skylander has a different one on. so it is a really nice colour. All you have to do is draw another line a bit further from the cloud. By the way its meant to be thin so don't worry if it doesn't come out perfect! One more step to go!
 
how to draw skylanders, whirlwind step 8

STEP 8.

The last step! You don't have to do this step if your happy about it the way it is. But what I did was go over the lines with a fine liner to make it stand out. TAKE CARE! I would recommend not to go over each individual feather just the outside of it the same with the tail because they look so good shaded. Plus you might wanna add some colour to actually make it look like the real thing which is what I did. I hope you enjoyed my tutorial, this is my first attempt at a skylander! :D