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Uploaded: January 15, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: January 12, 2011
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They lived over 145 million years ago measuring at 30 feet long, 14 feet tall, and weighing around 5 tons. I’m talking about the Stegosaurus of course. This particular dinosaur is popular with children and adults. If you were to point one of these bad boys out in a book most people would know exactly what type of dinosaur it is. Stegosaurus is a Greek name for roof-lizard. It had several pointy spikes on its tail, and a mass of plates on its back, like a type of armor for protection. They were non meat eating dinosaurs, instead they ate the vegetation that grew around them, another words they were herbivorous. A very large, very heavy bodied animal had such an odd shape to its back; it literary looked like a bent piece of iron. If you were to look at the skeleton of a Stegosaurus, the whole spine is actually curved from neck to tail. He was a low standing lizard with a tail that was almost in the air and very stiff. This dinosaur’s defense tool was of course the spiked tail, and hard plates on its back to prevent penetration from larger carnivore attacks. This tutorial is easy to learn with only 7 steps, and I added a nice background for my overgrown lizard. This sketch took me 3 hours on pad, and another two to make the tutorial, only because of the little extras I put in, but it was all worth it. I think I made the learning how to draw a Stegosaurus tutorial attractive for kids and adults; it’s colorful and has an awesome dinosaur. You can color him any color you want, I put brown and green because that is the typical color of lizards I guess. Well okay till next time fellow artist.

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how to draw a stegosaurus dinosaur

How to Draw a Stegosaurus, Dinosaur

how to draw a stegosaurus dinosaur step 1

STEP 1.

Okay, start off with a tiny circle and a large circle. One for the head, and one for the body.
 
how to draw a stegosaurus dinosaur step 2

STEP 2.

Then draw the connection from head to body and boy to tail. It kinda looks like a big snail huh.
 
how to draw a stegosaurus dinosaur step 3

STEP 3.

Sketch in the mouth, hind leg, and two front limbs. Also prepare that back for the armor plates.
 
how to draw a stegosaurus dinosaur step 4

STEP 4.

Finish off the legs by adding the rest of the limbs.
 
how to draw a stegosaurus dinosaur step 5

STEP 5.

Dinosaurs are reptiles, so they have reptile skin define the skin with lines of a lizard for example.
 
how to draw a stegosaurus dinosaur step 6

STEP 6.

Here is were you should take your time and draw the plates. They should be uniform in a way but make some smaller when you get near the neck and tail.
 
how to draw a stegosaurus dinosaur step 7

STEP 7.

Draw in the spikes which is just a few pointy shapes.
 
how to draw a stegosaurus dinosaur step 8

STEP 8.

Erase all the guide lines and dirty sketch marks and your done. Your Stegosaurus should look like this when finished. Good job guys.