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Uploaded: October 24, 2013
Artist: DuskEyes969
Difficulty: Advanced  Advanced Skill Level
Steps: 26
Updated: October 24, 2013
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Hello !. Today I'm bringing you a tutorial on how to draw a dragon on a castle , on a cliff. This is my first time drawing a dragon.....ever. I hope you like it. Good luck!

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How to Draw a Dragon and Castle

how to draw a dragon and castle step 1

STEP 1.

We'll begin with some simple guide lines just to place the castel towers and the dragon on it .
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 2

STEP 2.

Now draw the dragon and a bit of the tower under his wing.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 3

STEP 3.

Now a few towers, following the guide lines.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 4

STEP 4.

Now, the rest of the towers. And a few details which I made in pencil on the digital sketch . My brushes were too thick for such small details.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 5

STEP 5.

The last is the cliff.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 6

STEP 6.

Good, now we'll gonna make the membrane from the wing . Start off with a few lines . Use a light pencil , like a 2B.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 7

STEP 7.

Following the same pattern, use a darker pencil.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 8

STEP 8.

Same thing as in the last step, just a darker pencil again.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 9

STEP 9.

Now do the same on the next membrane . Leave the bones almost white.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 10

STEP 10.

Same, just a bit darker.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 11

STEP 11.

The other wing is much darker , repeat the process from the first wing even though you can barely see the membrane.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 12

STEP 12.

Now shade the arm , shoulders and the spikes.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 13

STEP 13.

Now go down the neck . Be careful since it's brighter than the rest of the body.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 14

STEP 14.

Shade the head using a very sharp pencil.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 15

STEP 15.

Shade the tail using a darker pencil , preferably a 5B.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 16

STEP 16.

Before drawing the castle, look at this minitutorial on how to draw rock/ stone texture .
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 17

STEP 17.

Using the steps above, draw the top of the tower on which the dragon stands.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 18

STEP 18.

Now go down the tower. Usually I start from the left side of the paper, but since I already drew the dragon on the tower in the center, it has to be finished.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 19

STEP 19.

Now finishe the tower. For the darker areas use an 8B or a 9B.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 20

STEP 20.

Draw the rest of the towers starting from the left side.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 21

STEP 21.

Now draw the tower next to it.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 22

STEP 22.

Continue with the little two towers at the bottom.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 23

STEP 23.

With these two last towers the castle is done.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 24

STEP 24.

Now draw the cliff. The texture is no different from the texture on the castle, the only thing it lacks are the bricks. Again, starting from the left side.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 25

STEP 25.

Finish the flat side of the cliff.
 
how to draw a dragon and castle step 26

STEP 26.

Now the bottom side. This one is much darker the the upper side, use the right pencils. The background is made with graphite powder and a piece of cotton, and an eraser for the coulds.