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Uploaded: February 24, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: February 24, 2008
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Welcome to my How to Draw a Red Fire Breathing Dragon. What I am about to tell you is going to be about the fire breathing dragon. This creature lives amongst the smoky volcanoes and high mountains. Each fire breathing dragon has different markings tattooed on their body. The markings indicate the dragon’s name, age, personality, and powers. They can vary depending on the beast. Sometimes, when these creatures change in personality or age, the tattoos will update into different markings. This is how other dragons of the same race recognize each other. Most travelers or villagers find them near the volcanoes, (naturally because of their ability to release fire). Tons of these beasts eat the ashes and molten rock of the volcanoes to keep their fire strong, hot, and this also helps keep their hides a fiery color. The fire breathing dragon also feasts on flesh. They only eat molten rock when they need to produce fire. A gullet full of molten rock can last for fire up to ten hours. This means that the dragon must refill its gullet every ten hours. If they don’t, they cannot breathe any fire. The fire helps them fend off predators or catch prey. The fire breathing dragon can grow up to twelve feet tall and forty feet long. Unlike most dragons, this creature’s wings are built horizontally on its back. They only have three flight fingers that have large thin flaps of membrane between them. Overall they fly up to fifty miles per hour. Like rare heartwarming species of dragons, the fire breathing dragon is gentle and nice towards humans. They have no offense nor prey upon them. Actually, they help humans and nearby villagers for building, transportation, hunting, and protection. Well, I hope this little dragon bio gave you some cool facts about the fire breathing dragon. The image I have drawn took me three hours to color in Photoshop. The line work was done in a sketchbook. I also made the lines more crisper and clearer using Photoshop as well. And by the way, the background was made by this cool arcane brush I found at DeviantArt. The markings were originally done by me. So there you have it, I hope this tutorial will help you out. Enjoy!

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Step 3. How to Draw a Red Fire Breathing Dragon