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Uploaded: March 29, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: January 13, 2010
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Let’s switch it up a bit with another animal tutorial. I thought since we have dragons as tutorials, let me make a tutorial on a popular dragon that everyone loves to learn about. This tutorial will show you how to draw a Komodo dragon. Now as you may or may not know, komodo dragons are the world’s heaviest living lizards. They can reach up 10 feet long and can weigh as much as 300 pounds when they are full grown. Komodo dragons live in Indonesia’s Lesser Sunda Islands, and they have been living there for millions of years. An interesting fact about these oversized lizards is that we as humans had no idea they were even in existence until about 100 years ago, crazy huh. The appearance of a komodo dragon is pretty simple and is easily picked out from a crowd of other lizards. They have long flat heads, rounded looking snouts, scaly rough skin, short thick bowed legs, and long big muscular tails used for defense. The various islands that the komodo dragons live on, they basically run the show. They are the main predators and they will eat almost anything they can get their teeth into. These reptiles are known to eat pigs, deer, smaller lizards or dragons, large water buffalo, and even humans. When these animals hunt for their prey, they use camouflage and patience while they wait for the perfect opportunity to pounce on its victim. If you are lucky enough to escape from this predators razor sharp teeth and clinching claws, you are only lucky for a little while. The bacteria within the saliva from a komodo dragon will kill you or an animal with in a 24 hour time frame; you will surly die from blood poisoning. If that’s not bad enough after you are dead the Komodo dragon is right behind you ready to feed. They trail their victims with their keen sense of smell and can consume up to 80% of their own body weight. Right now as we speak, the population for these endangered lizards is about 3,000-5,000 on the islands of Komodo all the way to Flores. Why are these subtle looking but dangerous creatures on the endangered list? Well they are an animal that is poached quite often and it doesn’t help that humans are taking over their habitats either. So if you ever run into one of these lizards that really do look like dragons, remember they eat people. This tutorial will show you an easy way to draw a komodo dragon step by step. The easy to follow instructions will make your learning experience a breeze.

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Learn How To Draw A Komodo Dragon

learn how to draw a komodo dragon step 1

STEP 1.

Okay start this first step by drawing out the guidelines and circle shapes for the komodo dragon. Draw a small circle for the head and a squared shape for the snout. Now draw the shape for the neck and then draw out the guidelines that attach to the body. After you are done drawing out all the shapes to the komodo dragon move top the next step.
 
learn how to draw a komodo dragon step 2

STEP 2.

Next in this step you will be drawing out the shape of the komodo dragons body. Starting at the head like always draw out the shape of the eyes and the holes for the nostrils, and the lining for the mouth. Next draw out the shape of the body as shown. They truly do have the body of a regular lizard. Draw out the shape of the front legs and claws and detail the chest a bit before you proceed to the next step.
 
learn how to draw a komodo dragon step 3

STEP 3.

Here in this step what you will be doing is detailing the neck by sketching in some wrinkle lines. You will also have to detail the face as well. The best thing to do to get a good look at all the details, enlarge the image first. Now after the face and neck are detailed, move down the lines and draw out the hind leg and claws along with the rest of the tail.
 
learn how to draw a komodo dragon step 4

STEP 4.

Here is your last step where you will have to draw anything else. All you have to do here is sketch in some detailing on the scaly skin of the komodo dragon as shown. After your sketch look like the one above you can erase all the guidelines and shaped that you drew in step one.
 
learn how to draw a komodo dragon step 5

STEP 5.

And that is it your done with your drawing. All you have to do now if you like is color him in. Fun and easy right! Hey real quick, Did you know? Komodo dragons can run up to 11 miles an hour in short bursts. Pretty neat huh. Well that concludes this tutorial on how to draw a komodo dragon. See ya.