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Uploaded: November 11, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: November 11, 2010
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Hey guys! I'm quickly submitting a tutorial that will basically guide you through on “how to draw Eragon”, step by step! I had so much fun with the painting process as well as the tutorial layout. This lesson will definitely help you to “draw Saphira”! I hope you'll enjoy and have fun!

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How to Draw Eragon

how to draw eragon step 1

STEP 1.

First, we must start with the basic foundation for Saphira. Since this is only her head, we will be needing to focus a lot of our detailing skills on her face and crest. Start with a large circle for the skull and a rounded shape for her snout. She has a short snout that depicts less of a traditional Western dragon. By drawing guides for her neck, you'll evaluate where to place the details and imprints.
 
how to draw eragon step 2

STEP 2.

Let's move onto drawing core details that will shape the Eragon dragon's face. Taking care and time while drawing the snout should be advised. Add the brow to add more definition of the face, keeping in mind that it SHOULD NOT be drawn as a huge mound of flesh popping out. At the crest area, fluff sketches of brisk lines to create the hair.
 
how to draw eragon step 3

STEP 3.

Now it's time to get to the serious details that will be requiring some time and efforts. Below this step, is a tip that shows you where to place definition of the Eragon dragon's face. The large horn should be drawn upright from the end of the skull, since it is not similar to the Western dragon appearance. Saphira has large nostrils that take part nearly at the end of the snout.
 
how to draw eragon step 4

STEP 4.

Adding definition to a close up head portrait should be handled with knowledge and skill. Add light and brisk strokes that will define muscle tissues and structure, making Saphira look very strong and believable on paper. Imagine her as a skeleton with muscle tissues masked over to visually add this definition. It's highly recommended to reference several pictures of Shaphira to build up your skills of observation; enabling you to draw her correctly on paper.
 
how to draw eragon step 5

STEP 5.

Next, shade in the mouth by adding hints of teeth. Saphira's teeth are placed randomly in her jaw rather than neatly like dog teeth or a human's. Finish off by drawing the back of her neck and the hairs on the crest.
 
how to draw eragon step 6

STEP 6.

This might be a little tedious for your artist mind so get ready! To create the underside of the dragon scales, start with the line that divides the scales in halves so you can create the base. Now, lightly add individual scales to the underbelly to create definition. Sketch in details for the crest hair and the small horns that lay behind her jaw bone.
 
how to draw eragon step 7

STEP 7.

This is what your final drawing should result in! Go ahead and add additional shading to make her really pop! I hope you liked this tutorial as I had so much fun with the drawing process. Thanks a lot for viewing and have fun!