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Uploaded: November 30, 2007
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 8
Updated: February 5, 2008
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This is a dragon from my sketch book that I created like five years ago. I have a big imagination and sometimes I conjure up idea fro different types dragons that nobody has ever heard of. I like to mix up my creatures by combining dinosaur features mixed with lizards and snakes. This is a beast I like to call the “Snow Dragon”, it’s a simple dragon that has the face and body of a bulldog, the wings and tail of a dragon. These creatures live on high mountain tops that are plentiful of snow. They dig out caves and barrows to live and hibernate in for security and warmth. These animals like to be up high away from towns and villages, or any place where humans live and hunt. These types of dragons are probably one of the smallest from the dragon race, weighing in at 500 pounds and measuring 12 feet long, I guess you can say they are little giants. Sometimes when food is scarce they will travel down below where the humans live in search for food, their diet consist of medium sized animals like cows, sheep, and mountain goats. When they have to resort to hunting on ground, they risk themselves of being caught by poachers or farmers. If they are caught by farmers they are often used as a working animal that gets plows hooked up to it for farming wheat and vegetables. At times they are tamed enough to be ridden by children. Snow dragons are fond of children because they seem harmless and provide lots of love and attention that adults cannot. Drawing a snow dragon is so simple that even a young kid can do it. The step by step instructions make it even easier because I show you in detail on what to do next. Children of farmers sometimes even feel bad for these harmless beasts, so they sneak out and set them free. In occasion while in captivity farmers use to have the local butcher trim down the wings to prevent them from flying away. A cruel act indeed, but when your crops are running small due to lack of help, you will do anything to provide for your family. Invite the snow dragon into your life by creating your own stubby lizard. I guarantee you will fall in love with him, or her.

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how to draw a dragon the body

How To Draw A Dragon The Body

how to draw a dragon the body step 1

STEP 1.

The first thing you do in this step is draw your position line. then draw two oval circles that will be the head of the dragon. The long curved line is for the dragons body. These are called guidelines that will assist you on drawing the dragon a lot easier.
 
how to draw a dragon the body step 2

STEP 2.

Next, draw two large oval circles for the frame of the dragon's body. Then draw two more smaller round circles that will be the small stubby limbs of the snow dragon. See your almost there already. This tutorial isn't so bad, right?
 
how to draw a dragon the body step 3

STEP 3.

Now we're going to draw the wing. Now draw the cheek bone, eye brow, and mouth line on the dragon's face. Right now he looks like a big circle figure. Draw square-like triangles at the bottom of his arms. Don't forget the draw the calf at the edge of his leg!
 
how to draw a dragon the body step 4

STEP 4.

Now let's flesh out his neck and puffed chest. Make your dragon's arms and legs muscular. You don't want him to support his big body with thin legs and arms, do you? It would make your dragon unrealistic. Let's switch to the face section. Draw an eye socket deep into his eyebrow. And the gas sack under his chin.
 
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STEP 5.

Now here's the fun part. Draw two cone shapes on his head. These are going to be the horn and ear. As you can see the forelegs of the dragon are big and bulky. This makes your dragon seem more boxy-like. Whatever the look make up a unique dragon. Draw a leg far in distance behind the dragon. This will give your dragon perspective. Now draw the tail. This dragon has a spade tail. Make up your own tail choice. Lastly, draw the wing's fingers and his muscle arms.
 
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STEP 6.

Then, draw the webbing for the dragon wings. Draw the horns and the twisty lines that wrap around them and inside details and definition of the ear. After you complete the top half of the sketch, start detailing the body by adding wrinkle lines and definition. Add an underside to his body. Now he looks kind of like a snake.
 
how to draw a dragon the body step 7

STEP 7.

Add some thick scales and bumps on your dragon, to make him look poisonous. Draw the wrinkles in his wing.
 
how to draw a dragon the body step 8

STEP 8.

Finally, make your finishing lines with black ink pen. Now he's the most beautiful dragon! WAIT! Add some color to the poor creature. He can't live on black and white! Paint him bright colors in order for him to look poisonous.