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Uploaded: November 30, 2007
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: July 1, 2008
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Today at DragoArt.com we will learn a simple way to draw the dragon’s talons and how to draw the incredible and complicating dragon hands/claws. Everyone knows how to draw a claw right? In these step by step instructions on this tutorial I will show you how. There are varieties of dragon hands…for now I’ll call them dragon paws. I mix them with a lizard’s, feline’s, birds, monkeys, and human’s paws/hands and feet. You can mix them up in a whole different of sorts. I usually mix mine up with lizards, birds and cats all together. A lizard’s paw is long, bony, and has sharp talons. The same thing goes for a bird except they have large and lumpy scales on their fingers and toes. A cat on the other hand has a paw that has paw-pads underneath and their fingers/toes are stuck together. They also have retractable and hidden talons/claws. I personally love to mix the cat and lizard combination. It makes the creature and dragon have more character. When you draw a dragon paw/foot try focusing on the angle or direction of the foot/paw. I always make a bent directional position of the paws. It takes me a while to proportion the right angles and size of the feet to be able to hold the dragon’s body up. I first sketched out this image on my Wacom tablet using the program Adobe Photoshop CS. It took me a while to draw so I made it as simple as possible. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial!

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How To Draw A Dragons Talons And Hands

how to draw a dragons talons and hands step 1

STEP 1.

Start with a bell shaped cylinder. Make it slant towards the ground too. This is the lizard-like forehand.
 
how to draw a dragons talons and hands step 2

STEP 2.

Draw three simple circles. These are the stubby fingers of the forehand. Be sure to make the circles are flat at the bottom.
 
how to draw a dragons talons and hands step 3

STEP 3.

Trace over those circles and the base of the forehand. It will come out kind of like this. It’s starting to look real handy?
 
how to draw a dragons talons and hands step 4

STEP 4.

Draw some sharp talons and you’re done. These are the two basic hands.
 
how to draw a dragons talons and hands step 5

STEP 5.

Fill in some details and color your image. Doesn't it look pretty?! Have fun designing your own forehands. I hope this tutorial helped!