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Uploaded: September 12, 2011
Artist: Finalprodigy
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 15
Updated: September 12, 2011
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Hey everyone, here's another dragon tutorial for you all. It's a bit different from my other tutorials because it isn't just limited to pencils. I actually used brush and ink for my sketches but you should be able to use ANY medium for these sketches. In fact, I encourage you to try something you. The main think about sketching is that it has to be quick and to the point, so choose a medium that you can draw/paint quickly with. Let's get started!

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How to Sketch Dragons

how to sketch dragons step 1

STEP 1.

Let's start out by sketching a dragon head and body. Start out with stick figures. Turn the joints, body and head into ovals. Regardless of what medium you are using make sure that your lines are light!
 
how to sketch dragons step 2

STEP 2.

Start adding the basic form starting from the head and moving downwards. Make these lines a bit darker than the previous ones.
 
how to sketch dragons step 3

STEP 3.

Sketch in the rest of the forms.
 
how to sketch dragons step 4

STEP 4.

Go over the outlines with darker lines.
 
how to sketch dragons step 5

STEP 5.

This is how my brush and ink painting looked in the end. You can try to sort of emulate it with whatever medium you are using but I encourage you to experiment and come up with something original; make you sketches unique.
 
how to sketch dragons step 6

STEP 6.

Now let's sketch a roaring dragon. Start out with an oval for the head and a line for the neck. Pay attention to the blue guidelines.
 
how to sketch dragons step 7

STEP 7.

Develop the head with basic shapes.Sketch in the eye and tongue.
 
how to sketch dragons step 8

STEP 8.

Go ahead and sketch in the horn, spikes, and neck.
 
how to sketch dragons step 9

STEP 9.

Add the dark lines now and define everything a bit more.
 
how to sketch dragons step 10

STEP 10.

Finish up your sketch in your own way. Only you can decide when your sketch is done. Don't worry about what others may think about it; it's all about you.
 
how to sketch dragons step 11

STEP 11.

Let's draw one more dragon head. Start out with the oval and line again.
 
how to sketch dragons step 12

STEP 12.

Sketch in the features and the front of the head.
 
how to sketch dragons step 13

STEP 13.

Sketch in the head spikes and neck.
 
how to sketch dragons step 14

STEP 14.

Now add in the darker lines to define the head and neck more.
 
how to sketch dragons step 15

STEP 15.

Finish up your sketch by shading it in or just going over your lines again. I hope this tutorial is helpful for those of you who just need a starting point for sketching your dragons. This process should work for just about any dragon you try to draw. Let me know if you upload your dragons onto DragoArt!