how to draw a dragon from skyrim

How to Draw a Dragon From Skyrim

Step 1.

You will tackle the first step like you do all the first steps when you make a new dragon drawing. Begin with the head guide, then draw a few more circles for the body, legs and feet. Sketch in the connecting lines for the neck, wings and legs.

Step 2.

In this step we will tackle the task of sketching out the shape and structure of the dragon's head. This Skyrim dragon has a hard frilled crown that lines the top of the head. Make sure the tips are pointed. Sketch out the forehead and snout, then draw the bottom mandible. As you can see the mouth is roaring. Sketch in some minor detailing as well.

Step 3.

You will now sketch in the detailing to the head which will add that hard scaly texture that dragons are known to have on their hides. Sketch out the eye, then draw in the teeth, tongue and bone detailing near the bottom part of the mouth line.

Step 4.

The head and face of this dragon is done. We will now proceed with drawing the body starting with the long thick neck. Start behind the head and draw the back part of the neck. When that is done draw the front part of the neck, followed by the chest, thighs and lower parts of the legs. End this step by sketching out the talons or feet and toes. Add muscle definition as well.

Step 5.

Fill the entire front part of the dragon's body with pointed scale lines that flow horizontally down the neck, chest, legs, and talons. Take your time so everything comes out well. Draw the detailing to the inner part of the thigh.

Step 6.

Here we will tackle the task of drawing the long thick tail. Unlike some other types of dragons, this dragon doesn't have a tuft at the end of it's tail. It's just a simple point which makes things a bit easier. Once the tail is drawn out you will add a line that flows down the middle then sketch in those scale lines.

Step 7.

Drawing dragon wings has to be one of the most tedious parts to creating a dragon. You will start with the arm of the wing and sketch it out to look toned and muscular. Sketch in some of those horned spikes on the back part of the arms, then sketch in the pointed nail or claw at the tip of the wing as shown here. Don't forget to take your time as you sketch in the remaining details.

Step 8.

For the last drawing step all you have to do is complete the task of sketching out the wings. As you can see the wings have uneven curves. They are made to be rugged and very large. Sketch in the finger bones down the middle of the wings like so, then add detailing for additional texture. Erase your mistakes then you are done.

Step 9.

Here is how the Skyrim dragon looks when finished. Now you can color in your work.

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Uploaded: July 27, 2013
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 9
Updated: July 27, 2013
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Artist comments

I will be filling a lot of requests today so if you among the hundreds that have sent in requests, you might want to stick around to see if what you asked for pops up today. To start, I will show you "how to draw a dragon from Skyrim", step by step. Skyrim is still a popular game that is showing up in more homes then before. I haven't played the game yet, but my fourteen year old brother played the demo version of Skyrim a few months ago and he said it is definitely something he could play on a regular basis. It sort of surprised me that he said that because he is one of those teens that likes to play combat games like Black Ops, Metal of Honor, Company of Heroes, Halo, and so many others. As always I had an awesome time drawing this dragon because drawing dragons is one of my favorite creatures to recreate or create from imagination. I find that drawing dragons is always a challenge because there are all different styles of dragon art out there. My dragons are different from other artists and so on and so forth. I do think that if you are a Skyrim fan, you will definitely enjoy this lesson. I shall be back so stay put.