how to draw a blue horned dragon

How to Draw a Blue Dragon

Step 1.

In this first step what you are going to do is draw out the guidelines and circle shapes to form the frame of the horned dragon. Start by drawing a small round circle for the head of the beast, then draw the largest of all shapes which is an egg shape for the mid part of the body. After you get the bigger shape drawn, draw out the smaller shapes as shown. After that is done draw out the guidelines for the legs, arms, and wings. Make sure all the guidelines and shapes are drawn out the way they are shown above before you move to the next step.

Step 2.

In this step what you are going to do is draw out the shape of the horned dragon's body. Start by drawing out the head, then horns, then body like the front and back legs. After you get the shape of the dragon drawn out go ahead and detail the feet and claws and draw the beginning parts of the arms on the wings.

Step 3.

As you can see the dragon is starting to take shape and form. At this point what you should do is enlarge the image so you can see the details you will be drawing up close. Here in this step you will be drawing the definition on the horns, and drawing out the teeth and frills on the bottom of the dragon's jaw. For the wings you will be drawing the shape of the arms as you can see here. And lastly draw the shape of the tail which has a point for a tip.

Step 4.

What you will be doing in this last step is drawing and detailing the wings and the horned dragons body. Start by drawing out the shape of the wings then detail them as shown. Next draw the detailing marks on the belly of the beast. Make sure all the detailing is done before you label the drawing finished. Erase all the guidelines and shapes you drew back in step one.

Step 5.

This is what your horned dragon should look like when you are totally done. Simple right. Now all you have to do is color him/her in. And that will do it for this tutorial on how to draw a horned dragon.

drawing contest
NormalCompactSlideShowDraw Sheet
Uploaded: April 6, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: April 7, 2008
P.O.V: Front
Favourited: 6 times
Artist comments

Today’s tutorial for DragoArt will be on learning how to draw a horned dragon. These beasts bask at the peaks of Rocky Mountains and hills. They strive in cool temperatures and even sometimes hot boiling temperatures. A horned dragon can be spotted eating rock from these monstrous mountains so they can feed their hunger. Yes that’s right, horned dragons eat rock. That is the food source for these dragons. Also it replenishes their fire chamber so they can breathe flames. Most of these dragons are so popular that they have been marked with septum piercing by humans and trolls. Some of these beasts that have gold septum piercing tell its age. A gold piercing tells the dragon’s age around four hundred years old. If it has silver piercing that tells its age by two hundred years old. These ancient creatures can live the longest amongst all dragons. They are known to take over territory of other dragons that live around mountains. These creatures are not at all friendly. They are foul towards other life and even their kind. They are the most brutal of dragons. If there was a stranded human or animal in sight, they would swoop towards them and rip its prey to shreds. A young horned dragon can be guessed its age by its skin brightness. If its color is a bright blue then it is a very young dragon. If it is a very dull blue, then that means the dragon is old. Additional cuts and tears in the wings also show any dragon’s age. The average dragon can live up to four hundred years old. A horned dragon can live up to eight hundred years. Why this beast is called the horned dragon in the first place? This is because of its horns. They have a spiraling appearance just like a male goat’s horns. Drawing this dragon is an easy task. It took me a long time to draw this dragon’s pose. It took an additional hour to color it and create the background. I first drew it on a sketchbook using a number 2 mechanical pencil. Then I scanned it in to Photoshop CS and colored it. I made this dragon to draw as easy as possible. As soon as you master this dragon, you will be able to draw the harder dragons. I hope this tutorial will help you to draw better dragons. Have fun and be sure to print this image out to color!

No tags :(