How to Draw a Blue Dragon

According to legend, dragons are angry, frightening hoarders, a threat to anyone who crosses their path. But does this have to be the case? In just a few short steps, we will create a much nicer option…


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Use a cyan pen to add a curved line to the top of the page, then add a small “bump”, and curve the line down and across to the left.


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Add another curved line below this and then bring a line across from the top, curving across, down, and back in.


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From the bottom of this, add a line heading down towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page…


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And then continue to bring this down, across, and flick up back up at the end.


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Now, use the point, and add another curved line running parallel to the first. Bring this up to meet the section at the top, and then bring another curved line to the right of this.


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Fill in the back with the light blue…


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And then use a black pen to add a curve to the top left section of the head, and two small marks to the right, creating an eye and two nostrils.


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Use the cyan pen to fill in the top section of the head…


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And then add two “L” shapes to the front for feet.


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Now, bring two curved sections across to the right, ending in bumps for arms and paws.


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Now use the blue to bring a series of straight lines running across the right second, and running right down the length of the belly.


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Grab a red pen, and draw two small points below the top jaw. Then, use the red pen to fill in the rest of this section, leaving the teeth pearly white.


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Grab a cyan pencil to shade the belly…


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And then use an orange pencil to draw three horizontal tongues of flame emerging from your dragon’s mouth!


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Grab a purple pen, and draw a long, curved point emerging from the back, heading towards the top left-hand corner of the page.


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At the end of this, add a line angled down, and then join this to the body with a bumpy line to create the outline of the wing.


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Join each “bump” to the top with a straight line…


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And fill in the wing using a light purple pencil.


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Take a black pen, and add a series of pointed “bumps” all along the length of the back, and on top of the head.


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Finally, use a black fineliner pen to add tiny claws to the ends of the fingers and toes.


Now, he may be breathing fire, but that seems like a happy, excited dragon, ready for adventure! Can you oblige?

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