There are a number of wonderful creatures scattered across fantasy literature – but the dragon is one that always captured the imagination of writers and artists. Think dragons are always fearsome and scary? Think again!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Grab a black pen and draw two “horseshoe” shapes, each angled at around 45 degrees, to the center of your page.
Connect these with a wave line in the center…
And then bring a curved line down on either side, meeting at the bottom with a curved line to create the outline of the face.
Cut off the bottom of the horseshoe shapes with curved lines…
And then add two large circles to the center of the face.
Add two “crescent moon” shapes inside these circles, and fill these in with the black.
Add two curved marks at the top for eyebrows…
And then add two small, “teardrop” shapes beneath the eyes.
Now, add a curved line along the bottom of the face…
And then bring down a curved line to the left, pointing towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page. Add a curve to bring the line back up, and then bump it across slightly, bringing the line back up a little further.
Now, repeat this on the right for a second arm…
Add two large oval shapes to the bottom of the body…
And connect these with a curved line at the bottom, and to the arms with a short curved line on either side.
Bring two lines across and then up from the bottom of the face.
Curve these lines across to either side of the page…
And then bring wavy lines down and in to create wings.
Take a black fineliner pen, and add a series of curved triangles inside the left-hand wing – these should get smaller as they get towards the body.
Repeat this on the right…
And then add smaller circles inside those at the bottom.
Add a horseshoe shape inside the body, connecting the two feet together…
Switch back to the black pen and fill in the nostrils.
Fill in the center of the wings, the middle of the feet, the center of the tummy, and add two small spots to the cheeks with a light green pen.
Then, grab a green pen, and add color to the rest of the body to complete your drawing.
Now, did you ever see a more adorable dragon? This is a far cry from the terrifying beasts of legend!