From epic fantasies to ancient mythology, the dragon is a creature with a rich and fascinating history, and the legends and stories surrounding them are always a great combination of excitement and action, as well as being packed with plenty of adventure. Play your part in a thrilling tale by bringing a dragon to life – let’s get started.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by taking a black pen, and drawing a wavy line in the right-hand section of your page.
At the right end of this line, add two sharp points, moving down the page, and flick the line back out at the bottom.
Bring the line back across to the left, to meet the end of the original line and create another sharp point – this is the tongue of flame your dragon has produced!
Next, draw a large, curved “backwards C” shape above the flame, with the bottom line slightly longer than the top.
Continue the bottom line out and up a little further, and then add another curve to the end of the top line, bringing this up, across, and down towards the bottom left of the page.
At the end of this, continue the curve down further, then bring it across to the left and back up to end in a “hook”.
Turn the hook into a point, and bring the bottom line in to the right, and back down towards the bottom of the page.
Then, add a leg to the bottom of this line with two curved, parallel lines ending in a jagged design.
To the right of the leg, bring a curved line across and up toward the top right-hand corner of your page…
And then draw another, smaller leg at the end of this.
Use a curved line to connect the bottom right of the face to the top of the flame, and then bring a line down from the bottom of this, across to the left, and down to meet the front leg. Add another line just inside this one, following the curve, and then traveling up to meet the bottom of the top jaw.
Add a series of small bumps along the top and bottom of the jaw to create teeth…
And then add a long curve across the bottom to give your dragon a long, elegant belly.
Add a series of short, curved lines connecting this bottom line to the one above it, and giving your dragon scales.
Add another back leg to the right of the first, and another front leg just underneath the one you have already drawn.
Now, add a tall, thin point to the top line, emerging up just behind the curve of the head. At the top of this, bring a line out to the left at roughly a 45-degree angle, and then use a bumpy line to connect this to the bottom of the spike.
Add another spike just behind this first one…
And repeat the process to create two wings flapping behind your dragon.
Draw a line from each of the “bumps” of the wing to the top point…
And add a thick “comma” shape just inside the left curve of the head. Then add another small curved mark just below the “bump” at the top.
Use a curved line to connect the end of the flame to the bottom of the jaw…
And then add a series of small, wavy marks all across the body of the dragon.
Grab an orange pen, and use this to create a tongue of flame emerging from the jaws of the creature.
Use a blue pen to add color to the main body of the dragon, as well as the spikes at the top.
Then, take a yellow pen to bring the scales and wings to life.
Grab a pink pen for the tongue at the bottom…
And a brown pen to add a little color to the top of the mouth.
And there we have it – dragons are no longer limited to fantasy! Will your creation be a good dragon or a creature intent on protecting its treasure hoard? Only you can decide!