How to Draw a Baby Dragon

In this series of dragon drawing tutorials, we draw four different kinds of dragon; a baby dragon, a cartoon dragon, a Chinese dragon, and a fantasy dragon’s head. All the dragon tutorials have easy step-by-step instructions. Which dragon drawing do you want to create first?

A cute baby dragon is quite easy to draw. We will first outline its body shape with the help of simple shapes. Next, we will modify the shapes a little and add details that will make the baby dragon look cute and alive.

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When you start drawing, don’t draw thick lines but rather sketch with a light touch only. The first shapes will be later erased to make room for the actual outline of the dragon.

In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.

You don’t need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Chinese Dragon, Cartoon Dragon, and Dragon Head.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Baby Dragon

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 1

Draw a circle at the top half of your paper. Make sure that you have enough room around it for the rest of the drawing.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 2

Draw another, smaller circle to the left. This will become the dragon’s snout.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 3

Join the two circles with a curving line.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 4

Draw three circles below the previous ones. The upper one is slightly larger than the other two. These circles will help us to draw the outline of the baby dragon’s body.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 5

Join the circles with curving lines as shown in the picture.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 6

Add two elongated ovals for the feet.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 7

Draw the nostrils and mouth. If you’re having trouble with this step, take look at the video below to see how they are drawn.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 8

Erase the extra lines in the body and head.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 9

Draw small horns for the baby dragon.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 10

Draw the eye with a pupil, a crescent shape for the eyebrow, and a curving line for the cheek.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 11

Add a curved line in the middle of the body to separate the belly side from the back.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 12

Draw curving lines along the belly to enhance the perspective.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 13

Modify the feet and draw curving V-shapes for the claws.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 14

Draw the arms and outline the talons.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 15

Add curving lines to emphasize the talons and claws.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 16

Add a puff of flames in front of the mouth.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 17

Draw the tail behind the dragon’s body.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 18

The wings are like slightly curved, inverse V-shapes. Their bottoms have wavy lines, as if you were drawing a cloud.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 19

Draw more lines on wings to give them more texture.

How to Draw Baby Dragon: Step 20

Trace your drawing with a dark pencil and color your dragon drawing. It’s a cute baby dragon, isn’t it?

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