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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.
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.
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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.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Baby Dragon
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.
Draw another, smaller circle to the left. This will become the dragon’s snout.
Join the two circles with a curving line.
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.
Join the circles with curving lines as shown in the picture.
Add two elongated ovals for the feet.
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.
Erase the extra lines in the body and head.
Draw small horns for the baby dragon.
Draw the eye with a pupil, a crescent shape for the eyebrow, and a curving line for the cheek.
Add a curved line in the middle of the body to separate the belly side from the back.
Draw curving lines along the belly to enhance the perspective.
Modify the feet and draw curving V-shapes for the claws.
Draw the arms and outline the talons.
Add curving lines to emphasize the talons and claws.
Add a puff of flames in front of the mouth.
Draw the tail behind the dragon’s body.
The wings are like slightly curved, inverse V-shapes. Their bottoms have wavy lines, as if you were drawing a cloud.
Draw more lines on wings to give them more texture.
Trace your drawing with a dark pencil and color your dragon drawing. It’s a cute baby dragon, isn’t it?
Printable Drawing Tutorial
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