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How to Draw a Cartoon Dragon

How to Draw a Cartoon Dragon

In the second how to draw a dragon tutorial, we will draw a cool cartoon dragon. Drawing a cartoon dragon is fairly easy. The step-by-step tutorial below has quite a few steps but each of them is easy to draw.

In the other dragon drawing tutorials we have drawn a baby dragon, a Chinese dragon, and a fantasy dragon’s head. Take a look and draw your favorite dragon:

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We will use basic shapes to help to draw the cartoon dragon. Many of these early shapes will be erased before the drawing is complete. Draw with a light hand. You can trace the complete drawing with a heavier line when it’s finished.

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.

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Step-by-Step Instructions
for Drawing a Cartoon Dragon

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 1

Draw a circle on the right side of your paper. Leave enough space for the dragon’s body and wings.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 2

Draw an egg shape below and to the left of the first circle.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 3

Join the ovals with a curving line. This will later evolve into the dragon’s neck.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 4

Draw two ovals like wheels for the dragon.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 5

Sketch two triangular shapes for the feet. Leave the shapes a little open at the top.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 6

Outline the dragon’s snout with two curving V-shapes.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 7

Add two curving lines on both sides for the front legs. Draw two C-shapes for the front paws.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 8

Draw a curved line pointing upwards for the tail.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 9

Outline the neck with two parallel lines to the one drawn in step 2.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 10

Outline the front legs with another set of lines similar to step 7.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 11

Draw two C-shapes for the dragon’s chin.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 12

Outline the tail with a parallel curving line.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 13

Outline the belly area with an oval and draw a curving line in the middle of the tail.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 14

Draw two ovals for eyes and smaller circles inside for the pupils. Add two crescent shapes for the eyebrows.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 15

Remove the extra inside lines from the body and head.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 16

Draw the curving horns. Add small ovals for nostrils that are open at the bottom side. Draw the teeth as small V-shapes along the sides of the mouth. Add flaming breath. See the video below if you’re uncertain how to draw these.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 17

Draw two wings on the back of the dragon.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 18

Draw lines inside the wings to give the impression that they can be folded. Add triangles for the wing spurs.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 19

Draw V-shapes for the back and tail spikes. Emphasize the talon and claws with short curving lines.

How to draw a cartoon dragon Step: 20

Trace your dragon with thicker lines and color it. How do you like your goofy cartoon-style dragon?

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