Learn how to draw a great looking Dilophosaurus with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Dilophosaurus.
Would you like to draw a fearsome dilophosaurus? This easy, step-by-step dilophosaurus drawing tutorial is here to show you how.
This dilophosaurus is drawn in the style of Jurassic Park with a prominent neck frill.
There is no evidence that the real dilophosaurus had this feature. It was adopted from a real-life modern lizard called the frilled lizard.
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Real dilophosaurus did have two crests on their heads, however. Their body shape was like that of other carnivorous dinosaurs, like the one in this velociraptor drawing.
They walked on two legs and had small arms like Tyrannosaurus. You can learn how to draw a T-rex here.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Dilophosaurus
How to Draw a Great Looking Dilophosaurus for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the dilophosaurus outline by drawing the dinosaur’s head. Use curved lines to trace the eye and the ridge above it.
Shade a small oval within the eye to indicate the pupil. Then, use overlapping curved lines to enclose the thin, boney crests on top of the head. Extend a line from the front of the crests to create the upper jaw.
Easy Dilophosaurus Drawing - Step 2
2. Use curved lines to sketch the open mouth, lower jaw, and back of the head. Shade a small oval to indicate the nostril. Then, draw the curved triangular teeth along the top of the mouth.
Easy Dilophosaurus Drawing - Step 3
3. Use curved lines to sketch the tongue, then draw triangular teeth along the bottom jaw. Next, extend curved lines from the top of the head and below the jaw. This outlines the neck frill.
Easy Dilophosaurus Drawing - Step 4
4. Use a scalloped line to connect the two previous lines, enclosing the neck frill. Then repeat the process on the opposite side of the head, again extending two lines and connecting them with a scalloped line.
Use a series of curved lines to begin sketching the forearm and a triangle-shaped claw.
Easy Dilophosaurus Drawing - Step 5
5. Use overlapping curved lines to complete the hand and claws. Then, use curved lines for the belly and to outline the muscular rear leg.
Easy Dilophosaurus Drawing - Step 6
6. Finish the rear foot, using overlapping curved lines for the toes and curved triangles for the claws. Extend two curved lines from behind the frill to sketch the remaining forearm.
Easy Dilophosaurus Drawing - Step 7
7. Use overlapping curved lines and narrow, curved triangles to complete the forearm. Then, extend two curved lines below the body to outline the remaining rear leg.
Add More Details to Your Dilophosaurus Picture - Step 8
8. Use overlapping curved lines and curved triangles to complete the rear foot. Extend a curved line from the crest to outline the animal’s back.
Complete the Outline of Your Dilophosaurus Drawing - Step 9
9. Extend curved lines from the back and hip. Allow them to meet at a point, forming the tail. Contour the frill, belly, him, knees, ankles, and tail using curved lines.
Color Your Dilophosaurus Drawing
Your dilophosaurus outline is now complete. Color your cartoon dinosaur. Often, dilophosaurus is depicted in shades of green, brown, gray, or even black. The crest or neck frill boasts bright colors.
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