Learn how to draw a great looking Dragon Egg with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Dragon Egg drawing.
"The glowing eggs which were hardening on the hot sands of the Hatching Ground cavern... It was very near hatching time, when the baby dragons would crack their mottled shells, and stagger forth to choose their lifetime companions." - Anne McCaffrey, A Gift of Dragons
Would you like to learn how to draw a dragon egg cartoon?
This easy yet mysterious mythical creature drawing tutorial will help you master the dragon egg outline.
Myths and legends about dragons have abounded for centuries. They transcend time, place, and culture.
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Dragons are usually depicted as scaly and reptilian, like large snakes or lizards. It is no wonder, then, that these creatures were also said to lay and hatch from eggs.
Some people believe that dinosaur fossils may explain the profusion of dragon stories. Dinosaurs, too, were egg layers.
Modern dragon stories like the Dragon Riders of Pern series revolve around bonding with baby dragons when they hatch from their eggs.
Video games like Merge Dragons! have a similar egg-centric story. What type of dragon will you hatch today?
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Dragon Egg
Dragon Egg Drawing - Step 1
1. Begin the dragon egg outline by outlining the oval shape of the egg. Use a long curved line. Then, draw a curved line inside the egg, and double it back upon itself to form the baby dragon's face. notice the brow and the little horn protruding from the nose. Draw a curved line to indicate the baby's closed eye.
Dragon Egg Drawing - Step 2
2. Draw a curved line to form the lower jaw. Contour the eyelid with short lines, and shade a small oval to indicate the nostril.
At the back of the head, enclose the rounded triangular shape of a horn. Behind it, draw the frilled back of the head using several curved lines.
Dragon Egg Drawing - Step 3
3. Use long, curved lines to sketch the dragon's neck. He looks a bit like a long-necked dinosaur. Use additional curved lines to begin sketching his forelimbs.
Dragon Egg Drawing - Step 4
4. Use overlapping curved lines to complete the fingers of the forelimb, and a long line for the arm itself. Then, use a curled "V" shaped line to begin sketching the rear leg. Connect the two limbs using a short line to outline the belly.
Dragon Egg Drawing - Step 5
5. Use a series of curved lines to complete the rear leg, foot, and toes. Then, extend a long curved line and double it back upon itself to begin tracing the folded wing.
Dragon Egg Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw the supporting digits of the batlike dragon's wing. Use a pair of curved lines for each digit, and allow them to meet at a gentle point.
Dragon Egg Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw the wing membrane, connecting the digits of the wing with curved lines. Then, extend a curved line to begin sketching the tail.
Dragon Egg Drawing - Step 8
8. Draw a long curved line from the back of the neck, around the wing, to meet the end of the tail at a gentle point.
Dragon Egg Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete your dragon egg outline by enclosing small ridges or spikes along his back and tail.
Complete Dragon Egg Drawing
Color your cartoon dragon egg. If he is a Pern dragon, will you bond with a gold, bronze, brown, green, or blue?
For more great Dragon drawing tutorials, see the 50 Easy Dragon Art Projects for Kids post.
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