How to Draw a Stegosaurus

Learn how to draw a great looking Stegosaurus with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Stegosaurus.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Stegosaurus

How to Draw a Great Looking Stegosaurus for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Stegosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the cartoon stegosaurus outline by Drawing the head. Use three curved lines - one for the top of the head, one for the bottom, and one for the mouth.

Enclose an almond-shaped eye and shade a round pupil inside it. Use short lines at the corner of the mouth and above the eye.

Easy Stegosaurus Drawing - Step 2

Stegosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Extend long curved lines from the back and bottom of the head to outline the neck, back, tail, and chest. Detail the head with short lines, contouring around the eye and outlining the beak.

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Easy Stegosaurus Drawing - Step 3

Stegosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use curved lines to trace the rectangular legs. Enclose small, rounded triangle shapes to indicate the toenails. Connect the legs with a curved line, outlining the belly.

Easy Stegosaurus Drawing - Step 4

Stegosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Continue sketching the rectangular legs, using curved lines. Enclose small, rounded triangle shapes to indicate the toenails.

Easy Stegosaurus Drawing - Step 5

Stegosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Extend a long curved line from the back of the leg to the tip of the tail. Enclose the final rectangular leg, with small, overlapping triangular toes.

Easy Stegosaurus Drawing - Step 6

Stegosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw the bony plates on the stegosaur's back, erasing as necessary. Each plate should be a rounded pentagon or five-sided shape.

Notice that the plates are very small on the neck, growing larger the further along the back they are, then growing smaller once more near the tail.

Easy Stegosaurus Drawing - Step 7

Stegosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Continue to draw successively smaller pentagon-shaped plates along the back and tail. Use "V" shaped lines between the plates to indicate a second row partially hidden behind the first.

Add More Details to Your Stegosaurus Picture - Step 8

Stegosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Continue the second row of plates along the tail. Then draw the curved, triangular spikes on the tail, erasing as necessary. Begin texturing the plates with curved lines.

Complete the Outline of Your Stegosaurus Drawing - Step 9

Stegosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Continue texturing the plates with curved lines. Contour the dinosaur's skin with short lines at the base of the head, knees, ankles, shoulders, and hips.

Color Your Stegosaurus Drawing

Stegosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your stegosaurus outline is now complete. Color your cartoon dinosaur.

Were stegosauruses green, gray, or brown, as they are often depicted? Or were they brightly colored like modern lizards? Did they have spots or stripes? No one knows for sure, so the choice is yours.

For more great dinosaur drawing tutorials, see the collection of Easy How to Draw Dinosaur Tutorials.

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Learn More About The Stegosaurus Drawing

Stegosaurus is one of the most recognizable dinosaurs and a favorite of children all over the world. You can learn how to draw a stegosaurus when you check out this dinosaur drawing guide.

Are stegosauruses difficult to draw? Not when you follow the easy instructions of this step-by-step guide.

You will use simple lines to sketch its lizard-like body, bony plates along its back, and sharp spikes on its tail.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

Can you find geometric shapes in the dinosaur's armored plates?

If you enjoyed this drawing guide, you can complete a museum full of prehistoric beasts. Start with a peaceful herd of plant-eating dinosaurs.

Learn how to draw the triceratops, an equally spiky dinosaur. Then, check out the brontosaurus drawing and parasaurolophus drawing.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Velociraptor or Easy Dinosaur for Kids Drawing tutorials.

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