How to Draw an Ankylosaurus

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

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

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Ankylosaurus

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

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1. Begin the cartoon Ankylosaurus outline by drawing the dinosaur’s face. Use curved lines to enclose a rounded diamond shape - the dinosaur’s beak.

Shade two small ovals above it to form the nostrils, and extend a curved line for the side of the face.

Next, enclose the half-circle eye using two curved lines, and shade a round pupil inside it. Use a curved line for the brow above it.

Easy Ankylosaurus Drawing - Step 2

Ankylosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw three rounded triangles around the face. Use overlapping curved lines to connect the triangles and enclose the shape of the face. Notice the round bulge at the base of each triangular horn.

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Easy Ankylosaurus Drawing - Step 3

Ankylosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Draw a series of rounded, curved triangles along the dinosaur’s side. Then, use long curved lines to sketch the overlapping armored plates to which these spikes are attached.

Easy Ankylosaurus Drawing - Step 4

Ankylosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw a few more, smaller spikes in line with the others. Then draw another set higher on the armor plates. Finally, use long curved lines to enclose a few more armored plates.

Easy Ankylosaurus Drawing - Step 5

Ankylosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw three more rows of triangular spikes along the ankylosaur’s back, erasing as necessary. Extend a curved line below the head, and another overlapping it. This forms the chest and part of the front leg.

Easy Ankylosaurus Drawing - Step 6

Ankylosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Use a series of overlapping curved lines to draw the opposite side of the leg, the belly, and the sides of the rear leg.

Draw four rounded, triangular toes on the front foot, and connect them with short “V” shaped lines.

Easy Ankylosaurus Drawing - Step 7

Ankylosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Complete the rear leg, drawing four rounded, triangular toes and connecting them with curved lines.

Then, draw the remaining foreleg. Again, use curved lines for the sides of the leg and rounded triangles for the toes.

Add More Details to Your Ankylosaurus Picture - Step 8

Ankylosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw the ankylosaur’s famous club-shaped tail. First, extend a pair of long curved lines. Connect them on the end with a series of curved lines to produce a bulbous, three-lobed shape.

Draw a curved line down the center of the tail, and enclose four small, rounded triangle spikes below it.

Complete the Outline of Your Ankylosaurus Drawing - Step 9

Ankylosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Draw four pairs of triangular spikes on the tail with curved lines between them. Contour the tail club, shoulder, knees, and ankles.

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Ankylosaurus step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your Ankylosaurus outline is now complete. Color your dinosaur cartoon. Ankylosaurus is often depicted in shades of red and brown, but you can get creative designing your own dinosaur.

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Learn More About The Ankylosaurus Drawing

Ankylosaurus was the tank of the dinosaur world. It was covered in bony spikes and armor plates to fend off predators like tyrannosaurus rex.

This easy, step-by-step dinosaur drawing guide can teach you how to draw an Ankylosaurus.

Maybe you've never compared an animal to a machine, but when it comes to Ankylosaurus, the comparison is valid.

Can you see any similarities between this dinosaur and this army tank drawing? Both have heavy armor and are low to the ground.

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That made it difficult for predators like this T. Rex drawing to make a meal out of Ankylosaurus.

Ankylosaurus also had another weapon - a bony, clublike tail. Scientists think that a swing from this tail could break the bones of water-dwelling predators similar to this crocodile drawing.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw an Allosaurus or Spinosaurus Drawing tutorials.

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