Learn how to draw a great looking Apatosaurus with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Apatosaurus.
Would you like to draw an enormous Apatosaurus? This easy, step-by-step cartoon dinosaur drawing guide is here to show you how.
Apatosaurus had an elephant-like body, a long tail, and a very long, snake-like neck.
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Did you know? Apatosaurus wasn't the only long-necked dinosaur. The dinosaur in this drawing could also represent Diplodocus, brontosaurus, or Brachiosaurus.
This apatosaurus is sketched in a realistic style. You can build your skills before you dive right in by learning how to draw this cute long-necked dinosaur.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Apatosaurus
How to Draw a Great Looking Apatosaurus for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the apatosaurus outline by drawing the animal’s head. Use a long curved line and double it back upon itself to begin the face.
Enclose a teardrop-shaped eye, and shade a round pupil inside it. Draw a ridge or eyebrow above the eye using a curved line.
Easy Apatosaurus Drawing - Step 2
2. Use a curved line, doubled back on itself, to draw the lower jaw. Draw another line across it to form the inside of the mouth. Then, enclose a row of teeth along the top of the mouth.
Easy Apatosaurus Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw another curved line across the inside of the mouth, then enclose the teeth of the lower jaw.
Contour the head with a few short lines, then extend a long line below it to begin tracing the long, snakelike neck.
Easy Apatosaurus Drawing - Step 4
4. Extend a long curved line from the back of the head, forming the back of the dinosaur’s neck. Then, draw two bent parallel lines, outlining the leg.
Draw a small oval at the bottom, suggesting a toe, and connect the front of the leg to the base of the neck with a curved line.
Easy Apatosaurus Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw three more oval-shaped toes, enclosing the bottom of the foot. From the back of the leg, extend a curved line to form the belly.
Draw another curved line below it and one just beyond it, outlining the front and back of the rear leg.
Easy Apatosaurus Drawing - Step 6
6. From the animal’s chest, extend a pair of curved lines. Connect them at the bottom with a series of four ovals, completing the remaining foreleg. Draw oval-shaped toes on the real leg as well.
Easy Apatosaurus Drawing - Step 7
7. Extend two more curved lines from the belly, and connect them at the bottom with four ovals, forming the fourth and final leg. From the base of the neck, extend a long curved line to form the dinosaur’s back.
Add More Details to Your Apatosaurus Picture - Step 8
8. Extend long curved lines from the dinosaur's back and the back of the leg. Allow them to meet at a sharp point, forming the tail. Then, use curved lines to contour the neck and back.
Complete the Outline of Your Apatosaurus Drawing - Step 9
9. Use additional curved lines to contour the base of the neck, knees, top of the rear leg, and tail.
Color Your Apatosaurus Drawing
Your apatosaurus outline is now complete. Color your cartoon dinosaur. Often, long-necked dinosaurs like this one are depicted in shades of green or brown, much like modern lizards.
But no one really knows what colors or patterns dinosaurs might have worn, so you can feel free to be creative!
For more great reptile drawing tutorials, see the collection of Simple How to Draw Reptiles Ideas.
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