How to Draw an Easy Cartoon Dragon

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Learn how to draw a great looking Easy Cartoon Dragon with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Easy Cartoon Dragon drawing.

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Dragons are mythological creatures that resemble winged lizards. You'll find dragons in ancient tales that date back centuries, which often portray them as monsters or villains.

In modern times, cartoon dragons are much friendlier. This easy cartoon dragon smiles because it can't wait to start your adventures together.

Most dragons are green because they look like lizards, although dragons in Eastern culture come in a variety of colors. This dragon takes inspiration from Western myths about fire breathing dragons.

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When you outline your cartoon dragon, you could draw individual scales to make it more lifelike. You could also use a single color to keep it simple.

Use a black pen or marker for the outline, then color your dragon with your favorite utensils. Make sure you draw the initial sketch with a pencil so you can erase mistakes before you outline the drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Dragon Tattoo, Dragon Wings, and The Haku Dragon from Spirited Away.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Easy Cartoon Dragon

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How to Draw a Great Looking Easy Cartoon Dragon for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Easy Cartoon Dragon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. On the right side of the page, draw a hook shape with the occasional loops that break up the line.

Easy Easy Cartoon Dragon Drawing - Step 2

Easy Cartoon Dragon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Starting from the bottom of this shape, sketch a curved line that trails downward, then curve the line upward into a hook. Draw another line parallel to the hook to create the tail.

On the right, draw a straight diagonal line with a dash at the top. Draw another hook, then sketch a crooked, oblong horizontal line underneath.

Easy Easy Cartoon Dragon Drawing - Step 3

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3. Use an L-shape for the elbow. Follow this with a curve, then sketch loose, curvy triangles for the claws. For the right hand, start with two straight lines, and repeat the earlier for the other set of claws.

Easy Easy Cartoon Dragon Drawing - Step 4

Easy Cartoon Dragon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Draw the stomach with two curves. Add another curve to start the leg, then draw a straight line that curves downward.

Easy Easy Cartoon Dragon Drawing - Step 5

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5. Complete the left leg with another L-shape. Use chunky triangles for the toes. On the right, add a rectangle that ends in a downward curve.

Easy Easy Cartoon Dragon Drawing - Step 6

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6. Draw a curve to start the right side of the face. Make a loop, then draw a horizontal straight line that curves upward to form the mouth. On the left, draw a wavy S-shape and sketch two curves underneath the mouth.

For the eyes, draw egg shapes with curved lines at the bottom. Use circles for the pupils, then add smaller circles and erase them. Add dashes for the eyelids and eyebrows. Finally, use another loop and two ovals for the nostrils.

Easy Easy Cartoon Dragon Drawing - Step 7

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7. Draw two curvy elongated triangles for the horns.

Add More Details to Your Easy Cartoon Dragon Picture - Step 8

Easy Cartoon Dragon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Sketch several loops like small hills for the scales on the back.

Complete the Outline of Your Easy Cartoon Dragon Drawing - Step 9

Easy Cartoon Dragon step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. To draw the left wing, make a vertical curved line, then swoop it over in a horizontal curved line like the top of an umbrella. Repeat this process for the right wing.

Underneath the left wing, draw three loops like the curved edges of a shell. Add lines to give the wings more depth. To complete your easy cartoon dragon, outline the entire drawing with a black pen.

Color Your Easy Cartoon Dragon Drawing

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Color your easy cartoon dragon with light green for the body and dark green for the shadows. Use pale yellow for the horns, scales and claws.

For more great Dragon drawing tutorials, see the 50 Dragon Drawing Ideas for Kids post.

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