Learn how to draw a great looking Ice Dragon with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Ice Dragon.
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Would you like to learn how to draw an ice dragon? This easy mythical beast drawing tutorial will soon help you master the ice dragon outline.
In Western mythology, most dragons breathe fire. But the modern myth has bought a great deal of diversity to the legends.
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For example, Marie Brennan's A Natural History of Dragons describes the creatures as having fantastical breath. This could mean breathing fire, various gases, water, or even ice.
We can see many examples of ice dragons in popular culture. These include ice dragons in Game of Thrones and the video game Kirby's Dream Land 2, the Bewilderbeast and Snow Wraith from the How to Train Your Dragon franchise, and the dual-type Dragon/Ice Legendary Pokémon Kyurem.
If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Mushu from Mulan, Ender Dragon from Minecraft, and Dragonfly.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Ice Dragon
How to Draw a Great Looking Ice Dragon for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the ice dragon outline by sketching the dragon's face. Use curved lines to outline the snout and brows, noting the jagged points that resemble icicles. Use curved lines to outline the eye and shade a dark, round pupil within.
Easy Ice Dragon Drawing - Step 2
2. Complete the outline of the ice dragon's head. Use curved lines that meet at sharp, jagged points. Detail the lips and nostrils with curved lines. Draw zigzag lines along the side of the face.
Easy Ice Dragon Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw more icicle-like horns on top of the head, using curved lines that meet at sharp points. Then, begin sketching the rugged neck, chest, and torso, using curved lines to indicate the musculature.
Easy Ice Dragon Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw the foreleg and rear leg. Use overlapping curved lines to outline the limbs, with roughly parallel lines within them to give them a blocky, three-dimensional shape. Draw a triangular spike at the elbow, and pointed, triangular toes on the forepaw.
Easy Ice Dragon Drawing - Step 5
5. Complete the rear leg, using curved lines to trace the foot, a spike at the ankle, and the triangular toes. Then, begin sketching the remaining foreleg.
Easy Ice Dragon Drawing - Step 6
6. Complete the foreleg using curved lines and triangular, pointed toes. Use curved lines to sketch the remaining rear leg, partially hidden by the other feet. Then, draw the dragon's wing. Use curved lines to outline the shoulder, the talon at the wing joint, and the side of the wing.
Easy Ice Dragon Drawing - Step 7
7. Extend pairs of curved lines from the wing joint and allow them to meet at sharp points. Draw curved lines between them to indicate the wing membrane.
Then, use overlapping curved lines to sketch the hip and tail. Don't forget the triangular spikes near the tip of the tail.
Add More Details to Your Ice Dragon Picture - Step 8
8. Draw jagged spikes down the dragon's back, using pairs of curved lines that meet at points. Use curved lines to outline the talon and edge of the far wing between the head and the existing wing.
Complete the Outline of Your Ice Dragon Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete your ice dragon outline by contouring the spikes, talons, limbs, neck, and tail with short lines. Add length to the wingtip by drawing curved lines that meet at points.
Color Your Ice Dragon Drawing
Color your cartoon ice dragon. We've shaded ours light blue to mimic the appearance of actual ice.
For more great Dragon drawing tutorials, see the 50 Simple Dragon Drawing Ideas post.
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