How to Draw a Dragon Head

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This time we will draw a dragon’s head. This is probably the easiest dragon to draw as it has fewer details than a complete dragon drawing. As such, the dragon’s head can be a perfect place to start practicing how to draw a dragon.

We will draw the dragon’s head with the help of simple shapes. These will make drawing the dragon much easier.

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Sketch with a light pencil as you will need to erase the early lines before the drawing is complete.

In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.

You don’t need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Baby Dragon, Cartoon Dragon, and Chinese Dragon.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Dragon Head

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 1

Draw a circle close to the center of the page. Leave enough space for the rest of the drawing.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 2

Draw a curving line below the circle.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 3

Add a small circle next to the first circle.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 4

Draw two parallel lines on both sides of the line drawn in step 2.

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How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 5

Connect the two circles with two lines.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 6

Sketch the upper jaw. Its point is like a small beak.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 7

Draw the lower jaw.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 8

Remove the shapes drawn in the first three steps.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 9

Draw a curved line to separate the front side of the body from the back.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 10

Draw curved lines on the front side to enhance the shape of the neck.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 11

Draw a jagged line for the mane.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 12

Add another jagged line for the rest of the mane on the other side.

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How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 13

Draw two V-shapes for the teeth at the lip line.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 14

Add a curve to form the brow.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 15

Extend the eye brow curve to form the forehead ridge.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 16

Draw the eye.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 17

Add inverse U-shapes for the nostrils.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 18

Add the bases for the horns on top of the head.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 19

Draw two long, sharp horns.

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 20

Trace your drawing with a softer pencil and color it.

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