How to Draw a Dragon – Step by Step Art Tutorial
Dragons are a common character type in fantasy stories and games, but they’re more difficult to draw than you might think. Here’s a step-by-step tutorial on how to draw them in Medibang Paint Pro.
1. Start with two circles for the dragon’s head.
Because a dragon’s head is similar to that of a horse, you’ll want to start with one larger circle and one smaller circle for the head, which will help you achieve the proper proportions for the dragon’s body and face.
2. Draw the neck like a long “S” curve.
Your dragon’s neck should curve like a large letter “S,” and the width should match the width of the large circle you drew for the head. It’s better to think of the neck as a long cylinder so you can think in 3D shapes.
3. Draw the dragon’s body like a snowman.
We’ll be drawing this dragon in a sitting position, but you can change the pose by rearranging the circles and any other following limbs accordingly.
4. Draw the legs.
If you’re unfamiliar with leg muscles, they function similarly to the legs in human anatomy.
5. Draw the bird-like feet.
While it’s true that you can use reptiles to draw dragons, it’s actually more useful to use birds. Because birds are our closest dinosaur relatives, the best way to reference dragon anatomy is to reference bird anatomy. Dragons have duck-like feet, so we’ll start there for now.
6. Draw the arms.
Draw the hands as those duck feet shapes at the bottom; if you want to be more geometric, think of the shape as a long hexagon!
7. Draw the tail.
This is only the sketching phase, so it doesn’t have to be perfect! The best way to achieve this look is to start with a gesture for the tail’s action, and then draw long and large strokes with your entire arm.
8. Draw the horns and ears.
Have you ever wanted horns on your head? The shape you draw for the horns is entirely up to you, but make sure to mark off the base of the horns first so you can see how it attaches in 3D.
9. Draw the dragon wings.
Wings are similar to arms, except that instead of arms, you’ll be drawing them from the shoulder blades. The top part of the wing can be drawn almost like a skewed letter “M,” and the bottom points can be upside-down U’s.
10. Add details to the head and neck.
Create a new layer above your first one and change the color of your brush; for your dragon’s eyes, use snake eyes as a reference, and draw the nostrils like a horizontal comma. Adding spikes to the back of the neck adds a little more detail and interest.
11. Add details to the torso and draw in the feet.
You can refine the body’s shapes based on what you already have, but you should have a good foundation to work with that you can almost directly trace. Define the arms and legs a little more.
12. Add details to the tail.
If you draw a snake with spikes down the neck, they should continue down the tail; you can also add any shape to the tip of the tail, or leave it blank! I chose to add a classic spade shape to the tip of the tail.
13. Add details to the wings.
Draw prongs that extend from the top point of the wings to each point on the bottom, similar to how a fork looks. You can also add a small spike to the tops of your wings for extra height and protection.
14. Line your artwork.
When you’ve finished all of your sketching, use a clean and sharp tool to outline what you’ve got! If you’re working digitally, create a new layer above everything, or use a fine liner to create line art if you’re working traditionally. Don’t forget to erase your pencil sketch after!
15. Colour in your flat colours.
Now it’s time to add some color! If you’re working traditionally, you can use whatever medium you want; digital artists can add a layer beneath their line art for flat colors. The colors you use are entirely up to you, but I went with an orange palette!
16. Add your shadows.
If you’re working traditionally, you can add some simple shadows with darker colors; the technique shown is called cel shading, and it’s when you use blocks of color for shadows instead of blending them all in! If you’re working digitally, you can create a new layer above your flat colors and set it to clipping; now, you can’t draw outside the lines, but you can change the color w/o changing the color w/o changing the color w/o changing the color w
17. Add in your final touches.
You can add a background, a drop shadow for your dragon, or just leave it white! The final touches are entirely up to you, but I chose a blue background to complement the orange dragon and a drop shadow to make it look like the dragon was actually in the scene.
What is real dragon?
A dragon is a large, serpentine, legendary creature that appears in the folklore of many cultures around the world. While dragon beliefs vary greatly by region, dragons in western cultures have often been depicted as winged, horned, four-legged, and capable of breathing fire since the High Middle Ages.
Is there a real Wings of Fire movie?
Wings of Fire may not be released until 2022, as work on the project has only just begun.
What is Wings of Fire book 14 called?
Tui T Sutherland’s The Dangerous Gift (Wings of Fire, Book 14), Volume 14 (Hardcover)
How do you draw a boy?
- Draw a large U shape on top.
- Add a cap of hair on top.
- Draw the face and hair details.
- Continue with the neck and shirt.
- Add shorts below.
- Draw legs and feet under the shorts.
- Add simple arms.
What drops Dragon Platelegs Osrs?
Dragon platelegs are a type of dragon armour that requires 60 Defense to wear and can be found in the Motherlode Maw. They are dropped by bronze, iron, steel, adamant, rune, and elite rune dragons, though they are a rare drop.
What happened to tsunami Wings of Fire?
Tsunami was brought to the Talons of Peace by a SeaWing named Webs, one of the guardians, who had stolen her egg from the Royal Hatchery after drugging the guards. Tsunami and Clay outside for the first time