The dragon is one of the most popular mythological creatures to have ever existed, and it’s intriguing presence is what makes a lot of artists to include them in their drawings, or dedicated entire art pieces to them. That being said, the dragon is not an easy thing to draw. I myself have struggled with my dragon drawings, and wanted to improve. So, I ended up studying a few tutorials on how to draw a dragon. Doing so really helped me improve my work, and I bet that you too can be benefitted by observing them.
There are two ways to draw a dragon. You can take the 2D approach, or go for the more realistic looking 3D one. The 2D drawing will require less work, and is easy to draw. The 3D drawing, on the other hand, can be made to look as you want it to look. You can give it a cartoonish look, or even a realistic one. Mind you, the 3D drawing can be a bit difficult to work on, and you might need a bit of experience with the 2D one first.
In this video tutorial, the artist will show you how to create a line diagram of a drawing. This process is quite easy to follow, and you won’t face any difficulty in working on it. The overall look appearance of the drawing is not realistic, but a bit cartoonish, sort of like an avatar, or a symbol. But it still has a nice look to it, and you’ll enjoy drawing it.
If you’re looking to draw a realistic dragon, this is the tutorial you should follow. It’s a difficult thing to draw, and as a 3D drawing, it’ll require a lot of experience from your end. But all those efforts won’t go in vain, as the final result is quite stunning, as you can see below.
This here is a dragon drawing tutorial for kids. It’s a simple ice or blue dragon drawing. The drawing is in 2D, and isn’t that hard to work on. Kids will enjoy working on this, especially if they’re into cartoons. Such drawings are quite popular among them as they get to see variations of this creature on different cartoon shows.
This drawing is quite similar to the one we’ve just seen. In fact, it has a similar pose and design. However, this drawing has a more realistic look to it compared to the one above. It’s an easy thing to draw, and won’t require much time. This dragon drawing would look great as a tattoo design too.
This drawing looks so 3D, you can almost feel the dragon scales popping out. All these effects have been made possible thanks to some amazing shading technique by the artist. The shadows help give the drawing its depth, and make it appear so lifelike. This art piece is indeed quite difficult to replicate, and I recommend you try this only if you’re an experienced sketch artist, or have confidence on your skillset.
Dragons need not be scary looking all the time. They can even look cute, like the one in this adorable drawing. It’s Toothless from How to Train your Dragon, a popular cartoon character among kids. It’s an easy tutorial to follow, and perfect for kids. They’ll love working on this drawing, partly because it’s so easy to draw, and partly because it’s one of their most favorite cartoon characters.
In this video tutorial, you’ll get to see how to draw a fire breathing dragon. The drawing here seems like something you’d see in games, comics, or 2D cartoon shows. It’s an easy thing to draw, but you need to maintain accuracy while working on the expression, and the wings of the dragon.
I find this drawing to be really interesting. It’s not really a dragon, but is meant to resemble one. This is what I call tattoo art. It’s a plain drawing, and doesn’t have any structural details at all. But it’s still quite nice to look at, and would make a really cool tattoo, or symbol. Hence, I thought I’d add this to the list as well.
This drawing tutorial is aimed at kids. It’s a cute chubby dragon drawing that’s been done using some basic shapes. It’s a very easy process, and the tutorial helps make it look even easier. In fact, kids can just observe this tutorial and draw it. They don’t need any further assistance from anyone else.
In this step by step video tutorial, the artist will show you how to draw a realistic 2D dragon. It’s an amazing drawing, and I was really surprised to see how easily it can be drawn. It has a few details, some depth, and a proper structure. All these qualities make this drawing my favorite one on this list. The tutorial itself is really helpful, and you won’t have any trouble understanding it.
My husband and I are learning how to draw and paint. We wanted to share this learning process with the world and have fun! That's why we created this blog. We'll have drawing contests every week and you'll decide who won that week! Follow along and learn with us!
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