Draw A Dragon - Ideas For Drawing Fantasy Dragons
Drawing Dragon Ideas
When deciding to draw Dragons there are some great books on the subject to read and reference. How to draw and paint Dragons is an excellent book that I reviewed and it gives practical examples on many different ways to draw Dragons. Here though we will look at drawing the many different body parts of the Dragon such as the head, the wings, the claws and then we will get back to finishing off the Dragon drawing above by inking and coloring it.
Draw A Dragons Head Step By Step
The pictures below follow the process of drawing a Dragons head step by step and it's one possible variation on a classic Dragon head design you could attempt. Drawing the Dragons head is similar to a Horse or a Dog as the head has a long top and bottom piece of the skull that represents the jaws and the nose area of the Dragon. When starting to draw a head design for a Dragon really break down the drawing into simple shapes if it helps. This gives you something to build upon.
Each separate drawing below is a snapshot of my own sketching process and you could either use these drawings as inspiration for drawing your own Dragon head or follow along and draw this with me.
How To Draw A Dragons HeadClick thumbnail to view full-size
Dragon Inking Process Video
When it came to the inking process it is best to apply the ink to your pencil drawing like you are adding another layer that is going to improve the Dragon drawing. A good ink pen is essential for this stage of the drawing and I use a range of different pens from the cheapest range of black gel ink pens that have no make or brand name to the Pilot uni-ball ink pens which are great for a lot of the fine ink line work. Additionally a range of Sharpie art markers are also useful for drawing bold ink designs. You should experiment with different ink pens for better results.
As a side thought and a good tip for inking try and not fill in the shaded areas with pencil in the drawing stage as it often clogs the ink pens when you try to layer in the ink. Sharpie markers are usually ok with going over pencil, but gel ink pens usually clog due to the wax like covering of the graphite pencil work.
Inking the Dragon scales and details can be refined heavily at this point and also deciding on adding extra details is the time to do it right now.
Drawing Your Dragon Idea - Inking
Dragon Coloring Tutorial Video
Crayola Twistable color pencils are the choice of pencils to color in this particular Dragon design and laying in the Red color down first is great if you decide to do fire Dragon colors and then adding the Orange together with the red helps to soften both colors and begins the blending process and that is finalized by pressing hard with the yellow to color in some much needed highlights which really brings the Dragon scales on the skin out and blends it well.
Try coloring with Crayola Twistables or the original colored pencils which might be good if you decide to color the individual Dragon scales because y6ou can color it your way or this way, but my way saves time in the coloring process.
Coloring The Dragon Idea
How To Draw A Dragons Arm Step By Step
Drawing a Dragons arm now requires just as much attention as the other Dragon body parts and here I have created a step by step picture guide to help you draw a Dragons arm with claw hand. Again you can draw Dragon arms many different ways, but this way helps you get used to drawing one and can form the basis of drawing many different variations of Dragon arm in the future.
Typically, a Dragons arm is usually smaller than say the legs, but then often they can be similar in size, so try and draw some ideas down on paper and get to grips with Dragon anatomy.
Draw A Dragons ArmClick thumbnail to view full-size
How To Draw A dragons Tail
A very quick step by step drawing guide on drawing a Dragons tail. Again one of many designs you can try out for a Dragons tail. This one is simple to draw however and remember that Dragon scales can be drawn in many different ways too with added spikes and horns on the tail if you wish. Let your imagination run free!
Quick Draw Dragons Tail
How To Draw A Dragons Wing
Draw a Dragons wing step by step and see the two drawing videos to get a good idea of drawing this quite difficult part of a Dragon. The Demon wing drawing video is still relevant as it is a color drawing and can be used for some inspirational Dragon drawing.