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How To Draw A Dragons Head

Updated on May 3, 2012
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Wayne Tully is an Artist who draws horror art from his imagination and he creates drawing tutorials and resources to help other Artists.

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Drawing Dragons Heads: Introduction

Dragons are the icon of fantasy, they are the creatures that are the top mascots for fantasy worlds, every fantasy world has to or does have dragons as the flying creatures that an imaginative world seems to need.

Dragons come in all colours and types, sizes and clans, in fact anything goes with dragons, your imagination is the only limit to creating the best dragon drawings that you can.

For this drawing tutorial we will be focusing on just the head, the main part of a dragon is it's head, get that wrong and then your dragon won't look like a dragon, the personality of a dragon shines from it's head and so learning how to draw a dragons head is what you'll learn right here!

The rough head I drew below is just a work in progress, a first step up from drawing at a basic level and the next stage from here would be to develop the drawing of your dragons head and make it more detailed like a dragons head should be.

Dragon Head Drawing

Dragon art by Wayne Tully.
Dragon art by Wayne Tully. | Source
Dragon Head Pencil Sketch.
Dragon Head Pencil Sketch. | Source

The Dragon Head Needs Eyes And Features

 For the dragons head to be a successful drawing, we need to think carefully about drawing in the main features like the eyes and the teeth and we need to think about sketching them in so that they look right and you can do this in two ways, you can sketch lightly to get an idea for the size of the eyes in relation to the heads size or you can draw a line down the middle of the head space so you can then draw the eyes that match with the other features of the dragons face.

 

Round Off The Dragons Features

At this stage I like to add the details as it is pretty much a finished drawing for me at this stage, if I have the main eye and mouth features correctly added I can then go onto adding the dragon scales and other details that could make the dragons head far better to look at.

As usual you could ink the drawing or not, it's entirely up to you at this end drawing stage, just remember that your dragons head is very important to capture the personality of the dragon and this must be taken into account when you draw the whole dragons body in another hubpage of our dragon drawing tutorial - Coming soon!.

See how to draw a Detailed Dragons head

Watch the two videos below for some dragon head drawing inspiration and remember that dragons can look different and there are many possible variations of dragon to draw.

Dragon Head Sketch Idea

Another Dragon Head Drawing Video

Also You Might Like To See This Dragon Drawing Concept Too To Inspire Your Own Dragon Art

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      Wayne Tully 5 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Thanks!

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      HomerMCho 5 years ago

      Very useful hub.

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Lol! Cheers Emu!

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      emo 4l ife 6 years ago

      one of the drawings were totally out of proportion but for all pics on here (not including the videos) ive seen better.

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      kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      I'm trini-4-life-1991 I think. That shows you I haven't logged on in a while either. haha. But I only have one horrible sketch on there and some photos.

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      KLeichester 6 years ago

      Thanks for posting this!

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Erm I think it's demonic666evil on Deviantart...not logged in for awhile lol!

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      kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Oh, you are on Deviantart. :) Cool. So am I but I've posted only one thing. A very ROUGH sketch. What is your DA username?

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      Wayne Tully 6 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now!

      Yeah I'm on Deviantart...not uploaded anything there for awhile!

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      kaltopsyd 6 years ago from Trinidad originally, but now in the USA

      Ooh nice! I think I need to print out a bunch of your drawing tutorial hubs and pull out the packet whenever I'm bored. lol. :) Thanks for showing how to draw yet another awesome picture.

      Have you ever heard of DeviantART.com? It's a good site. You should check it out.

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      Draw Fantasy Art 6 years ago

      Thanks!

      I definitely enjoy doing these tutorials and drawing videos too on drawing and just inspired works in progress too....more to come, just you watch!

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      Fan of drawing 6 years ago

      Great drawings, must be great to be able to draw like that :)

      I think it's great that you are willing to share your tutorials with everyone, really helped me out, thnx :)

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      Wayne Tully 7 years ago from Hull City United Kingdom

      Cheers now!

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      Sandy Mertens 7 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      It all looks so easy. Thanks.