Learn how to draw a dinosaur head with an easy step by step tutorial. This way you get to see and draw all his super sharp teeth!
Now you can learn how to draw a dinosaur head that has some of its coolest parts on display — a fierce looking eye and lots of very sharp teeth. While drawing the entire dinosaur body is always fun, sometimes taking a closer look at things results in a more interesting composition. This view of the head, with an open mouth, lets the viewer see much more detail and makes for a very eye-catching drawing.
This particular dinosaur drawing is based on what a velociraptor is believed to have once looked like. It is one of the most well known dinosaurs thanks to films like Jurassic Park. These creatures hunted in packs like today’s wild wolves. Their razor sharp teeth and quickness made them a predator to be reckoned with!
Getting Started with Drawing Guides
The best way to get young artists off to a good start to any drawing project is with the help of drawing guides.
You may have noticed that there is a grid of three dashed lines, both in horizontal and vertical directions, on every step of this tutorial. If students make their own centered lines on their own paper, before drawing, they will have an easy reference to follow.
For instance, as seen in Step 1 below, the dinosaur head shape starts in the corner of one top rectangle and curves up to the left and down to the corner of a bottom rectangle.
Drawing skills are all about seeing how to get the placement of lines on your paper, so having some visual reference point to get started, will always help anyone learn how to be a little more accurate.
So does that mean students need to draw a big fat pencil lines one their sheet of paper before they start? Goodness no, please don’t! That will most likely be hard to erase and distract from any finished art. No, simply fold the paper in half twice, both ways, make a crease, and unfold. The beauty is that by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases made for these guidelines will disappear.
And now, on to our dinosaur drawing project.
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Materials for How to Draw a Dinosaur Head
- Black Sharpie Marker (affiliate link)
- Prang Crayons (affiliate link)
- Crayola Crayons (affiliate link)
Directions for How to Draw a Dinosaur Head Step by Step
Time needed: 1 hour.
Draw a Dinosaur Head in 9 Easy Steps
- Draw with a large curved line.
- Continue the line down to make the edge of the nose.
- Add the V shaped lines to draw the mouth.
- Draw the chin line below the mouth.
- Add the top and bottom rows of teeth.
- Draw the body and mouth lines.
- Add an eye and a bump.
- Finish the eye and add more details. Draw a background.
- Trace with a marker and color.