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Draw a Pterodactyl

Here’s how to draw a Pterodactyl that features his wing span, which could be up to 30 feet wide. That’s much larger than any flying birds alive today.

How to draw a Pterodactyl
Pterodactyl Drawing

This tutorial is designed to show off how the Pterodactyl’s wings looked when fully spread. If you learn how the arms were connected to the wings, then you can imagine what they might have once looked like, flying around in the sky.

Another unique dinosaur, the Pterodactyl took to the sky rather than stay on the ground. They are well known for their long beaks and odd head shape. Modern day birds are descendants of dinosaurs and I don’t think it’s too hard to see that when looking at the Pterodactyl.

Preview of the step by step Pterodactyl Drawing tutorial



Time needed: 1 hour

How to Draw a Pterodactyl

  1. Make guide or fold lines. Draw an oval.

  2. Add the tail and back legs.

  3. Draw two sides of the wings.

  4. Connect the ends as shown.

  5. Start the head.

  6. Finish head, and add hands.

  7. Finish the wings, and add feet.

  8. Add a background as desired.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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