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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

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.


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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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