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How to Draw a Dragon

One of my pet peeves is a how to draw a dragon tutorial that is supposed to be for kids, but is really much more appropriate for teenagers or adults. See below to download a print-friendly PDF tutorial.

how to draw a dragon

how to draw a dragon

I created this tutorial for our school’s multicultural week, and it worked well for kinders through even 4th graders.

Your drawing may of course be completed however you like, but I recommend that you try filling him in with two values of whatever color you choose. Press hard to get a darker color for the top of the head and neck, and then a lighter for the underside. The overall look will automatically blend, just like a pro.


There are 20 more like it in my “Draw Dinos and Dragons” ebook in my PDF Shop. It’s a collection of 20 step-by-step tutorials that are simple and easy to understand for beginning artists. Just click on the title or book to learn more.


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Prep: Print tutorial for each student.

  1. Draw guide lines on paper or fold in half to make creases.
  2. Students follow the tutorial to draw the dragon in pencil.
  3. The dragon is traced with a black marker.
  4. The dragon is colored carefully with crayons.

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