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How to Draw a Flying Dragon

Learn how to draw a Flying Dragon by starting with the large shapes, and then adding lots of very cool details.

Finished Drawing of a Flying Dragon

When it comes to drawing make-believe animals, you can’t find many more fascinating that dragons. What with all the movies that have been made about them, and the inspired books, the idea of a powerful creature flying through the air with all kinds of reptile-like features, is enough to stir anyone’s imagination.

If you are already a skilled artist, and google how to draw one, there will be no shortage of ideas to draw from. Large, small, fierce, fire-breathing, not fire-breathing, there’s something for everyone … except if you are just a beginner and would like to see how in the world you go about drawing one.

This tutorial is designed to help those that want to go a step above just a basic, super easy dragon (you can see one of those HERE) and draw a dragon that is in a more classic twisted flying form, with lots of cool details. The grid that is shown on the tutorial could be made by folding the paper, or with the help of a template that I include on page 3 of the download.

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Flying Dragon Coloring Page

Materials for How to Draw a Flying Dragon

  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.

Step by Step Directions for How to Draw a Flying Dragon

Time needed: 45 minutes.

How to draw a flying Dragon

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