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Easy How to Draw a Stegosaurus Tutorial and Stegosaurus Coloring Page

Learn how to draw a stegosaurus with all the cool plates along his back and tail. He’s got a fierce look that is all his own.

Stegosaurus Drawing

Now dinosaur fans can learn how to draw a Stegosaurus by drawing his armored body one step at a time. His large back legs and blades on his spine give him a very distinctive profile.

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Stegosaurus Coloring Page

Materials for Stegosaurus Drawing

  • 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.

How to Draw a Stegosaurus Dinosaur Step by Step

Time needed: 1 hour.

How to Draw a Stegosaurus

  1. Fold to make guidelines. Draw a circle.

  2. Add a tail.

  3. Draw the top of the neck and head.

  4. Finish connecting the head to the body.

  5. Draw two legs as shown, and add an eye.

  6. Start the spikes with radial lines.

  7. Add plate shapes around the lines. Add the remaining leg lines.

  8. Draw more plate lines and spikes on the tail. Add a background.

  9. Trace with a marker and color with crayons or pencil crayons.

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