Easy Dragons to Draw

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How to Draw a Dragon - Anime Style ...
How to Draw a Dragon - Anime Style Art

If you’re looking for something fun to draw, why not try your hand at a dragon? Dragons are mythical creatures that have been part of storytelling for centuries.

They come in all shapes and sizes, which makes them perfect for both beginner and experienced artists.

Here are Ten Simple Dragons to Draw

Chinese Dragon

Chinese Dragon
Chinese Dragon

The Chinese dragon is one of the most well-known dragons in mythology. It is often depicted as a long, twisted creature with scales, horns, and claws. To draw a Chinese dragon:

  1. Start by sketching a long, snake-like body.
  2. Add small bumps along the back to represent the scales.
  3. Add two horns on the dragon’s head and some spikes down the spine.
  4. Add details like claws, eyes, and teeth.

Welsh Dragon

Welsh Dragon
Welsh Dragon

The Welsh dragon is another popular dragon from mythology. It is often depicted as red or green with wings and breathing fire. To draw a Welsh dragon, start with a long body with four legs. Then, add dragon wings on the back and flames out of the mouth.

Next, add scales all over the body and facial features like eyes and nostrils. To learn How to Draw a Dragon, read this post.

Viking Dragon

Viking Dragon
Viking Dragon

Viking dragons were often depicted as ferocious creatures with sharp teeth and claws. To draw a Viking dragon, start by sketching a long body with four legs. Then, add wings on the back and spikes down the spine. Next, add details like teeth, claws, eyes, and nostrils. Finally, color in your dragon!

European Dragon

European Dragon
European Dragon

European dragons are often described as large winged reptiles with razor-sharp claws and teeth. To draw a European dragon, start by sketching a long body with four legs. Then, add wings on the back and spikes down the spine. Next, add details like teeth, claws, eyes, and nostrils. Finally, color in your dragon!

Oriental Dragon

Oriental Dragon
Oriental Dragon

Oriental dragons are often described as mystical creatures that can transform into different animals or objects. To draw an Oriental Dragon, start by drawing a long snake-like body. Then, add two legs and two arms.Next ,addwingson the backand adetailedsnake head .Finally, color in your dragon!

Firedrake

Firedrake
Firedrake

A firedrake is a dragon with a blazing body that breathes fire. To draw a firedrake, start by sketching along the body with four legs. Then draw wings on the back and spikes down the spine. You can have fun adding flames all over the body of this dragon! Finally, color in your dragon!

Sea Serpent

Sea Serpent
Sea Serpent

The sea serpent is a dragon that swims in the ocean depths. To draw these a dragon, start by sketching along a snake-like body with a grassy-looking scales texture. Then, draw four flippers and a quadruple-finned tail. Make sure to add many twists and turns to your sea serpent’s body to make it harder to catch! Finally, color in your serpent with different shades of blue and green.

Cartoon Dragon

Cartoon Dragon
Cartoon Dragon

To begin your drawing, start with the basic shapes that make up the dragon and then add details to give it more character. 

Start by drawing two circles for the dragon’s eyes. Then, draw a curved line for the nose and another curved line for the mouth. Next, draw two small triangles for the dragon’s ears.

Now we’ll start adding some detail to the dragon’s face. First, draw lines inside the eyes to create pupils. Then, add some teeth to the mouth. You can also add wrinkles around the

Cute Dragon

Cute Dragon
Cute Dragon

To begin your drawing, start with the basic shapes that make up the dragon, and then add details to give it more character. 

Start by drawing two circles for the dragon’s eyes. Then, draw a curved line for the nose and another curved line for the mouth. Next, draw two small triangles for the dragon’s ears.

Now we’ll start adding some detail to the dragon’s face. First, draw lines inside the eyes to create pupils. Then, add some teeth to the mouth. You can also add wrinkles around the dragon.

Classic Dragon

Classic Dragon
Classic Dragon

Drawing a classic dragon is easier than it seems. With practice, you can easily draw one yourself. 

First, start by drawing the dragon’s head. Draw a large oval for the head, and then add two smaller ovals for the eyes. Next, draw a curved line for the mouth. Then, add some spikes along the top of the head.

Next, draw the body of the dragon. Begin by drawing a long, curved line for the back. Then, add two shorter lines for the wings. Finally, add some scales on the body and tail.

To finish up, color in your dragon with any colors you like! Classic Dragons are usually red or green, but feel free to be creative.

With a little practice, you can easily draw a Classic Dragon yourself! Just remember to start with the head, add the body, and then finish with the wings and tail. And remember to add some scales and color it when you’re done.

Elements to include in your Dragon Drawing:

Dragon Head. Ton drawing a dragon is to sketch out the basic shape of the head. You can do this by starting with a circle for the head’s main part, then adding two smaller circles for the eyes. Then, add a curved line for the mouth and two more lines that come down from the sides of the head to form the neck. Learn more about the Anatomy of a Dragon by reading this blog post.

Dragon wings are some of the most important features of the dragon, so it is important to get them right. First, draw two large curved lines that come down from the top of the head and meet in the middle of the back. Then, add smaller lines between these two main lines to form the individual feathers.

Dragon Tail. The tail is another key feature of dragons and can be tricky to get right. Start by drawing a long curved line that starts at the base of the spine and extends to the tip of the tail. Then, add smaller lines along this main line to form the individual scales.

Dragon Feet. Dragon feet are large and clawed, so drawing them can seem daunting. Start by sketching out the basic shape of the foot, and then add the individual toes. Remember to make the claws long and sharp!

Dragonfire. Dragonfire is one of the most iconic features of dragons and is sure to make your drawing stand out. To add Dragonfire, start by drawing a series of small flames around the mouth. Then, use an orange or red pencil to color these flames.

Dragons are mythical creatures that have been part of storytelling for centuries. They come in all shapes and sizes, making them perfect for both beginner artists who are just starting or more experienced artists who are looking for new ideas to try their hand at drawing. If you’re looking for something fun to draw, why not try one of these easy dragons?

Ian

Ian Walsh is the creator and author of improvedrawing.com and an Art teacher based in Merseyside in the United Kingdom. He holds a BA in Fine Art and a PGCE in teaching Art and Design. He has been teaching Art for over 24 Years in different parts of the UK. When not teaching Ian spending his time developing this website and creating content for the improvedrawing channel.

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