Learn How To Draw a Dragon

Sure, they might look all mighty and impressive, but in reality it must be gross to be a dragon; that's why we honor this poor, misunderstood creature by learning How to Draw a Dragon.

True, dragons are legendary mythical beingsand all that, but they don't really exist—that fact right there gives us ample reason to feel sorry for them. Plus they tend to go through life with a severe gas problem (breathing fire at inconvenient intervals) with a typically greenish complexion.

Chances are the standard dragon is not popular in high school and does not enjoy an active social life; though he could come in handy at a barbecue, where he could "flame grill" everyone's steak or burger, with all menu items cooked to order! Beware, sometimes he can overdo it and your meat becomes a piece of charcoal in a nano second!

Despite their difficult lives and ‘hot headed’ (hardee har har) dispositions,dragons have more than claimed their place in the history of pop culture. Countless films and books in the fantasy and sci-fi genres are devoted to the dragon, which also has been featured in poems, short stories and television shows for audiences of all ages.

In the art world, dragons have served as the vivid subjects of paintings and portraits, drawings and etchings. Artists through the years have come up with so many ideas on How to Draw a Dragon, but most choose to present those fantastic creatures as large, fierce, colorful beings that strike fear and awe in all who behold them.

If you learn How to Draw a Dragon, you can 'set fire' to your own imagination; creating your own version of a fanciful beast that is much beloved among fans of the paranormal. Perhaps you could make a career of 'drafting dragons' for book and magazine covers, art posters, and advertisements (though we're not altogether sure what company would hire a winged serpent as a corporate spokesperson). You could specialize in portraits and tattoos; indeed, the dragon reigns among the most popular choices when it comes to skin art.

So are you ready to learn the finer points of sketching serpents? Here are some basic tips that might help:

  • Start by sketching three circles (with the center one being the largest) that represent the body of the creature, with a single curved line connecting these shapes.

  • Treating the top circle as the face, embellish this shape with a long, rounded nose that resembles a duck bill; eyes that are narrow and kind of scary in appearance; and a little smattering of horns atop the head.
  • When drawing the dragon's body, you might want to create a torso that is large and wide but gracefully contoured, shading in lines that give the creature character.
  • Next, draw the long ridged wings and the smoother tail that give every dragon definition.
  • When it comes time to color a dragon drawing, most artists go with dark green as their hue of choice. Ah, but since this winged serpent is a 'critter of fantasy,' feel free to make your own creation pink, lavender, mauve, turquoise; no need to worry that a fictional beast is going to show up at your door, breathing fire in your direction because you rendered him a mauve monster!

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