How To Draw a Dragon – Step by Step Directions for Easy Dragon Drawing

Today we are learning how to draw a dragon with super simple steps! This easy to follow guide will show you how. You can even trace each step on the printable pages.

Dragons are so cool and kids of all ages (& adults) are going to love learning to make their own dragon drawing. Our free printable tutorial includes three pages with detailed instructions so you or your child can draw a dragon from scratch in a matter of minutes the easy way.

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Let’s draw a dragon!

Make an Easy Dragon Drawing

When you add a drawing activity to your kid’s day, you’re helping them increase their imagination, enhance their fine motor and coordination skills, and develop a healthy way of displaying their emotions, among other things.

We made sure this how to draw a dragon tutorial is easy enough that even the most inexperienced and youngest kids can have fun making art for themselves. If you can draw a straight line and simple shapes, you can draw a dragon…and that line doesn’t even have to be that straight {giggle}.

I love that once you learn how to draw a dragon, you’ll be able to draw one every time you want to without looking at this tutorial – but still, I recommend keeping it for the future as a reference image!

Download & print the step instructions to draw dragons by pressing the green button below.

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Let’s follow these easy steps to make our own dragon sketch!

Easy Steps to Draw a Dragon

You don’t need any special or expensive tools to make easy dragon drawings. A simple piece of paper and a regular pencil will work just fine.

Follow this easy how to draw a dragon step by step tutorial and you will be drawing your own dragon drawings in no time using basic shapes:

Step 1

Let’s start with our dragon’s head by drawing a circle.

Step 2

Add a curved triangle to make a mango shape, and add a tilted oval.

Step 3

To make our dragon’s body, draw a rectangle with rounded edges. Connect all the shapes and erase extra lines.

Step 4

Let’s draw the tail! Make a simple tail shape that curls back under the dragon body.

Step 5

Add a trapeze, notice the top is bigger. Draw a curved line to make the back leg, also add claws.

Step 6

Draw horns and a wing! Free hand those shapes because the more unique they look the more unique your dragon will appear.

Step 7

Draw circles for the eyes, ovals for the nose, and other details on the face.

Step 8

You got it! Add curved lines to the horns, tummy, and wing.

Step 9

You’re all done! Feel free to add as many details as you want!

Your dragon drawing is done! Hooray!

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Simple and easy dragon drawing steps!

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More Easy Drawing Tutorials

Here at Kids Activities Blog we have a series of free drawing lessons to easily increase your or your kids drawing skills with a step guide for all the different elements. We love the idea of drawing things you love or using the skills for journaling like in a bullet journal.

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How did your dragon drawing turn out?

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