How to Draw a Dragon Head

How to Draw a Dragon Head

This time we will draw a dragon’s head. This is probably the easiest dragon to draw as it has fewer details than a complete dragon drawing. As such, the dragon’s head can be a perfect place to start practicing how to draw a dragon.

We will draw the dragon’s head with the help of simple shapes. These will make drawing the dragon much easier.

Sketch with a light pencil as you will need to erase the early lines before the drawing is complete.

In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.

You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.


Step 1

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 1

Draw a circle close to the center of the page. Leave enough space for the rest of the drawing.

Step 2

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 2

Draw a curving line below the circle.

Step 3

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 3

Add a small circle next to the first circle.

Step 4

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 4

Draw two parallel lines on both sides of the line drawn in step 2.

Step 5

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 5

Connect the two circles with two lines.

Step 6

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 6

Sketch the upper jaw. Its point is like a small beak.

Step 7

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 7

Draw the lower jaw.

Step 8

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 8

Remove the shapes drawn in the first three steps.

Step 9

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 9

Draw a curved line to separate the front side of the body from the back.

Step 10

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 10

Draw curved lines on the front side to enhance the shape of the neck.

Step 11

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 11

Draw a jagged line for the mane.

Step 12

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 12

Add another jagged line for the rest of the mane on the other side.

Step 13

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 13

Draw two V-shapes for the teeth at the lip line.

Step 14

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 14

Add a curve to form the brow.

Step 15

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 15

Extend the eye brow curve to form the forehead ridge.

Step 16

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 16

Draw the eye.

Step 17

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 17

Add inverse U-shapes for the nostrils.

Step 18

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 18

Add the bases for the horns on top of the head.

Step 19

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 19

Draw two long, sharp horns.

Step 20

How to Draw Dragon Head: Step 20

Trace your drawing with a softer pencil and color it.

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