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.
Dragons are mythical, legendary creatures, usually depicted with a long, snake-like body, wings like a bat, and the ability to breathe fire. The word "dragon" is derived from the Greek word drakōn, meaning "large serpent." Some dragons are depicted as vicious monsters, while others are friendly and even helpful to human companions.
Myths of dragons arose independently in various parts of the world. In the Middle East, they were derived from the existence of large, poisonous serpents. In Egypt and elsewhere, some deities were dragon-like in form. In China, dragons were often seen as a force for good, and their image represented the imperial family. In Europe, dragons featured not only in legend but on shields, ships, and coats of arms. Maps from past centuries at times held the words "here be dragons," or depictions of the animals, in unexplored or dangerous regions.
Dragons have long featured in art, as they continue to today. From ancient vases and throne rooms, to modern religious items of China and Japan, to fan art and t-shirts, dragons are abundant.
A number of books, movies and television series highlight this creature, including the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey, the original film and remake of Pete's Dragon, various fairy tale cartoons such as Shrek and Sleeping Beauty, and the wildly popular Game of Thrones television series.
Would you like to draw a dragon's eye? This easy, step-by-step drawing guide is here to help. All you will need is a pen or pencil and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to use crayons, colored pencils, or something similar to shade your finished drawing.
Around 440 different kinds of sharks live in oceans and seas around the world. For better or for worse, this animal has often been vilified in popular culture. From 1975's iconic blockbuster film Jaws, to the character of Bruce from Finding Nemo, to Discovery Channel's annual Shark Week, sharks have long been both feared and adored.
Would you like to draw your very own cartoon shark? Now you can, using this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial. This shark isn't scary - in fact, he's smiling!
All you will need is a piece of paper and something with which to draw, such as a pencil or pen. You may also want to have an eraser handy to correct any mistakes, and some markers, crayons, or colored pencils with which to color your finished drawing.
Each step of this drawing guide is accompanied by an illustration. In each picture, new lines are highlighted in light blue, whereas lines from previous steps are shown in black. You may want to sketch lightly at first, as you will be erasing some of your early lines as you go along.
Some researchers have said that no matter where you are on planet earth, you are never more than three feet away from a spider. These prolific arthropods live in buildings, in the forest, in the desert - some even hunt under water.
Spiders are distinguished from other invertebrates by several unique characteristics. Their bodies have two segments, the head and abdomen. All spiders have eight legs and digest their food using poison injected by their fangs. Most spiders are harmless to humans, but a few can cause injury or even death.
Spiders come in a wide range of colors. A variety of orb weaver spiders called writing spiders have yellow and black zebra stripes on their back. Lynx spiders are bright green, and Hawaiian happy face spiders are yellow with black, red, and white spots that make them look like living emoticons. Other spiders are brown, black, white, yellow, red, or a combination of colors.
Cartoon spiders are a part of our popular culture. They often play a minor role, such as the "Spi'ider" in Megamind (2010) or the singing spiders in Sing (2016). At times, however, spiders are cast in a starring role, such as in Charlotte's Web (1973, 2006).
If you would like to draw your very own cartoon spider, all you will need is a pencil, a piece of paper, and this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
The word "monster" is derived from a Latin word roughly translated "something wrong within nature." Monsters are typically hideous, scary creatures that can cause harm to people.
Ancient mythologies hold tales of many and varied monsters. In Greek mythology, for example, the Gorgons and Medusa were women with snakes for hair, who could turn men into stone. A giant dog with multiple heads guarded the gates to the underworld. Mermaid-like Sirens lured sailors to their deaths, while the hideous cyclops had only one eye. It is speculated that the ideas for these monsters may have arisen from observing birth defects in humans and in animals.
In modern popular culture, monsters are at times depicted as frightful, at times as kind and helpful. This variable view of monsters is evident in such animated films and series as Aaahh!! Real Monsters (1994-1997), Monsters, Inc. (2001), and Monsters University (2013).
Would you like to draw your very own monster? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also wish to use an eraser to correct mistakes and remove guide lines, and colored pencils, markers, paints, or crayons to color your finished drawing.
In each step of this drawing guide, new lines drawn are highlighted in blue while previous lines fade to black. Will your monster be friendly or frightful? That is entirely up to you.
"I have created fire!" - Actor Tom Hanks, Cast Away (2000).
Fire and smoke have been employed by humans for millennia. The ability to start fires and control them allowed people to cook their food, flavoring it and reducing disease from microscopic organisms; to stay warm in cold climates; and to keep dangerous wild animals at bay. Eventually, people discovered other uses for fire, such as in the manufacture of metal and glass products, or in clearing land for agriculture.
Smoke has also been put to use by humans. For centuries, smoke signals have been used as a means of long distance communication. For example, along China's Great Wall, soldiers used smoke to warn of impending dangers. In just a few hours, fires could be lit along the wall, carrying the message as much as 470 miles (750 kilometers). Native Americans and the ancient Greeks also used smoke signals to convey messages. Even today, special smoke is used in the Vatican in Rome, Italy to indicate whether a new pope has been elected.
Both flames and smoke are the result of a chemical reaction called rapid oxidation. In this reaction, molecules of oxygen are broken apart, producing heat. The contents of the material being burned play a role in determining how hot the fire is and the color of the flames and smoke. If the material has water in it, it will produce white smoke, while fuel, paint and other chemicals produce dark smoke.
Would you like to draw this natural phenomenon? Flames and smoke can be useful in drawing volcanoes, campfires, religious ideas, and natural or man-made disasters. All you will need to draw flames and smoke is a pencil, a sheet of paper, a good eraser, and this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
In each step, you will be given a detailed illustration as well as explanatory text. Pay special attention to the light blue lines, as these indicate new lines to be added to your drawing.
In each step, you will see a detailed illustration along with explanatory text. Pay special attention to the light blue lines, as these indicate new lines to be added. Now, hit the books and start drawing!
Bang! Pow! Many early children's cartoons, such as the Looney Tunes, included the use of guns. Iconic characters such as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Elmer Fudd, Tom and Jerry, Yosemite Sam, Speedy Gonzales, and Wile E. Coyote, were often seen firing these weapons. More often than not, though, the result was a "bang" with no bullet - perhaps a little flag extending from the tip of the weapon. Some of the more violent scenes have been edited from television re-runs of the cartoon series.
The revolver, the type of gun featured in this step-by-step drawing guide, has been in existence since the 1580's. The style still in use today was patented by Samuel Colt in 1836. By 1857, Smith and Wesson were also producing weapons based on this patent.
To draw a cartoon revolver, you will need only a piece of paper and a pencil. You may also wish to acquire an eraser to correct any mistakes, and colored pencils, crayons, or markers to color your completed drawing.
Each step in this simple drawing guide is accompanied by a an illustration. In each picture, lines added in the current step are highlighted in blue; lines drawn in previous steps are shown in black. You will need to erase some of your early lines, called guide lines, in order to complete the drawing. Therefore, you may wish to sketch lightly at first.
Witches are usually described as women who practice magic, cast spells, and influence events using supernatural powers. Other witches worship nature or various gods and goddesses. Did you know? Male witches are often called warlocks.
Individuals fitting this description have occupied various cultures throughout history. Ancient "mystery religions" of Greece and Rome involved spells, omens, and magical concoctions. From the middle ages until the end of the 1700s, "witch hunts" took place in Europe and North America.
Supposed witches were often weighed or thrown into bodies of water, as they were thought to have no weight. If the courts decided a person was a witch, they were killed. Today, many tribal cultures employ "witch doctors" as physicians, and certain religions still practice witchcraft.
The image of a witch wearing a pointed hat is a relatively modern invention, appearing perhaps during the Victorian period. Pointed hats were regarded as evil symbols, resembling the horns of the devil. The idea of a witch flying on a broomstick may have originated with with early use of hallucinogenic plants by budding pharmacologists.
If you would like to draw a cartoon witch for Halloween, this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil and a sheet of paper. In each step, you will be provided with explanatory text as well as a detailed illustration.
In various times and places, the skull and crossbones symbol has had a number of different meanings.
In history and popular culture, this symbol placed on a black flag meant the vessel flying the flag was a pirate ship.
The image has been used by certain military groups, university fraternities and sororities, and secret societies.
In Spanish speaking cultures, it is sometimes used to mark the entrance to a cemetery.
On product packaging, the skull and crossbones indicates that the contents are poisonous in nature and should be handled with caution.
If you would like to learn to draw a skull and crossbones, follow this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.
You will need a piece of paper and something with which to draw, such as a pencil, marker, or ink pen. An eraser is also recommended.
As you follow this drawing guide, you will notice that each step is accompanied by an illustration. In each picture, new lines drawn during that step are highlighted in blue, while previous lines appear in black.
Sketch lightly at first, as you will need to erase some of the early lines, called guide lines, as you complete your picture.
"To be, or not to be, that is the question."
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare
The skull has, naturally, long been a symbol of death. In one famous scene from the 1948 film Hamlet, the title character holds and speaks to the skull of his friend while he delivers a soliloquy about the deceased. Skulls appear in much artwork throughout history. Today, they can be seen on t-shirts, tattoos, certain branded items, and other merchandise.
Anatomically speaking, the skull consists of the bones of the head of vertebrates, or animals with internal skeletons. Did you know? The skull and teeth can tell the living a lot about the life of the deceased. Archaeologists and forensic scientists alike can learn about the age, diet, and height of an individual by examining the skull. A positive identification may even be made by comparing the dentition (the teeth) of the skull with a missing person's dental records.
In our drawing guide, the skull is depicted in a three-quarter profile, also known as two and a half dimensional or 2.5D. This type of drawing allows a flat image to appear three-dimensional.
Would you like to draw a cartoon skull in a 3/4 perspective? This easy, step-by-step cartoon object drawing tutorial can show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.
The human skull has long served as a symbol of death and mortality in art. This is no more plainly seen than in the danse macabre or dance of death, an allegorical concept that arose in Europe during the Middle Ages.
The danse macabre presents death as the great equalizer - no matter one's station in life, death awaits them. Danse macabre artwork often features skulls and dancing skeletons. This artistic style arose during the late 1300s and early 1400s, when the bubonic plague had killed nearly half of Europe's population.
Macabre themes still exist in art today. One example is the tattoo artist Ed Hardy's design featuring images similar to our illustration, along with phrases like "Love kills." It can be found on clothing, car accessories, and other products. The Ed Hardy brand even sells a cologne called Skulls and Roses - the perfume bottle is shaped like a skull holding a rose stem between its teeth.
Would you like to draw a cartoon of a skull with roses? This easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pen or pencil and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.
Adored by some, feared by many - what reaction does the slithering snake illicit in you? Since ancient times, cultures across the world have used snakes in religious iconography.
The biblical account of the Garden of Eden disguises the devil as a cunning snake. Archaeologists have discovered carvings of snakes dating back thousands of years. Cobras adorned the crowns of Egyptian pharaohs, and the live animals were at times used ritually. In Greek mythology, snakes were associated with healing. The monster medusa wore a mat of snakes in place of hair.
According to the Encyclopaedia Britannica, in mythology, the snake's "ability to shed their skin is associated with immortality; their ever-open eyes represent omniscience; their propensity for sudden appearance and disappearance allies snakes with magic and ghosts; a phallic resemblance embodies procreative powers; and the ability to kill with a single bite engenders fear of any snakelike creature."
Did you know? Of the 3,400 snake species, only around 300 are venomous. Of these, only half can inflict deadly bites on humans, and 40 percent of snakebites do not produce envemonation. In most countries, lightning strikes and bee stings claim more lives than snake bites. And, snakes only bite when provoked, injured, or cornered.
Snakes appear in modern symbolism as well. During the American Revolutionary War, Benjamin Franklin published a political cartoon featuring a snake chopped in sections, with the words, "Join or Die." A number of national flags feature snakes, including the coat of arms in the center of the Mexican Flag. Medical texts or ambulances use the ancient Greek emblem of the rod of Asclepius, a symbol of healing.
Would you like to draw a realistic snake's head? This easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial will break it down for you, using simple steps and detailed illustrations. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and a good eraser. You may also wish to use crayons, colored pencils, markers, or other implements to shade your finished snake.