how to draw a chinese dragon

This article will demonstrate how to draw the Chinese dragon.

While we have drawn a dragon before it was an original European dragon you might see in movies or games about the Middle Ages. In that it looks more like an animal than the European dragon, the Chinese dragon is different.

You can draw a Chinese dragon using both traditional pencils and paper, or an electronic drawing tablet. Once you have all your art supplies, you can start the lesson on drawing a Chinese dragon.

Step 1

The head should be depicted as an oval. Next, draw the body with a long, curving stroke. To avoid creating dark lines, you should not press too hard on the pencil.




Step 2

Draw another line, which will follow the same pattern as the first. Your Chinese dragon should now look like a snake. Smooth lines should run down the body.




Step 3

Start at this stage and work your way up to darker lines. As shown in the image by, draw the dragon’s unusual nose and long mouth.




Step 4

Continue drawing the head and body of the dragon. Next, draw intricate frowning eyebrows. Notice how the Chinese dragon is more detailed than the Fantasy dragon.




Step 5

Draw an evil eye below the eyebrow. The pupil can be made as round or as narrow as you like. You can also depict long, wriggling whiskers at the same time.




Step 6

Next, draw the Chinese dragon’s beard at the base of your head. You should have your beard arranged in a chaotic manner so that it is not tangled.




Step 7

Draw sharp teeth on both the upper and lower jaws. The front teeth should be slightly larger than the back teeth.




Step 8

Long and straight lines are best to portray the large ears and long hairs on the head of the Chinese dragon. These details should be as fluid as the dragon’s body and beard.




Step 9

This detail will make the Chinese dragon drawing more easily recognizable. A comb running down the back of the reptile is depicted using a lot of curving lines.




Step 10

Our Chinese dragon drawing will look less like a snake at this stage. It is important to show the hind and front limbs. They must be sufficiently small and thin.

Step 11

The Chinese dragon is still being drawn. This stage requires you to draw large paws and sharp claws. Each hand should have four fingers.




Step 12

Do the same for the hind paws. The Chinese dragon has four toes on each paw. The hind paws look the same as the front but are not different from the front.




Step 13

Use a series of short, curving lines to create a bun at the end of the Chinese dragon’s tail. This detail should look like fire.




Step 14

Stripes on the belly of the Chinese dragon will give it a more detailed look. The stripes should be roughly the same length as the dragon’s body.




Step 15

Put your pencil down and use an eraser to remove any construction lines. All lines should be clearer and finished.




Step 16

Now, you have the instructions on how to draw a Chinese Dragon. It’s now time to paint it. recommends that you use a mixture of yellow-gold and red colors to get the best authentic look.




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