Our tips on drawing dragons for kids come from gifted child artist and homeschool Dragonolgy expert Catherine.
Dragons have been my daughter Catherine's favorite since she was five and she uses her experience to show you her top tips for how to go about creating your own best friend.
My daughter Catherine was specially commended out of 2,500 worldwide entries by the famous
wildlife artist, David Shepherd, and her work exhibited in
the Natural History Museum, London.
The great thing to remember is that you can't go wrong. You can't draw a dragon which someone else thinks doesn't look right.
In fact, the more weird yours looks, the more likely it existed!
Here are some things to think about to help you get started:
Boy'ds forest dragon comes from Australia's rainforest, though if you look at our homeschool Rainforest for Kids activities, you'll see it's really a type of lizard.
If you want some help starting to get the basic dragon shapes on paper, have a look at our homeschool dragon drawing tutorial.
You'll find some brilliant kids tips for drawing dragons, including adding a slant above the eye for a mischievous homeschool twinkle!
When you've got a basic dragon shape on paper, you can begin to think what else to add. Does your dragon have:
Catherine's Australian Goblin dragon has four heads and her Cat dragon has four legs – plenty of room for variety.
Dragon totems are a wonderful way of extending your drawing skills into three dimensions.
They also give you the chance to give your dragon special powers!
You can find Catherine's collection of dragon totems, including Dragon of Love and Trust, in her Wild Art Treasures shop.
They each come with a scroll granting their owner special powers and make a beautiful ornament to treasure.
Of course, learning how to draw dragons is only the start.
You'll see from our kids dragon crafts page all sorts of kids activities you can try:
Best of all, you can also decorate a paper lantern like this:
Other pages you might like:
We hope we've encouraged you to see that drawing dragons is all about using your imagination!
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