Teach your child how to draw dragons step by step with our easy tutorial.
Your kids will get a unique opportunity to learn from a gifted child artist.
My daughter Catherine has taught herself homeschool art.
I've asked her to show you how to draw a dragon so you can use her simple techniques to join in our homeschool art projects for kids.
Before your child starts, it's worth knowing that dragons are notoriously forgiving so whatever you do will look great!
With the help of our simple guidelines, you'll be drawing these fabulous beasts in no time.
When you're learning how to draw a dragon, there are a few simple homeschooling rules that can help.
Dividing the body into different parts will really help when it comes to drawing.
Obviously, if you're homeschooling young children, you'll be delighted if your child's drawing consists of a big splodge for the dragon body and a smaller splodge for the head.
But, as your children get older, you'll probably find your art projects for kids will benefit from a few homeschooling dragon tips.
Our dragon crafts for kids page has all sorts of ideas kids of all ages can try, like glass painting and making an origami dragon.
Obviously, Catherine's homeschooling drawing skills have developed over time, so let's start with some easy dragons.
Dragon body basics: use simple shapes like circles and triangles.
You can get even more help learning how to draw a dragon by downloading for free her fantastic homeschool dragon coloring pages. She's done coloring sheets for all ages which will really help when it comes to drawing dragons.
Catherine's going to take you through how to draw a dragon from start to finish.
Dragon drawings star in many of our homeschooling art projects for kids and to learn how to draw one yourself it helps to follow stages.
With homeschool dragon art, the head and the tail come first.
Now for learning how to draw a dragons' wings and legs.
Dragons are well known for their strength and courage! Catherine has made some dragon totems specially for you which will bring you special powers.
You can find her collection, including totems of Love, Trust and Calm, at her Wild Art Treasures shop on Etsy. Each dragon comes in a leatherette box with a scroll outlining its powers and makes a beautiful ornament to treasure.
Here's Dragon of Bravery to give you courage throughout the day.
And Dragon of Love:
Here he is! This is your chance to really enjoy yourself by inventing really colorful dragons. I love the way she's got an olive green head with extra wattles, crests and body parts in pink, yellow, purple, blue and orange.
Drawing dragons is a fabulous way to develop your kids art skills in homeschooling. Obviously, there are lots of different homeschooling ways to learn how to draw dragons - Catherine's just showing you what works for her.
For instance, you need to ask yourself:
Once you've learned how to draw a dragon, why not invent your own illustrated dragon story as part of one of your art projects for kids? You'll find them on our free homeschool story writing worksheets page.
Once you've started learning how to draw dragons we've got some great homeschooling kids art projects to try:
If you want to put drawing dragons in context, Wikipedia has an interesting article about where dragons come from, including the fact that dragons are said to have taught humans to talk!
If you want to see more ways you can enjoy dragons and turn them into unusual art projects, see how Catherine used her animal drawings to illustrate our free homeschool kids letter writing worksheets (D is for Dragon).
Dragons make for the most fantastic homeschool art projects for kids precisely because there are so many ways to draw them and you can have so much fun while you learn.
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