For the first time in 5 years, a lovely dragon sketch waiting to be coloured in!
For those who prefer to watch a video, I’m currently editing a recording I’ve done for this sketch which will be available on my YouTube channel later today but, for now, keep scrolling to read the step by step I took to draw my hopping/running dragon.
Choosing a Pose for my Dragon
Dragons are my absolute favourite creatures of the fantasy world. They have been written in myth as both fierce and vicious creatures and calm, gentle ones. I started with my messy sketch which took far longer than usual and started a rough sketch over the top.
After all that time, I really didn’t like it so I played around with different positions for my dragon’s legs and eventually decided on a leaping dragon.
Final Base Sketch
After finally deciding on a pose, I didn’t quite like how the legs looked so I drew on a new layer in red and I drew the wings in blue to se if I liked them.
I mostly draw western dragons – you know, the ones with wings and 4 legs.
I’m not a big fan of Wyverns and although I like Chinese dragons, I’m not so great at them yet since they have such beautiful details and colours which I am still practising.
As I mentioned before, I haven’t drawn a dragon or fantasy image in 5 years so I used red lines to draw out the position and details of my dragon during inking her outline – check the video to see exactly what I did.
Red lines are an effective way of correcting your work before moving on. They are also useful for marking out detail if you are unsure of how to proceed.
After about 2 and a half hours the sketch is finished and ready for colouring.
Feel free to download (right click the image and click save) this image and colour it but please do not remove my copyright information so that others can enjoy colouring it too and I am credited for my hard work.
Have a wonderful day x
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