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Thursday, September 26, 2013

How To Draw a Triceratops Dinosaur Worksheet, free

This free to print worksheet will give the young artist confidence in drawing a popular dinosaur. The worksheet below may be printed by copying to a file and print from your device.

Parents, home school families, and teachers may print a copy for personal and classroom use.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If your Triceratops drawing does not come out the way you wanted do not give up because you learn to draw by practice. So draw every day and soon you will be a great artist. Come back every day and print off another worksheet and sketch it. I have lots to choose from it may be that dinosaurs are not your real talent maybe you have a gift for drawing faces or landscapes so try different things and soon your talent will come out.

To print the free worksheet just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later. If you have problems printing see the how to print tab above for some helpful suggestions or try one of the updated links below.

How to Draw A Triceratops Worksheet

Here are two files that have been updated to print better on most printers.

CLICK HERE for a file in photo format.
CLICK HERE for a file in portable universal format.


The first few lines are the most important- the whole project depends on it.
Begin by drawing a long line for the ground so the feet are in place. Above that draw an arch for the back going from the head to the tip of the tail; make the Dinosaur twice as long as it is high.

Use stick figure drawing for the legs at first to make sure they are right. The rear leg starts higher and bends forward at the knee, and the front leg bends back at the elbow.

The head starts as an oval at the nose and has the curving triangle for the frill. The frill is as high as the top of the back

The eye is half way between the tip of the nose and the back of the frill, and just below the top line. The brow horns are right above the eye and a little back, they do not go much farther than the beak. There is a spike on the nose ridge at the top of the beak. The frill goes back and up then comes down in a curve and there is a little cheek bump at the bottom of the frill. He has a beak instead of lips. Under his neck are loose wrinkly folds.

The rear leg is thick and very wide at the top; there are wrinkles across the knees and ankles. The front leg is short and the shoulder is low, there are wrinkles across the elbows.  There are three toes with stubby claws on all feet.

The feet on the far side are in shadow they touch the ground a little higher up for the perspective.

There are rows of bumps like on an alligator. Draw a grid first so they stay in rows and don't get uneven. The top edge has bumps in rows like the other bumps. There are wrinkles going down the length of the body. The belly has folds like a snake belly.

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