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Monday, October 14, 2013

How to Draw A Stegosaurus Worksheet, Free

How to draw a stegosaurus is an easy printable drawing project that will give the young artist satisfaction and a sense of confidence. Parents and teachers will find lots of ways to use this project to help the young artist gain confidence in drawing.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT: If your stegosaurus does not turn out the way you hoped do not give up. You are learning to draw and it takes practice. Come back every day and print off another lesson and sketch it- in no time you will be a real artist.

How To Draw A Stegosaurus Worksheet
The free worksheet may be printed by highlighting it and sending it to your printer. if you have problems see the how to print tab above for suggestions.

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The body is like a sideways teardrop with the point at the head and the wide part for the hip. Draw it like an arch but a little lopsided and higher at the hind leg. The tail is a triangle that is at the back. Before you draw the feet draw a light guideline for the ground so the near feet are both level. The feet on the other side are a slight bit higher because of perspective.

The head is a small circle with a triangle for the beak and a triangle for the jaw; it is long and narrow.

Use stick figure technique to start the legs and then go around them to fill out the form.  The foreleg is short and starts low. The elbow points backward and is near the chest. There is a small wrist or ankle above the foot.   There are three toes but only two are showing. The rear leg is long and starts high up almost at the back. The knee bends forward. The knee is low by the stomach.   Two toes show with claws.

There are ten plates on the back. They are irregular diamond shapes. Use a guideline above the back for the tops of the plate and a second guideline for the point where the plates angle back. The plates are smaller on the neck and the tail. Some plates were curved back. There are veins going up the plates in a fan pattern.

There is a second row of plates on the far side. Only a part of each show, they are almost shadows.

There are four spikes draw the first two that are closest to the viewer and the far ones afterward make one far spike go behind and past a front spike.

The body has wrinkles like an elephant.

Use shading technique to give the Stegosaurus roundness and thickness.

If this was helpful you might also like my worksheet titled, How To Draw An Ankylosaurus

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