Monday, March 17, 2014

How To Draw A Chinese Dragon, Free Drawing Worksheet.

The free worksheet below and the project notes may be printed by highlighting it and sending to your printer or saving to your device and printing later.

Parents, teachers, and home school families may find this helpful in class or at home.

The Chinese Dragon is thought to be a creature of mythology so you can make it any way you want since it is very unlikely that someone will come up to you and say, "no that is wrong," since they never saw one so how can they know.

This style of dragon is drawn as a long serpentine creature with legs.

How To Draw A Chinese Dragon Worksheet
To print the worksheet above just highlight it and send it to our printer or save to your device to print later. If you have problems see the how to print tab for help.

Draw the body as two long twisty lines. Start at the head end and gradually taper the lines to a point at the tail. Make it twisty. Add a third line for the spinal ridge; this third line will cross over from one side to the other to show the dragon is twisting.

Position the legs where ever you want. To help get them right start lightly draw them like stick figures. Remember the elbows of the front legs point back and the knees of the back legs point forward. Draw the paws like stick figures too. After you have the legs in the place you want them to be then go around the lines to give the legs thickness and the roundness of muscle . Do the same with the claws.

The spine has a ridge made of spikes, draw them like small triangles. Follow the third line you drew so the spine ridges cross over. They will face one way and then the other.

The head can be the most fun. In our drawing it is long and narrow. You can sketch it any way you want. Decorate the head with flames and spikes. There is a chin beard, a mane of fire, long flowing whiskers, and long feathery eyebrows.

The tale has flowing feathers or flame, they can fan out or form a shape like a paddle.

Add details like scales, flames, smoke, circles and what every you like to make it truly your own.

To see more free how to draw worksheets like this click on the label for dragon in the sidebar.

If your sketch of the Chinese dragon does not turn out the way you had hoped it would do not give up, you are learning. No one is as hard on themselves as a person who has the gift of art because you have the vision in your head and know how you want it to turn out- this shows you are thinking like a real artist.  Drawing takes practice, so come back to my blog every day and print off a few more of my drawing lessons and sketch them in a little while you will be drawing beautiful pictures.

(c) Adron

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