How to Draw a Dragon Cartoon

Dragon cartoon image

Well it's time for another dragon cartoon drawing lesson! And here, we're going to create a unique-looking character - orange, white-spotted and all as you can see from the above finished image.

Sound like fun? Great! Let's begin...


First Step - Draw a Simple Framework

To start things off, I recommend you sketch out (lightly!) a simple framework composed of the following shapes. Do this, and you'll have a nice overview of how your character will gradually come into view.

Here it is!...

A simple framework for drawing a dragon cartoon Adding the arms and legs for a dragon cartoon image Adding the wings and tail to the dragon cartoon Adding the hands and feet to the dragon cartoon

Simple circles and lines - that's all we're looking at here. As always though --- you can change the structure of your dragon to look however you like. Actually, you might want to add some more detail at this stage too. Horns maybe?

On to drawing the head...

Second Step - Draw the Head of Your Dragon Cartoon

Beginning with the eyes (as always!) - go ahead and sketch out the head of your character, similar to how I've done below. Add and subtract features to make the drawing all the more unique.

Here's how it takes shape...

Drawing the eyes of the dragon cartoon Drawing the mouth of the dragon cartoon Drawing the teeth and details of the dragon cartoon Adding the horns to the head of the dragon cartoon

Pretty neat so far! How does yours look?

Next, let's continue on - drawing the body of your dragon...

Third Step - Draw the Body, Step by Step

Alright. Moving from the head on down - go ahead and sketch in the body of your dragon. Use the steps below to help you progress.

Here's how it looks...

Drawing the belly and tail of the dragon cartoon Drawing the arm and back of the dragon cartoon Drawing the hands of the dragon cartoon Drawing the leg and tail of the dragon cartoon Drawing the feet of the dragon cartoon Drawing the right foot of the dragon Adding the wings to the dragon cartoon Adding spokes to the wings of the dragon cartoon Drawing the lines for the belly of the dragon cartoon Drawing the spikes of the dragon cartoon Black and white drawing of a dragon cartoon Dragon cartoon drawing

And in the end - a very cool (and cute!?) 'dragonish' character. Color yours like mine - or even better, get super creative and come up with a unique color palette and pattern of your own.

And there it is!