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Chinese Dragon Drawing

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Revered in Chinese culture, the Chinese Dragon is a symbol of power, wisdom, and luck. The Chinese dragon has the body of a snake, antlers of a deer, talons of an eagle, and the scales of a carp (a type of fish). They have no wings, but they are believed to be able to fly in the sky!

This lesson has good chinese dragon drawings for kids to follow step by step. But you don't have to a kid to love drawiing Dragons!

Notes: Draw lightly and with loose wrist strokes when you start. You can refine the outlines as you go and will be erasing some other lines later. Don’t make hard pencil marks onto the paper until the very end! Check out for drawing supplies online.

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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 1:
Draw a long, serpentine gesture line. This is the start of the dragon’s body.
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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 2:
At the top of the long line, draw a circle and attach a three-dimensional box shape to the circle. These shapes are for the Dragon’s head and snout.
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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 3:
From the main gesture line, draw four smaller gesture lines for the legs. Include small circles in the middle of each to indicate where the elbow joints go, and outspread claws on each end.

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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 4:
Now it is time to draw details on the head! Draw the eyes and spiky eyebrows on your Chinese dragon drawing where the box shape and circle meet. Starting at the top eye, use the box shape as a guideline and draw a line alongside it to create the snout, grinning mouth, chin, and jaw.

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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 5:
Next draw the antlers right behind the eyebrows. Draw the nose, then the nose bridge between the nose and eyes.
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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 6:
Now draw some fuzzy hair on your Dragon's face! Draw some jagged lines around the circle (this is the jaw), the chin, and around the bottom of the nose where the Dragon's mouth is.
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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 7:
Draw in the teeth and put in two long whiskers; one on each side of the nose!
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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 8:
Erase any unnecessary lines, including the lines that make up your underlying circle and box shape. Your Dragon’s head is now complete!
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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 9:
Time to fill in the Dragon’s body! Draw an outline around the gesture line you drew earlier. It should look like a snake!
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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 10:
Next, draw outlines around each of the legs. The legs should be widest where they are attached to the body, and narrowest where they attach to the claws.
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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 11:
Erase all the gesture lines.

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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 12:
Now you are going to draw a new line over the body, except this one is going to be used for the Dragon’s belly! See how it twists around!
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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 13:
Draw the Dragon’s scales! These are just two examples of how the scales should look. You can create your own scales or leave the belly blank, too.
Up for a challenge? Draw scales over the rest of the Dragon’s body!
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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 14:
Here is a simlified version of dragon scales
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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 15:
Draw the Dragon’s furry mane on the back of its neck, all four elbows, and the tip of the tail.
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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 16:
Last step! With an ink pen or very dark pencil, draw over your final outlines and erase the light pencil lines. Congratulations on drawing your very own Chinese Dragon!
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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 17:
Color your Dragon with Bright Colors - This is a Pink Dragon
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How to Draw a Chinese Dragon: Drawing 18:
Or draw a green dragon with yellow scales

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Congratulations you have finished this lesson,
"Chinese Dragon Drawing!"

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