How To Draw A Cute Dragon

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Who doesn’t love a cute dragon? They are mighty, brave and cute.

Today, let’s see if we can draw one! We’ll take you through step by step. It’s easier than you think and something anyone can do. You can watch the video above or check out the steps below.

If you feel like being a bit more creative, try changing the colors to something that appeals to you. The great thing about drawing and coloring a dragon is that there is no right or wrong way.


A Few Tips Before You Start Drawing

  • Try changing the colors a bit to make the dragon appeal to you more!
  • The horns we drew are only one style. You can make them pointy or any other way you’d like.

Let’s Draw A Cute Dragon – Step By Step

How To Draw A Cute Dragon Step 1
Step 1: Start with the shape of the head. It’s almost like a fresh bread bun. Leave a little space at the top for the dragon scales on the head.
How To Draw A Cute Dragon Step 2
Step 2: Draw the dragon scales. We did a circle and 2 triangles here but you can change them around. The top scale should fill in the empty space at the top.
How To Draw A Cute Dragon Step 3
Step 3: Now we skip the rest of the face and move down to do the hands. You want to leave enough room to finish the body later.
How To Draw A Cute Dragon Step 4
Step 4: With the hands done, it’s time to work on the feet. Since the dragon is sitting, the feet are very tiny looking. Just 2 small circles. One on each side.
How To Draw A Cute Dragon Step 5
Step 5: It’s time to work on the dragon’s body next. You should be able to connect lines between the feet and hands.
How To Draw A Cute Dragon Step 6
Step 6: Next, let’s work on the dragon’s ears. These ones are similar to bunny ears. Do one on each side of the head.
How To Draw A Cute Dragon Step 7
Step 7: These are the horns we chose for the dragon. There are so many options for you to draw here. If you want pointy horns or curled horns, go ahead!
How To Draw A Cute Dragon Step 8
Step 8: Add a bit more detail to the dragon’s face with these scales that stick out.
How To Draw A Cute Dragon Step 9
Step 9: Next, work on the wings. This dragon has tiny wings simply because they tend to be cute. Big or small, it doesn’t matter. Do what you like here.
How To Draw A Cute Dragon Step 10
Step 10: All dragons have a tail and ours is no exception. Create a tail coming out of the side and add a few pokey scales to it.
How To Draw A Cute Dragon Step 11
Step 11: Next, we finish up with the eyes, mouth and blush. The eyes are like our other tutorials. Black with a small white dot on each.

Try to draw the mouth close to the center of the face and evenly spaced between the eyes. Finally color in the blush using whichever color you’d like.
How To Draw A Cute Dragon Step 12
Step 12: For coloring, you can add a few brighter circle/oval shapes that you color in. Otherwise just try out a few of your own color variations. See what you get! Great work : )

Want More?

We are constantly adding more tutorials on how to draw kawaii characters and objects. Great for beginners and more advanced artists. We also have printable step by step instruction guides that will help, even brand new artists, re-create and improve on our drawings!

How about coloring instead? We have printable cute coloring pages so you can practice color techniques or just to have fun. Head on over to our coloring page section of our website to search and download them all!

Just want to download a coloring page of this specific character? Click the print button below to print off this lesson’s coloring & tracing pages.

Printable Cute Dragon Page

Here’s where you can download the cute dragon coloring page & step by step instructions. You can use the coloring page to practice coloring the character and the step by step instructions are great if you are not near a computer or phone and want to try this lesson out!

Click the print icon to open print options for these pages. You can also click the image and save it directly to your device.

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Are you interested in coloring more?

Coloring characters such as this dragon can be A LOT of fun. Especially when they look so cute : )

If you had fun coloring this character, you may want to check out our kawaii coloring book which is available at Amazon. We also have some information on our site for more complex coloring for older kids and adults. You can check out our favorite adult coloring books and some of our top choices for color by number books for adults (which tend to be easier to start with).

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