How to Draw a Traditional Chinese Dragon

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STEP 1. Okay step one always involves drawing out the guidelines and circle shapes needed to sketch out the tutorial image that I help you learn to draw. First draw one round shape for the Chinese dragon head, then draw a total five small circles for the hands, arms, legs, and feet. After that you can go ahead and draw out the ear shapes that are regular triangles, and the shapes inside of the face. After you have your image looking just like the one above, you can move down to the next step. Don't forget to draw out the shape of the Chinese dragons outer head hair and the horns that resemble twigs.   STEP 2. Now in this step what you will be doing is drawing out the outer structure of the snake like body. next draw out the facial features as well like the eye brows and eyes, along with the shape of the snout and nose and lining for the open mouth. Thicken the horns and sketch out the arms and claws on top, and the legs and feet with the claws on the bottom. When your sketch looks like the one above you can then move to the next step.   STEP 3. Here is where your drawing will get more intense and detailed. What you need to do first is sketch out the definition and details on the Chinese dragons face. He has wide open eyes that are regular circles. Sketch in the hair around the face. Next detail the tail and body with some simple lines scattered through out the body, and draw in the whiskers that these dragons have. Detail the claws on both the hands and feet and add the hair lining that they have on the back of their legs and arms.   STEP 4. n=All you will be doing here is drawing and sketching out the detail in the Chinese dragons mane that goes all over the head and along the entire snake like body. This is a very easy process to do just use your pencil like a paint brush and lightly stroke back and forth as if you where sketching out hair. Do this until your sketch resembles the one above. After you complete that erase all the sketch lines, guidelines, and circle shapes.   STEP 5. This is what your finished sketch should look like when you are completely done. Now I colored my traditional Chinese dragon yellow with orange hues but you can color it anything you want I always say. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial on how to draw a traditional Chinese dragon. I will see you next time Y'all.   Step 1. Step 2. Step 3. Step 4. Step 5.