Dragons show up in many mythologies, legends and popular stories. They are usually depicted as fearsome, terrifying monsters, but they can also be quite cute in some depictions!
They can be especially cute when you’re dealing with a baby dragon, and that’s what we will be dealing with now.
Learning how to draw a baby dragon can be a great way to create your own depiction of a cute dragon!
If this sounds like something you would like to learn, then be sure to read all the way to the end. By the end of this tutorial, you will not only be able to draw a cute dragon but also add your own details and variations.
Our step-by-step guide on how to draw a baby dragon will show you how to create a dragon that is anything but scary!
Prepare For This Baby Dragon Drawing To Make It Easier
You may be eager to jump right into this guide on how to draw a baby dragon, but we would recommend slowing down and preparing for the guide.
There are a few things you can do to make this surprisingly tricky drawing a bit easier. First, make sure you have everything you need to draw the picture.
Nothing ruins the flow of a drawing like being in the zone and realizing that you don’t have the pen you need nearby. It’s good to have a selection of different pencils and pens.
This variety will allow you to create a variety of different line sizes. Even if you intend to draw the final picture with your pen, having pencils is a good idea, as you will be able to plan the drawing.
You may be planning to dive into the guide and take it as it comes, but it’s actually better to read through the entire guide before you start. That way, you will be ready for the later parts of the guide and won’t be caught off guard.
Once you have all of this done, we would recommend breaking down the final drawing into basic shapes which you then can draw with a light pencil.
It will probably consist mainly of some rounded shapes, and these serve as a guide to the size and proportion of the baby character. Then, you will have something to work with as you add the different details in the guide.
If you do all of these tips, then you will have no problem creating this adorable drawing! When you’re ready to begin, we will start with step 1 of the guide and see how it’s done.
How to Draw A Baby Dragon – Let’s Get Started!
We will get this guide on how to draw a baby dragon started by drawing the face for this cutie. To start this, we will first draw some big, adorable eyes for this dragon.
Start by drawing a circular shape for the eye on the right. Then, to draw the pupil for the eye we will add an oval shape with some lines around it.
The second eye will be much thinner due to the perspective, but it will follow a similar structure.
Then you can draw a snout for the dragon using some curved lines and also draw some over the eyes for some expression.
Finally, add a rounded top of the head with some curved spikes as they appear in our reference image.
Step 2 – Now, draw the bottom of the head and the back for the dragon
Continuing with this baby dragon drawing, we will finish off the outline for the head while starting the back as well.
First, use some more curved lines for the bottom of the snout and then add two dots for the nostrils. Then we can move on to the back.
This can be started by drawing some small wings onto the back, and then we shall add some small spikes between them.
Use some more curved lines for the back and belly, and then we can move on to step 3.
Step 3 – Next, draw some more spikes for the back of the dragon
This third step of our guide on how to draw a baby dragon will see you continuing with the back and tail for the dragon.
We will be keeping it pretty simple in this step! First, draw a curved line on the right-hand side for the thigh of the baby dragon.
Then we will simply be drawing some more spikes along the back of the dragon, but for now we won’t draw any outlines for this area.
Try your best to position these spikes as they appear in our reference image!
Step 4 – Finish off the outline for the back and tail
You have the spikes for the back and tail of the baby dragon drawing done, and now we can finish off the outline around them.
Use some curved lines to draw the outline of the tail around the row of spikes that make up the tail. The tail will also have a shape similar to a curved arrowhead at the end of it.
Finally, finish off with some more curved lines to create the other hip for the baby dragon. Then you will be ready for some final details in the next step!
Step 5 – Add the final touches for your baby dragon drawing
This fifth step of our guide on how to draw a baby dragon will see you adding some simple yet effective details to finish it off.
These details will mainly comprise of some scales to make this cute dragon look a bit more reptilian.
You can draw these scales using some small circles as well as small, curved lines close to one another throughout the body of the dragon, as shown in our reference image.
Once these are drawn, you could then add some details of your own! Perhaps you could draw a background to show where this dragon is hanging out.
You could also draw some simple details such as smoke coming out of its nostrils to remind us that this is a fire-breathing dragon!
What extra details and elements can you think of to add?
Step 6 – Finish off your baby dragon drawing with some color
When it came to coloring our example image for this baby dragon drawing, we kept things a bit more muted by going with a grey color scheme for it.
To balance this off, we used a nice bright red for the pupils of the eyes. This is one color approach that you could go for, but you have a lot of freedom with how you could color it in!
Some people like to depict dragons as brightly colored, while others like to also keep the colors more muted to make them look like real reptiles.
Which approach do you think you will go for? Be sure to also have some fun with the art mediums and tools that you use to complete the image, as you can really get some unique colors by experimenting!
Here’s how you can make your baby dragon drawing even better…
Make your baby dragon sketch look even better with these tips to try out!
This drawing of a baby dragon that we created was colored with a light grey. It looks great like this, but you could use any colors you like to color in your own baby dragon!
Dragons are often colored with colors such as red, green and gold, so these would be great colors to start with. You don’t have to stick to just one color, though, as you could use multiple colors you love.
Once you have chosen which colors you would like to use for the dragon, you could then use some fun art tools and crafts to make it look even more magical.
For instance, you could use some glitter to make the baby dragon look a bit more sparkly and magical. Stickers and even beads could also be used to add some texture and variety to the colors.
If you have some cool arts and crafts, then you should be sure to try them out!
Once your baby dragon drawing looks as you want it, you could add some friends for it to hang out with. One fun idea would be to add baby versions of other famous fictional creatures.
For examples, you could have a baby unicorn or maybe a baby griffin. These are just a few ideas, but you could take inspiration from any of your favorite stories or fairy tales.
Adding an adult mother dragon would also be an adorable touch to the picture!
Have you ever wondered what it would be like to own your own dragon? You can show what that would look like by adding a cartoon version of yourself hanging out with your baby dragon sketch!
The drawing wouldn’t have to be detailed if you’re not used to drawing humans, and you could use a very simple style to make it easier.
If you don’t want to use yourself, you could add someone else you know.
Or, you could add another human character, such as a knight!
Your Baby Dragon Drawing is Complete!
You have completed this entire guide on how to draw a baby dragon, and you have an adorable picture to show for it!
We hope that this guide was fun and insightful for you to work through. It was a lot of fun creating this guide for you, and hopefully it was equally fun to work on it!
Now that it is complete, it’s your turn to show off how creative you can be! We gave a few ideas for some elements that you could add to the image, but there is a world of possibilities open to you.
We can’t wait to see what you bring to this cute picture!
When you have finished off this drawing, you can find more drawing guides on our website. We have a huge collection with more on the way, so we hope to see you there frequently!
Please also be sure to share your finished baby dragon drawing on our Facebook and Pinterest pages for us to see!