Draw Chinese Dragon 6

Step 6: Draw a couple of curved lines that come to a point on the right side as a guide for the Chinese dragon's tail. The first line should be similar to the letter U but curved slightly to the right at the end. Because Chinese dragons are mythical, feel free to make any changes to your drawing along the way, like making the tail longer. The second line should start under the circle. It should be wider and should meet the first line at the top and come to a point. The final shape of the torso should be long, slender and wavy like a snake.

 

Draw Chinese Dragon 7

Step 7: Draw a series of lines under the body as guides for the Chinese dragon's legs. The first line should start on the right side of the body circle. The second line should start on the left side of the body circle. The lines should split at the end as guides for the feet. The guide line for the first hind leg should be placed on the curving part of the torso at the bottom. Chinese dragons are usually depicted with short legs, so don't draw these guides too long. The guide line for the other hind leg should be placed on the left side of the curved section of the torso.

 

Draw Chinese Dragon Initial Sketch

That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.

 

Draw Chinese Dragon 8

Step 8: Draw the eyebrows above the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical construction line. First draw two curved lines as the base of the eyebrows. Leave a gap between these lines and the horizontal construction line for the eyes. Above each curved line, draw a series of spikes to make the Chinese dragon's eyebrows bushy. Don't add too many of these spikes. About four will do. Draw them on the eyebrow on the left as well. The spikes on the eyebrow on the left should be thinner because of the perspective.

 

Draw Chinese Dragon 9

Step 9: Draw two curved lines similar to half-circles under the eyebrows for the eyes. The eye on the left should be a bit smaller than the one on the right because of the perspective. Inside each eye, at the top, close to the eyebrows, draw a tiny circle for the pupils. Draw a small line under each eye for extra detail.

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