Please PAUSE the "How to Draw an Allosaurus Dinosaur" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle near the middle of the page as a guide for the first part of the allosaurus' body. First draw four small marks to indicate the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But the circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. If you're struggling drawing the circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a lid or any other object with a circular edge.
Step 2: Draw another circle on the left the same way. Start by making four small marks. Then connect the marks using curved lines. This circle should be a bit bigger than the first one. Don't place the circles too far apart, otherwise your allosaurus will be too long.
Step 3: Draw yet another circle on the right side as a guide for the first part of the dinosaur's head. This circle should be about half the size of the first one. Their edges should also touch.
Step 4: Draw the guide for the top part of the allosaurus' mouth by first drawing a long sloping line to the right of the small circle. Now add a long line above it that curves downward where both lines meet.
Step 5: Draw a similar shape at the bottom as the guide for the allosaurus' lower jaw. The basic shape consists of two sloping lines. This shape should also be thinner than the one above it.