Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Styracosaurus 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 on the left side of the paper as a guide for the Styracosaurus' head. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're having a hard time drawing the circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a lid or any other object with a circular edge.
Step 2: Under the head, draw a curved line as a guide for the muzzle. The shape of the muzzle should be similar to the letter U. Pay attention to its size in relation to the dinosaur's head.
Step 3: Make a mark high above the head to determine the height of the Styracosaurus' frill. Add another small mark on the right side of the head too. Now draw a sloping line on the left side of the head for the front part of the frill. To finish the guide for the frill, draw a line that curves around the top part of the head and ends at the mark on the right side.
Step 4: At the top of the frill, draw four lines as guides for the frill spikes. The lines should start near the middle and curve outward. The spikes on the sides will be shorter, so make those guides smaller. Close to where the head meets the muzzle, on the left side, draw another curved line as a guide for the Styracosaurus' nose horn.
Step 5: To the right of the head, draw a big circle as a guide for the front part of the body. Draw this circle like the head: make some marks, then connect the marks using curved lines. Notice the size of this circle in relation to the dinosaur's head.