Art for Kids: Learn How to Draw a Mystical Dragon! | Em Winn | Skillshare

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Art for Kids: Learn How to Draw a Mystical Dragon!

teacher avatar Em Winn, Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist

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2 Lessons (11m)
    • 1. Introduction to This Drawing Project

    • 2. How to Draw a Mystical Dragon

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About This Class

Are you looking for beginning drawing lesson for your child?

Would you like an experienced teacher guiding your child through the drawing process?

This Mystical Dragon drawing lesson may be just what you are looking for! Designed with beginners in mind, this drawing lesson is perfect for ages 7+. The teaching process used is a kid-tested, step-by-step method that will both inspire and delight your child into drawing action! The process involves organizing shapes and lines together until a recognizable outcome is achieved.

As your child works his/her way through the lesson, he/she will discover that they may then apply the knowledge they gain through this lesson to create unique masterpieces of their own. This Mystical Dragon drawing lesson is designed to give young children the tools they need to begin their artistic journey into self-expression, reflection, and creative thinking.

Let's start drawing this Mystical Dragon!

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Em Winn

Teacher, Art Instructor, Artist


Hi. My name is Em Winn and teaching art to children is what I love to do! I pride myself on creating dynamic, meaningful, and engaging art lessons that are taught in a relaxing and joyful way. I have over 20 years teaching experience in the elementary classroom and in the art studio, and I feel that I have a good grasp on how to create a learning environment that makes children feel happy, motivated, confident, and successful. Let the creative fun begin!

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1. Introduction to This Drawing Project: 2. How to Draw a Mystical Dragon: Hey, friends, how are you? I hope you're having a great day today. Today we will be creating a dragon. So let's get started. The first thing that you'll want to do is make a line. You'll want to make a slightly diagonal line. It's not going to be super short, but it's not going to be super long. So probably about 3.5 inches long. That would probably that be about five centimeters long. At the end of the front end of this line, we're going to make a curve and then we're going to come up like this. All right, so we make our line, we curve around and we come up with a diagonal line. Now what we're going to do is we're going to come back down here to right below the line in . You're going to make a semi circle. That's half a circle really big. That is going to be our dragons. I Let's put a pupil right in the middle. If you'd like to make just a slit for the pupil, you can do that as well. We're now going to move to the front of our dragon space and we're going to make his nose in his mouth. So coming out from this area right here, we're going to make a curve line coming down. It almost looks like an eagle, a type of a bird, right? And then really big. We're going to come back with a curved line and then we're going to come back down like this with another curve line. Now we're going to come up this way and we're going to connect it to this line with a squiggly line. Let me show you what I mean. So we come up with a curved line like this, and then what we're going to do is we're going to have some lines that look like this. Some of them are long and some of them are short. And that's a good thing. Now what we're going to do is we're going to create the teeth and said detail on our dragons face to make it look a little bit more like a dragon. So let's make his nostril. That would be an oval with a circle inside. And then let's make some smoke coming out of our dragons nostril. The way that I like to make smoke. It's just a curve line coming up with a curl at the end. Now let's make some teeth some ferocious teeth. So those were just a Siris of these. And do you see how they get smaller as they go into this middle of the dragon's mouth and then on the bottom? We also need some more teeth. That's just a Siri's of these. Now let's put a little bit of detail here, going to put some dots underneath our I. And then I'd also like to put some dots here. These dots represent shadow, so we're going to take our time to go slowly and carefully. So we do our best work right here. We're going to put a battle scar. The way that I make a battle scar is like this. Three or four lines coming down, and then three or four lines going across coming out from the back of our dragon's head. Let's make some feathers and feathers look very similar to the smoke, so you come out and then you don't have to come out of each area like this unless you want to just do what you feel is right for your dragon all right. The next step is we're going to come down to our dragon's body and her head is pretty large on her dragon, and her dragons body is a little bit smaller. So what you're going to do is you're going to make ah, curve line coming up and it's going to reach the tail. Watch what I mean. So I comma and I reached the tail. This is going to be my tail at the very top. Yeah, I'm going to come back down and I'm going to make the lower part of his body go up. And then I'm going to come up to a tip for his tail before we put a little bit of detail inside of his body. Let's go ahead and let's make some feet for our dragon. So the way that I make legs and feet is I want to make sure that at least two feet are touching the bottom part of my paper. So I make two lines and then two more lines going at a little bit of I diagonal, and then I make a really big toes, and then I put these really sharp nails at the bottom of the toes. So that's one of my feet that's touching the bottom. And then I'll put another one here. So put a line and another line and then some toes. And don't forget the toenails. Let's put a little bit of detail in here. And then for other two feet, you could put them wherever you'd like. Some people like to put them out on this side. Some people like to put him here. It just depends on where you have a room. So with the dragon, he kind of rivers around, which means he moves his body sometimes in strange ways. So you could make your feet and legs anyway that you'd like. So I think what I'm going to do is make well and go off like this, and I'm going to make his nails and I'm going to put some detail in there and then his last leg and foot. Maybe I'll put right here going up this way. So Spike, ease with some nails and then I'll add a little bit of detail. All right. At the end of my tail, I'm going to put some more spikes. I hope you can see this on the video. These looks similar to the feet to the toes. And then I'm going to come back down here and I'm going to focus on putting a little bit of detail in his body. So the first thing I'm going to do isn't going to add some spikes onto the back of his body like this. And as you notice, I'm getting smaller and smaller with my spikes as I get closer and closer to the end of the tail. So I start out pretty large and then I get smaller and smaller and notice I just went right through my feathers. It's almost like my feathers. You're covering the body now. I'm going to take another line right here, and I'm going to go ride along that bottom line close as closely as I can without touching it just like that. Now you can put some sort of dots or you can put some designs in here in the pot, in part if you like, then I'm going to go ahead and I'm going to make some stripes all the way down the body of my dragon. This takes a while because I like to go slowly and carefully to do my best work. So what I'm going to do is speed this video up and you can watch me or you can get started on your dragon. It's up to you. I'll see you in a minute already. Friends, I back. I'm finished with e stripes down my dragon's body and I think I do want to add a little bit more detail here. I'm going to add some dots along this area right here. So I'm going to speed up the video again and I'll be right back already. Friends, I'm back and I'm really happy with the way that my dragon turned out. Keep in mind your dragon will look different. Even though you have the same instructions that I had going into this project, your dragon will look different and actually that's a really good thing. It would be boring if everybody's artwork look exactly the same. So we want to celebrate the fact that yours looks different from mine. So I hope that you enjoyed this project and I'll see you next time