About this cartoon...
Big, round and burns villages to the ground – meet my cartoon dragon! With red steely scales, flaming breath, and deliberately tiny wings, this dragon character is sure to terrify a medieval villager or two!
Drawing a dragon cartoon
As with most of my cartoon character designs, this dragon began life as a simple line. I ran an ‘S-shaped line that would start at the nose and end at the tail.
The character is then built up with a series of large oval shapes to form the body and legs. I added a zig-zag kink in the tail for extra character. Wings, head and arms are added last.
Once the pencils are complete, I begin on the digital outlines. Here I added horns, spines and other details. Finally, a nice base red colour was applied with a contrasting cream tone for the belly.
Be sure to take a look at some of my other cartoon monsters hiding out in the portfolio!
Is it possible to appreciate a dragon?
Appreciate a Dragon Day is celebrated annually on 16th January. The day was created to encourage people worldwide to appreciate the significance and history of these fantastic mythical beasties!