Learn to Draw a Dragon’s Head

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What we will be doing:

In this video we will be teaching children how to draw a close up version of a dragon’s head.
We will be working in pencil and sketching an outline, followed by using some water based paints to add colour and finally adding detail in pen.

What you will need:

  • Paper
  • Drawing pencil
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener ( or a sharp pencil!)
  • To colour:
    • Water based paints, or felt tips or colouring pencils
    • Pen

Possible background reading:

  • Dragon’s dinner – Susannah Corbett
  • Dragon Keeper – Carole Wilkinson


  • Pete’s Dragon
  • How to Train Your Dragon
  • Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

What else you could do after this painting:

  • Draw a list of your dragons favourite things to eat.
  • Create a border around the edge of your painting and fill it with patterns, use pen to add detail to your painting.