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Dragon Head Tutorial by Ragnarokdragon Dragon Head Tutorial by Ragnarokdragon
Due to high demand, I decided to create a tutorial on how to draw a dragon's head in 3/4 view.
I know I'm not the best artist out there, but I hope this tutorial will help you in drawing dragons better.
Plus, this gives you a chance to see how I usually draw Nidhogg. Hope you like it! Enjoy!

Remember you can draw a dragon's head in many different ways! Only use this tutorial to help you learn how to draw the basic structure and shape of a dragon head! The rest is up to you! Let your creativity and imagination take over from there!

This tutorial by (c) Nidhogg (Ragnarokdragon/ M. A. Guerra)
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MrEloda27 Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
I think you should show all the shapes that you draw during the construction of the base of the drawing in 3D.
DarknessArising Featured By Owner Jul 1, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much for making this tutorial. I'm not good at drawing this kind of stuff, but after a few practices, I've got it down! I've made a drawing of my own dragon, and now, the rest of him looks lame! If you could do a body tutorial (I know that's asking a lot) for a humanoid dragon, that would be greatly appriceated. Thanks!
Taphen Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this will help me a lot, thanks!
tolkienandtea Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
This was great, the anatomy was really helpful! :D (Big Grin) 
DarkSideBumblebee15 Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2014
Exactly what I was looking for, thx.:happybounce: 
SunKissedDancer Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this helps so much! using it the now :) x
Allana-san Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you. :+Fav:
xXAngellessXx Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thx for the tutorial :iconawesomeplz: it has been very helpful :iconlazypoolplz:
Chlorophylltheleaf Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2012  Student Digital Artist
Ouh....thanks for the tutorials!TTwTT
It's really helpful.:)
ApricotThing Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Student General Artist
Thank you soo much!!!! :D
CodaBear48 Featured By Owner Jul 22, 2012  Student Artist
o.0... XDXDXD Awesome
Forestdragon Featured By Owner May 26, 2012
Nice, very good tutorial
JokerrLaughs Featured By Owner May 24, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Oooh, mad skills ^^
Great tutorial
Twin-Arc Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2012  Hobbyist
....My dragons have never looked better! :dummy:
Thx a lot for this!!
Time-Raining Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012
Thank you!! This really helped me with my art project :3
Carlet0099 Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2012
Very very useful thank you
moose-on-a-jew Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2011  Student Traditional Artist
[link] thanks for the tutorial!
MiracleMili Featured By Owner Dec 25, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
My 11 year old sister is set on drawing dragons so I searched for some bases/tutorial/references/etc for her to copy and I found this. But then I was bored and decided to draw with her and followed this since I have never drawn a dragon before xD
It came out great, Im surprised xD I havent finished inking though. And your shading helped me know how to ink it.
I wont upload it since I drew the same exact thing haha But it you wanna see it :shrug: Whatever. Maybe Ill put it in my scraps.
ANYWAYS. I like the first few steps with the jaws and stuff. I look forward to drawing more dragons :dummy:
-long comment is long-
schoes-manga Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
what she/he say
under me
Fishinabarrrel Featured By Owner Nov 23, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
very helpful
Soul-Drive Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2010  Student General Artist
Can you help me drawing dragon's head from the front?
Reapq Featured By Owner May 12, 2010  Student Digital Artist
Ow! It helped me so much ^^ Thanks!
Sobeitbaby Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
It helped me greatly from start to finish and that's what counts right? I thank you very much for taking the time to do this for us all.
stickyman45 Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2009
Amazing! But you could add some whiskers and a beard. Oh well, it's your tutorial. Guess u don't have to.

EarthDragon1996 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009
Thank you SO much for this tutorial! It was so detailed and helpful, my dragon came out beautiful! I'll post it on here, soon! (If its okay with you).
Goodnameswerechosen Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009
Thank you thank you thank you! This was EXACTLY what I was looking for! *hugs*
Kuri-sanMika-chan Featured By Owner Jul 15, 2009
Your tutorial really helped me draw a momma dragon head! Thanx a bunch! Maybe when shes painted I'll have something good enough to post on here!
BitterSweetFox Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2009
Ah! Thank you very much for this! Looking at it while drawing really helped me. I'm not one for anatomy, so this was wonderful!
FlareOfAmethyst Featured By Owner May 29, 2009  Student General Artist
Wow, awesome tutorial! This will definitely help. :D
dragnahawk Featured By Owner May 25, 2009
well i wanted to save and print this to try but you have it as a "blank"
BlackMageDark Featured By Owner May 6, 2009  Professional General Artist
Ooh thanks for the tutorial! I used to draw dragons a lot when I was younger but now I'm losing my touch again ;;. Their heads are the toughest for me now, but your tutorial makes it really easy ^_^!
June85 Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2009
I used your tutorial for one of my drawings[link] it was very helpful. Thank you very much!!!!
Bluescales Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really great tutorial, thanks!
Amarie77 Featured By Owner Dec 1, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you, thank you! this was very, very useful =)
Dragon-Rage2 Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Nice dragon head tutorial >^.=.^<
marvolus717 Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2008
Very helpfull thanks
MegaTrickster Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2007   Digital Artist
OMG! I loove dragons so much but it's always a pain to draw them realistically. I love this tut <3
SRLucas Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2007   Writer
you absolutely rule!
sweetpepper Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2007
VectorDragon Featured By Owner May 21, 2006
Good tutorial!
Cevoi Featured By Owner May 11, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
great tut ^^
Demonotica Featured By Owner May 6, 2006
Lovely tutorial!
Crimnor Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2005  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Just what I needed. Awesome tutorial :)
Ragnarokdragon Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2005
Thank you. ^^
thunderstrike23 Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2005  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is awsome! Although when I try to print it it's I'm doing something wrong :XD:
Great job!
WolfySpice Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2005  Hobbyist Artist
Aha, awesome! I've been looking for a tutorial like this! :)
PepperDust Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005
Very nice tutorial, that's a good dragon as well. ^_^
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005
Hey, cool! Almost the same way, I (!!) do my Reptile! Thankies for the work - now, I don't have to make one, hahahahahahhahahahahahahahh! :D
Well, poeple ask me about a "Scales Tutorial" - maybe, I'll do this! ;)
You did good!!! Very nice.
See ya
Ragnarokdragon Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2005
lol, did the work for you, huh? :rofl: Haha, glad to help, in an odd sort of way. :shrug:
ReptileCynrik Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2005
Well, yes... your idea of this was TOO good NOT to "steal"!!!!! :D
My tutorial about scales will look almost the same. ^.^
Hope, this is okay... :hug:
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