Today is Appreciate a Dragon Day!
In honor of this “fire-breathing” occasion, our friends over at Art Projects for Kids has let us use this awesome tutorial.
Learn how to draw your very own dragon with this step-by-step guide.
Check it out!
Once you have your dragon finished, take a picture and send it to us. It could be featured on Show Us Your Stuff Saturday!
Want to learn how to draw more fun dragons and dinos? Check out this amazing how-to book.
Did You Know These Dragon Facts?
- The word “dragon” comes from the Greek word “draconta,” which means “to watch.” The Greeks saw dragons as beasts that guarded valuable items. In fact, many cultures depict dragons as hoarding treasure.
- Before modern science, when giant bones were uncovered around the world, people assumed they were dragons (they were actually dinosaur bones).
- Most dragons are described as having scaly skin, talons, and slanted eyes, and long snouts.
- Some dragons are said to have magical powers, while others do not.
- The Komodo dragon is a type of monitor lizard, which is aggressive and deadly. They can be 10 feet long and use toxic bacteria in their mouths to wound their prey.
What do you think about dragons? Leave us a comment with your thoughts and ideas!