How to Draw a Bearded Dragon

Looking to add a new reptilian friend to your home? Why not try your hand at drawing a bearded dragon! In this blog post, we’ll show you how to create a realistic and bearded dragon in just a few steps.

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Bearded dragons are a type of lizard that is native to Australia They are popular pets because they are relatively easy to care for and are relatively docile. This tutorial will show you how to draw a bearded dragon.

What You’ll Need

Bearded dragons are one of the most popular reptiles to keep as pets. They are relatively easy to care for, and they make eat reptilian companions. If you’re thinking about getting a bearded dragon of your own, you’ll need to know how to properly take care of it. This includes everything from feeding and watering to providing the right type of habitat. You’ll also need to know how to draw a bearded dragon!

Here’s what you’ll need to draw your own bearded dragon:

-A piece of paper
-A pencil or pen
-Some crayons, markers, or colored pencils (optional)

Follow the steps below to find out how to draw a bearded dragon. With a little practice, you’ll be drawing these creatures like a pro!

Step One: Sketching the Head

Start by sketching the shape of the head. The top of the head should be wider than the bottom. The snout should be short and blunt. Draw a line down the center of the head to help place the eyes later on.

Next, sketch in the neck. The bearded dragon’s neck is long and slender. Start at the base of the head and draw a curved line downwards. Then, add a few spikes along the back of the neck.

Now you can move on to Step Two: Sketching the Body!

Step Two: Sketching the Body

Now that you have a basic idea of what your dragon will look like, it’s time to start sketching out the body. Begin by drawing a long, curved line for the back. dragons are not symmetrical, so don’t worry if your line is a bit wobbly. Then, add two short lines extending from the back for the legs. At the end of each leg, draw a small oval for the foot.

For the tail, start at the end of the back and draw a long, curving line downwards. Again, it’s okay if your line is not perfectly straight. Then, add two small lines extending from the body for the arms. At the end of each arm, draw a small oval for the hand.

Step Three: Sketching the Legs

Now that you have the basic shape of your bearded dragon drawn out, you can start sketching in the legs. Bearded dragons have four legs, two on each side. The front legs are shorter than the back legs.

Start by drawing two oval shapes for the front legs. These should be about the same size and shape as the ovals you drew for the shoulders. Then, draw two slightly larger ovals for the back legs.

Next, sketch in some details to give each leg some dimension. Begin by drawing an oval shape on each leg for the knee. Then, add a curved line from the knee to the foot to complete each leg.

Step Four: Sketching the Tail

Now that you’ve got the basic shape of your dragon sketched out, it’s time to start working on the details. In this step, you’ll focus on the tail.

Bearded dragons have long, oval-shaped tails that taper to a point. To start, sketch a curved line that starts at the base of the spine and extends to the tip of the tail. Then, add a series of smaller curved lines alongside the first one to give the tail some dimension.

Next, use a small circle to sketch out each of the scales on the tail. Start at the base of the tail and work your way up. Remember to leave some space between each scale.

Once you have all of the scales in place, go back and add some darker lines to define them. You can also add a few lines inside each scale to give them some texture.

Erase any remaining pencil marks and you’re done!

Step Five: Adding the Details

Now that you have the basic shape of your bearded dragon, it’s time to add some details. Start by drawing a line down the center of the face to help you place the eyes. Then, add two small oval shapes for the pupils. Next, draw a curved line for each eyebrow, and add some scales around the eyes.

Next, add two small oval shapes for the nostrils, and draw a line from the nose to the corner of the mouth. Then, add some scales around the mouth. Finally, add some spikes along the back of the head and down the back.

Final Thoughts

Now that you know the basics of drawing a bearded dragon, you can experiment with different styles and techniques to create your own unique look. Remember to have fun and be creative!


To help you get started, below are some great resources for learning how to draw a bearded dragon.

-“Bearded Dragon Manual: Comprehensive Guide to Care, Diet, and Health” by Philip Gardner
-“Reptiles and Amphibians: Bearded Dragons” by Mark O’Shea

Online Videos:
-Tutorial on how to draw a bearded dragon step by step
-A time-lapse video of an artist drawing a bearded dragon

YouTube Channels:
-The Reptilian Zone
-Bearded Dragon Secrets


We would like to extend a very special thank you to Melissa Kaplan, who provided the vast majority of the information contained within this care sheet. Without people like her, who dedicate their time and energy to educating the public about these wonderful animals, we would be at a great loss.

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