How to Draw Dinosaurs

Learn how to draw Tyrannosaurus Rex and other dinosaurs.
Learn how to draw Tyrannosaurus Rex and other dinosaurs.
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­If you ­love dinos­aurs, you will love learning how to draw dinosaurs. With the step-by-step directions and illustrations in this article, you can draw dozens of these awesome prehistoric creatures.

Drawing can be fun, and it is not as hard as you may think. One of the secrets of drawing is that any object can be broken down into its smaller parts.


By following the step-by-step instructions in this article, you can use this secret to learn to draw many different kinds of dinosaurs. By copying these dinosaurs, you will learn basic drawing skills. You will be able to use those drawing skills to draw other dinosaurs and even other kinds of animals or objects.

Before you start drawing, there are some basic tools you need. Make sure you have a pencil, a pencil sharpener, an eraser, a felt-tip pen, and paper.

Throughout this article, the sketches start with larger basic shapes. Draw the full shape, even if all of it will not be seen in the final drawing. You can erase the part you don't need later. Each consecutive step adds more detail until you have the finished dinosaur drawing. The drawings for each new step are shown with red lines, while the lines from previous steps are shown in gray.­

After all the steps are drawn, use a felt-tip pen to go over the pencil lines. Ink only over the lines you need to keep in the final drawing. After giving the felt-tip ink some time to dry so it won't smear, use an eraser to erase the extra pencil lines. And there's your completed drawing!

Whether you like dinosaurs that are big and scary, or dinosaurs that can fly -- with our step-by-step instructions, you'll be drawing these dinosaurs in no time:

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