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How To Draw Toothless From How To Train Your Dragon 1 and 2
By Vicky Preik – as part of her Bronze Arts Award.
Start of with an oval and then draw a rounded triangle for the head just above the right hand side of the oval (your right) and draw a cross on it so then later on you can place Toothless’ facial features and connect these two together
Next start to draw two thin ovals on top of your rounded triangle, these will be Toothless’ ears. From where the next connects to the oval start to draw a rounded bent oval/ arch to make wings.
Just under the wing shape that you have drawn draw an oval at a diagonal and place a smaller one to the side of it, these will form Toothless’ back leg and foot. Do the same at the front but the other oval draw it length ways and slightly over lap them to form an elbow. Behind the back ovals start to draw the tail of Toothless, bring it round to the front so then later on you can show his make shift tail that Hiccup and made for him.
With a darker pencil start to draw Toothless’ head making sure to show his side-whiskers and on top of his head and place a small marker for where his nose should be.
Now with the cross that you made earlier when drawing his face, draw two ovals at a diagonal facing inwards but going outwards and then colour in a circle to form pupils as the ovals come together at the centre of the cross. Next will in the next underneath the face. Make sure you put a tear drop shape on the side of his next, this will later form part of his wing.
So far you Toothless is starting to take great shape. Now to start on the wings bring them around the top but every so often dip in slightly to form the folded wings and draw a line inwards coming to rest just before the bottom of the wing, this makes it look like the wing is folded against Toothless’ body.
Next step is his forearms, firstly with the oval this is length ways round it out more and the part that isn’t over lapped draw some claws on the end to form his front leg, next to that draw a smaller oval and do the same this will form his other leg. Next you need to draw the upper arm making it bend slightly as he’s kind of laying on it (a sort of wavy line, see above)
Next is to draw in his back leg, you need to really just draw the oval darker but leaving an opening at the top but closer to the side, just under the wings that you have already drawn and for the foot just draw around the oval but make sure you attach it to the leg. Next step is to draw his tail the fun part if you ask me. Bring the tail right round so then it’s almost next to his front legs but no touching it, stop and then go back and draw some bumps down it to form a sort of raised effect, this will make perfect ridges down his tail and will give it a life-like look.
Sorry no picture but it’s time to draw Toothless’ tail tip, the one that Hiccup broke off in DTTYD 1, it’s basically a holly leaf cross between a fan shape. From the tip of the tail star to draw a curved line and (think of a bat shape for wings) repeat it down at least four curves and repeat on the other side.
Fine line around the darker lines that you have drawn and rub out the faded pencil lines and then it’s time to
COLOUR IN TOOTHLESS
Green eyes and a the top part of the fan cross holly leaf in red and the rest in black and then you will have your completed Toothless dragon.