Chinese Dragon Drawing


Archaeologists have found a Chinese Dragon Drawing on clay earthenware and on Jade that dates back to the stone age. The drawings were drawn with human faces and reptile legs on snake like bodies. Because the snake was worshiped as a God at this time, these drawings were thought to be taken from the snake images. The image of the Chinese Goddess Nuwa is an example of one of these Drawings.

How to do a Chinese Dragon Drawing

A Dragon Drawing can be simple or as complex as you would like. Since the Asian Dragon is by far the most well known of dragon art.  The major difference between Japanese and Chinese dragons is how their feet are drawn.  The Chinese dragon has four toes, while the Japanese have only three toes.  We will include samples of Chinese dragon Art.(See Pictures).

We will include a site that can teach you how to draw this Chinese Dragon pictured on the right. Link to "How to draw a Chinese Dragon"

Chinese Dragon Drawing

Here is You Tube video that takes you through many steps to get a final drawing of a Japanese dragon (3 Toes).

Some of the most important things to remember When doing a drawing of an Ancient Chinese Dragon:

  1. The dragon symbol is one of good fortune and a sign of intense power.
  2. It is the main character in Chinese Legends and Chinese Folklore.
  3. It is a very important subject for Chinese Dragon Art.
  4. The Chinese Dragon is one of the signs of the Chinese Zodiac. It is a Chinese symbol of good fortune and the Chinese Zodiac sign of intense power.
  5. The Chinese Dragon is the fifth cycle of the Chinese Calendar and is called "The Year Of The Dragon".
  6. The Chinese New Year Dragon is an integral part of any Chinese New Year Celebration.

The following are examples of some complex dragon drawings.

Chinese Black Dragon

To the left is a very complex drawing of a Japanese dragon.(Three Toes)  Below is a complex drawing of a Chinese dragon. (Four Toes)

Dragonchinese Red Dragon

If you do decide to draw one of these magnificent fantasy creatures,  remember that, for thousands of years, people have been doing these just for their own enjoyment.