Dinosaurs are a popular drawing subject for kids and adults. Although the dinosaurs became extinct millions of years ago, they continue to capture the imagination of new generations of kids. Dinosaurs actually belong to a diverse family of animals, and different dinosaurs should be drawn differently. Some dinosaurs looks like large lizards while others bear more resemblance to birds; the Ceratosaurus has little horns and the Euoplocephalus body was covered with bony armor.
To learn how to draw dinosaurs, let’s start with describing the different types of dinosaurs:
How to Draw Tyrannosaurus Rex
Tyrannosaurus Rex, also known as T. Rex, is probably the most famous dinosaur these days. Its name is a combination of the Latin words for tyrant and lizard. The Tyrannosaurus was a large, lizard looking dinosaur, about 12.3 m tall and weighed about 6.5 tons. Tyrannosaurus rex is commonly displayed standing on its back limbs with its body almost parallel to the ground, similar to a kangaroo. T. Rex had relatively tiny hands and a long tail extending behind its body.
Triceratops name means three-horned face in Greek, which already gives you a clue on how to draw the dinosaur’s face. A Triceratops stand on four legs and it looks similar to the rhinos. Another famous characteristic of the triceratops is their frill neck used for protection.
Dimetrodon is not a dinosaur, but as belongs to the prehistoric creatures, it is still interesting to learn how to draw it. Dimetrodon is mostly known for carrying a large sail on its back. The Dimetrodon posture is similar to a lizard’s crawling, and it has a very long tail.
Diplodocus is a type of family of dinosaurs, typically characterized by their very long neck, and long and thin tails. The Diplodocus was about 27 meters long, it stands on its four limbs horizontally, and its forelimbs are shorter than the rare ones.