In this lesson I will tell you how to draw a brachiosaurus. This is an unusual type of dinosaur with very interesting proportions. Today we will look at this in more detail.
Table of Contents
- Basic information
- Steps on how to draw a brachiosaurus
- Additional content
- Alternative drawing techniques
Basic Information on How to Draw a Brachiosaurus
As I already said, drawing a brachiosaurus is a very unusual and interesting task. It was a large and very slow herbivorous dinosaur that fed on the foliage of high-altitude trees. All this is reflected in the unusual appearance of the brachiosaurus.
Firstly, a long, incredibly long neck. It’s hard not to notice, isn’t it? We will have to try very hard to draw this correctly. The neck should not be too thick or asymmetrical. You can notice that the length of the neck exceeds the length of the rest of the body, including the limbs. This allowed the brachiosaurus to feast on the leaves of the tallest trees.
Secondly, it has a small body and short, wide legs. This body type is clearly not for running, is it? This is very different from Tyrannosaurus rex, for example. Here we will have to draw four wide limbs that look like they are almost motionless.
However, I use a cartoon style of drawing, which gives the whole drawing a more cute appearance. With guys like Brachiosaurus it’s pretty easy, to be honest.
- Coloring supplies
Steps on How to Draw a Brachiosaurus
Time needed: 25 minutes
How to Draw a Brachiosaurus
- Draw the head.
First draw a small rounded head. Place this shape at the top of your piece of paper. Notice the small indentation in the center of the head.
- Depict the neck.
This is a very important stage. Draw a long, elongated neck, which very smoothly widens downwards. At the same time, the narrowing towards the head, as you can see, is almost completely absent.
- Add the back and chest.
Our dinosaur has a small rounded body with two protuberances on top and bottom. In this step draw a bulge that is located at the top. Then add a small outline of the lower torso.
- Sketch out the legs.
Remember what we discussed in basic information? Brachiosaurus has rather short and wide legs. Draw the limbs closest to us, and pay attention to the slight curves before widening at the bottom.
- Draw the tail.
Add the outline of a small ponytail that tapers to a pointed tip. Avoid too-long outlines; in reality, these dinosaurs did not have very long tails.
- Add the second front leg.
Draw the outline of the front paw farthest from us. Due to the peculiarities of the angle, we see only a small part of the limb. Overall, this outline should be almost symmetrical to the other front paw.
- Draw the second back leg.
Finish drawing the limbs of our dinosaur. Add the outline of the last leg farthest from us. As in the previous step, we can only see a small part of the limb.
- Draw the elements of the muzzle.
The facial features in our case are very simplified and cartoonish. So, draw a large oval eye and a smiling mouth that looks like a smiley icon.
- Color the drawing.
I think emerald green would be a great color choice in this case. Pay attention to the highlight inside the eye and the darker shade of the limbs that are far away from us.
I created this PDF so that you can always practice drawing dinosaurs. The pdf contains a short version of this lesson, a coloring page, and a slightly different way to draw it. Download this PDF to always be able to draw a brachiosaurus even without the Internet.
Alternative Drawing Techniques
So, I made another Brachiosaurus drawing guide that looks even more cartoonish. Drawing dinosaurs in different ways and in different poses will help you gain confidence in drawing many other animals.
How to Draw a Dinosaur for Beginners
Despite the fact that everything is really simpler here, I used a slightly different drawing method. This tutorial is based on drawing simple geometric shapes. If you draw the first four steps correctly, you will get a great result. A little interesting thing is the reversal of the dinosaur’s head.
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