Now focus on drawing the dragon’s head. Add two curved horns and the wide ears, and draw the sloping eyes and the birdlike beak. Erase guidelines when they’re no longer needed. Next develop the reaching hand, converting the box shape from step one into the palm. Draw the dragon’s pointed fingers, complete with long nails. Notice that the hand is almost as big as the head—this is an example of foreshortening, in which the drawing is distorted to make certain areas of the drawing (in this case, the hand) appear to be closer to the viewer than other parts. Foreshortening helps create the appearance of depth.
Artwork © 2007 Michael Dobrzycki