How to draw a cute dinosaur step by step tutorial easy dinosaur drawing for kids

How to draw a cute dinosaur

I love drawing cute kawaii animals!

These make perfect drawing projects for kids because they can stick these drawings on refrigerators or in their notebooks.

I’ve already done a lot of tutorials on drawing cute and kawaii animals like this kawaii dog tutorial and this kawaii cat tutorial.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to draw a cute dinosaur in this step-by-step guide so that you can make a cute dinosaur drawing easily!

You can check out my other kawaii tutorials here.

Whether you’re a kid or an adult learning how to draw, these steps are extremely easy to follow, let’s get started!

I’ll even show you how to color the dinosaur – but you can choose any colors you like!

Color the tummy and you've finished learning how to draw a cute dinosaur.

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I am currently using an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.

How to draw a cute dinosaur – Easy Step by step instructions

Let’s start with the head of the dinosaur.

We are going to draw an egg shape for the head of the dinosaur.

It will be slightly flat on one side and curved on the other side like this:

Start by drawing the head of the cute dinosaur

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Next, I’m going to draw another round shape to make drawing the dinosaur’s body easy like this:

Draw the dinosaur body

Next, I’ll draw a huge curve along the round shape – this will be the dinosaur’s tummy.

Draw the tummy of the dinosaur

Take your time to draw this dinosaur – there is no rush.

You can even print this and draw over the drawing. Next, we are going to draw the leg.

The trick to drawing cute animals is to use a lot of circles and round curves – that’s what adds the cute factor to these animals.

Draw the leg of the dinosaur

Next, I’m going to draw the tail of the dinosaur.

From under the leg of the dinosaur, draw a long elongated line like this under the dinosaur.

Add the tail to the dinosaur

Now, it’s time to draw the back of the dinosaur.

From behind the head, draw a long curve that goes towards the tail and complete drawing the end of the tail by dragging the line downwards.

Draw the back and the end of the tail of the dinosaur

Easy, isn’t it?

Next, we’ll draw the dinosaur’s arm.

Dinosaurs have very small arms so just draw a small V shape in the middle of the dinosaur’s body.

Draw a small arm of the cute dinosaur

And now, we’ll draw the face of the dinosaur – I’m just going to draw a small round circle in the middle of the head to indicate the dinosaur’s eye.

Draw the eye of the dinosaur

Next, draw small round scales on the dinosaur’s body. Draw little semi-circles starting from the head and ending at the tail.

You can even make them pointy, but I prefer drawing round scales because I find that they are so much cuter.

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Draw the scales of the dinosaur

And we’re done drawing the dinosaur!

Now, it’s time to color this cute dinosaur!

You can color this dinosaur any color you want but for this tutorial, I am going to color him green!

I’m going to use a bright green for his body and head.

Color the dinosaur body.

Next, I’ll color the scales. You can color the scales a different color or use multiple colors for the scales. Let your creativity take over!

Color the scales of the dinosaur

Next, I’ll draw a small cute blush spot on his cheek to make the dinosaur look cute!

Add a blush spot to the dinosaur

And lastly with a light yellow (almost cream color), I will color the dinosaur’s tummy and foot to add more detail to this dinosaur.

Color the tummy and you've finished learning how to draw a cute dinosaur.
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And we’re finished!

Remember, you can color the dinosaur any color you want.

Here’s another variation of the same dinosaur with a different color – I used blue this time!

You can color the dinosaur an alternate color and make it blue or pink!

And voila!

We’ve just learned how to draw and color a cute dinosaur drawing.

Conclusion of how to draw a cute dinosaur + Drawing Resources

Was this tutorial helpful?

I hope you were able to learn how to make a cute dinosaur drawing step by step.

Drawing dinosaurs are fun for kids of all ages and you can color them anyhow you want!

If you’d like to learn to draw more cute animals, check out these books!

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

If you are interested in drawing in a kawaii style and then selling clipart or merchandise on Etsy, check out this course!

Learn how to create kawaii characters.

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And believe it or not, there is not 1 single good online course about learning how to draw kawaii art and then making physical stickers on the internet. I’ve been looking for a course like this for a long, long time.

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You can create your own stickers and print them and sell them on Etsy or any space! She goes into detail about how to draw the characters.

This is by far one of the best courses I’ve taken that is so cute and so educational.

The course is in English, and it’s amazing!

What do you need?

A sketchbook, Photoshop, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets.

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Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.

It is in Italian but it comes with subtitles and it’s really easy to follow.

Check it out here!

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If you are just getting started with ProCreate, I highly recommend this course: Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101

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