How to Draw a Kawaii Dragon

I love drawing cute chibi animals.

These types of drawings are super cute to add to any notebook or planner and they also make great drawing projects for kids.

I’ve already done a lot of tutorials on drawing cute and kawaii animals that you can check out here.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to draw a kawaii dragon step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this:

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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 Kawaii Dragon – Step by Step for beginners

I always start with simple shapes so that anyone can do this drawing.

Let’s start with the dragon’s head: we’ll draw a circle with a small dent on one side – this is going to be the dragon’s head – take your time drawing the shape.

1 - draw the face

Next, I will draw the dragon’s face – I’m going to draw 2 eyes, a small mouth and 2 pointy teeth underneath the dragon’s mouth:

2 - draw the eyes and mouth

Next, we are going to draw the horns on the dragon – on either side of the dragon’s face.

And we’ll also draw the dragon’s scales in the middle of the face – like this.

Don’t worry if the lines overlap – you can always erase it.

3 - draw the horns and scales

Erase any overlapping lines and draw the front legs of the kawaii dragon – don’t forget to draw the claws.

4 - draw the front legs

Now, we are going to draw the dragon’s back legs.

5 - draw the back legs

And we’re nearly done:

Let’s draw the tummy and the tail now:

Don’t forget to draw the scales on the dragon’s tail.

7 - draw the dragon's tail

Next – draw 2 wings on either side – this is going to complete our cute kawaii dragon!

8 - draw the dragon's wings

Next, I’m going to color the dragon.

You can color your dragon any color you want.

But I’m going to color him purple.

9 - color the dragon

Next, add pink-colored blush spots on the dragon to add that extra cuteness.

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Draw kawaii characters and make stickers!


You’ve learned how to draw a kawaii dragon.

You can go ahead and add this drawing to your planner or notebook to make it come to life!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this kawaii dragon. You can also use this as a dragon drawing reference.

If you’d like to learn to draw more cute things, 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.

My old bud Ilaria (we’ve been friends on Instagram back when I had Instagram) created this course! I’ve watched her grow from 0 followers, and I’m so, so proud of her!

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.

And it’s finally here!!!

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.

Even if you don’t want to make stickers and just draw kawaii characters, this course is perfect!

Check it out here!

And if you are really keen on improving your drawings or you want to create cute kawaii animals and kawaii people, check out this second course by Sara.

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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