How To Draw Stegosaurus From Jurassic world with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy animals to draw for beginners and kids.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
The first thing we will do to create this dinosaur is create a simple frame consisting of the basic shapes. And really basic, at first glance at the examples below, it is clear that the shape of this dinosaur is quite basic…
Alright, let’s get started. Start by drawing a large oval on the page in front of you, followed by the other simple shapes you see in the image above. Draw two extended triangles on the sides – one for the head and neck, and the other for the tail. Then draw a few rectangles like I did above – one for the front legs and one for the back.
Next, for the first five shapes, draw a small oval for where you want to position the head and draw a small curved line at the opposite end for the tip of the tail where the dinosaur’s horn-like spikes will extend. . . Finally, draw a series of simple vertical lines from head to tail to position the panels to be drawn later.
Draw the head and neck
One thing to note… stegosaurus had a very small head compared to the rest of its body. So try your best to keep with the size of the oval… try not to draw it too big!
A tip for drawing the head… draw the top of the head so that it is flush with the top of the oval. Also, it might be easier (and probably looks better!) if you close your dinosaur’s mouth. Mine looks like it’s coughing… you might want to keep it simple, like the head of an apatosaurus – a good lesson for him!
Draw the neck of a cartoon stegosaurus
Next, use the triangle to help you draw the neck of your cartoon stegosaurus. However, only use it to guide your lines… look to the right and you can see how I’ve gone astray.
As your lines approach the large oval (body) of the stegosaurus, adjust them to the curve as they will soon become part of the dinosaur’s main body. Draw the lower neckline so that it stops near the top of the rectangle.
So… what does your dinosaur look like so far? Are the head and neck in the correct position? Exquisite! Go ahead… the next step is to draw your stegosaurus’ body.
Stegosaurus Body and Legs
Okay, now let’s draw the torso and legs of your cartoon dinosaur. The first thing to do after that is perfect the back and tail of the stegosaurus by continuing from where you left off at the neck…
Draw the back and tail of a cartoon stegosaurus
As you can see, it’s very helpful to use the framework to guide you – just follow the shapes to create the dinosaur’s core body from head to tail. You will notice that I have left gaps where there are two rectangles. Same goes for the leg gaps – you may also want to leave gaps along the upper neck line, back, and tail in places you’ll draw in later panels.
Draw the legs of a cartoon stegosaurus
As you can see, the rectangles serve as a nice location marker for the stegosaurus’ legs. Always remember though… it’s not about drawing exactly what you see in the example – it’s about using the ideas you see as a guide… ‘food for thought’ as you create a dinosaur of its own! You can completely change the look of the legs, even to something simpler and more square.
Okay, let’s go ahead and finish Step Three by drawing the other limbs…
Draw a second set of legs for your stegosaurus
With your left (right) front and rear legs pulled in, add the other legs fairly straight forward. The easiest way to draw them is to ‘clone’ them like in the Tyrannosaurus Rex lesson.
And once you’ve completed the legs, it’s time to capture the ‘brand’ features of the stegosaurus… its armor-like plates and horn-like battle spines protrude outward from the end of its tail. .
Stegosaurus Plates & Spikes
There’s really no “right way” to draw the stegosaurus discs. That’s why I’m just asking you to draw simple vertical lines. They help to put them in place so that when it’s time to draw them (now!), you can have fun and come up with unique pictures in your own style…
How to draw a stegosaurus – complete lines
One obvious thing to note here…depending on what shape you want, you can’t let the shields cross the road and into the dinosaur’s body. This will of course require you to remove some space on the upper necklines, back and tail to create the effect you see above.
If you want, draw flat panels with these lines. Remember it’s a cartoon and such – simplicity is what matters! Either way, have some fun drawing in every plate. Notice how I made the spacing quite asymmetrical and not too even. This gives it more ‘character’.