How to Draw a Tyrannosaurus Rex Kids Art Tutorial

How to Draw a Tyrannosaurus Rex Kids Art Tutorial


Hi guys, I’m Emily! Welcome to my channel!
And this is my beautiful daughter Ansley. Hi! Today we’re going to draw and paint a
kind of dinosaur- what kind of dinosaur are we gonna do? A
Tyrannosaurus Rex! Let’s get started for today’s Tyrannosaurus Rex
tutorial we’re going to start with using the technique of drawing on simple
shapes and then erasing out parts that we don’t need later, so we’re gonna start
with the hips of the Tyrannosaurus Rex and we’re gonna begin with a simple
simple shape. Do you know how to draw a circle? Yes!
Okay so let’s draw our circle kind of in the middle but a little more to the
right, and I’m gonna make it fairly large, like that, and then we’re gonna draw a little
ways away from the circle and higher, an oval shape and it’s gonna be just as big
as the circle. Try to make your’s about the
same size as the circle but an oval. And probably that’s too close so let’s
erase that. Good thing we have erasers! It’s just a rough start- it doesn’t have
to be perfect at this point- we just want to block in our basic shapes. Okay that’s better. Now we’re going to
draw the dinosaur’s back, so starting at the top of the oval we’re just gonna
connect it with a fairly straight but slightly curved line all the way to
touch the first circle. Then we’ll do the belly and you want to leave room for the top
of the head here at the bottom of the head so about halfway in the middle of
your oval. That’s what we’ll start-can you find a spot about half way in? And
connect that in a curved belly shape to the hips. Good! Let’s do the tail next.
We’ll start with the top of the tail and it’s just gonna curve around and to the
left because we don’t have a lot of space on our paper. We’re gonna take the
top of the tail and make a curved shape coming down like that. Now for the bottom
of the tail think about a tail as starting fat and then getting skinny as
it comes to the end, so we’ll start by touching the bottom of our circle with
our pencil, and following the shape of our first curve but getting skinnier and
skinnier and skinnier as we get to the tip. You try. I think next we’re going to do some more
to the head. So I think your oval should still be a little bit bigger so let’s
extend it some more like this way and let’s take the eraser and erase that
inside line. And now is our chance to erase these on the inside because we don’t need
these lines anymore. Now for the eye shape on the
Tyrannosaurus Rex we’re gonna draw a half circle a little half circle on the
top of his head right about here and that represents where his head creates an
eye socket shape at the top. That’s good I like that, and then I’m gonna refine
his muzzle a little bit, about halfway down in the middle here that’s where the
mouth is going to begin. And we’re
gonna just draw a curve right here and another curve just like that, and then we
do the inside of his mouth and it’s just a curve coming and touching the outside
of your oval again. Yeah because his mouth is open, right? Now we’re gonna
erase again just the inside of an open mouth right here. All right he’s got his mouth open!
Looking good! The next step is to add the eye, and nose and the teeth. Let’s start
with the eye inside of our half circle that we made here. We’re just gonna draw
a little oval shape for his eye and you can make them looking happy or angry-
however you want. Let’s add the nostril. Here at the front of our oval just above
the mouth we’re going to just do a little dot for his nose and then the
teeth are just sharp triangles jutting out at the top of that mouth. Now we’re gonna take his jaw line and
extend it into his head a little bit like that, so just this a line coming up
that looks like a jaw. Good job! You ready to do the legs? For the legs
we’re going to start with just lines indicating where his leg comes forward.
So we’re going to start with the middle of our circle that we drew and draw a
line down to the belly like that, then you’re gonna bring that line backwards like in
the shape of a sideways triangle like that -sorry a sideways square! In the
shape of a sideways square. So bring it back this way a little bit
more- if I if I completed it like that it would look like a square. But this is
just half a square, and that’s his knee. Next we’re
gonna draw another line but this time coming forward just like the first line
did, and this is gonna be his foot, and then the toes. Okay so let’s do a little
curve coming up like that. He’s gonna have three round toes. Before we do the toes
let’s draw a straight line under his foot, like that, to show where his foot is flat on
the ground. Just a short straight line right under his leg and then we’re gonna connect that line
behind our first one to fatten out his leg a little. See how his leg is starting
to become solid and strong looking? And then bring another line back up to touch
our circle. Good, I’m going to erase this line and make it look more like a
rounded knee like that. That was really just a guide to
help show us what direction his legs are going. Now let’s add the toes. For our
three toes we just do skinny lines curving like this and that’ll make it
look three toes. Yes, and then if you want to make him
look really fierce you can add claws which are just curved
triangles on the tip of each toe. Very good that is looking fierce! All right
we’re gonna add the back leg- the back leg is the same shape as the first leg.
Let’s start just behind, just behind his first leg, and make the same shape coming
down until you get to his little ankle. For the back leg you already got that
line here I’m gonna do the same thing. It’ll just kind of look like it’s behind
the first foot and you can draw straight line or his foot meets the ground.
Ok the last step to draw is the arms! Now Tyrannosaurus Rex, that they have
like two little claws right, so let’s draw our little front arms. Let’s start
with just a candy cane shape- it’s like a candy cane coming out of his, out of the
side of his belly there. Good and let’s draw the other one, too. This is like
another little candy cane coming out and we’ll make it look like a really fat
hook, and then just split it in half so it looks like he has two claws like that.
Do you know how to make it look like a point? It’s kind of like the tip of a
triangle, yeah. Really skinny and pointy like a triangle,
kind of like you did for his for his 3 foot claws but just making two
of them. Those look like skinny little Tyrannosaurus arms! That’s a good try!
These are tricky. Okay so I’m just gonna bring his arm up into his body like that
and erase the inside line and our dinosaurs are drawn on. Are you ready to
outline? Yes. Okay so grab your sharpie. This is a
great chance to fix any lines you didn’t like just to improve it if you want to,
but I’m just gonna outline everything. I like how you did it’s feet. They look
really good. Once the sharpie’s on you can erase any
of those pencil marks that are still showing through that you don’t want to
be there. He is so cool looking! I’m so happy with that! That was awesome!
What do you think? Okay now the last step before we paint is that we can add some
stripes down his back, and they’re just little triangles all the way down his
tail, too! Very good! Are you ready to paint? Maybe we should
draw some background on before we paint. I was thinking it would be cool to put a
mountain in the background. So first let’s draw a straight line for
the ground and then maybe one big mountain over here in this space in
front of him and connect it to a little mountain. Okay today we’re gonna paint in
watercolors just because I think it’s so much more fun to add color to our
drawing, don’t you think? So I have some liquid water colors here today in a
bunch of different colors, and I think our dinosaur should be green, what do you
think? If we use yellow, because it’s the
brightest lightest color, we should probably start with that.
So maybe paint on the yellow stripes first, and we can also paint the yellow
sun with our yellow. Yeah! And then once that dries we’ll go in with the green and
paint the dinosaur and the sky. I don’t know if we should outline the sun with Sharpie
because when you look at the sun- although you really shouldn’t look at
the Sun because it burns your eyes, right? But do you see a dark outline around the
Sun ever? No, it’s so bright that it creates this glow around it and so if we
just do a yellow here without any outline
you’ll have to try to paint it without an outline, but I think it would look more
real if we did that. We’re ready to start painting, we’ve got our colors all on our
palette, we both have to clean jars of water and brushes, and so we start by
wetting our brushes. I think we should start with our lightest color which is
yellow. So wet your brush first, make it damp then grab a little bit of yellow and I’m actually gonna paint a sun on first, just in a circle shape. and then take a little more yellow and let’s paint our stripes. I’m actually gonna mix it up with the
yellow a little bit to create a really bright green for our dinosaur and you can
use that or the dark green to paint the dinosaur. I’m actually letting it touch
the yellow so that it’ll blend just a little bit, but I’m being careful to
paint around, but it’s okay if it touches. I like how it looks when it blends with
the green. You can paint your landscape however you
want- I’m just gonna make my mountain a light blue. If you mix these together with a clean
brush you get a purplish color for your mountain because red and blue makes purple. Pretty! Good, you’re ready to paint your
mountain? That’s beautiful! I like your mountain better than mine! Okay once your dinosaur is mostly dry
and looks like yours is pretty dry you can start adding some blue sky. Dinosaurs used to be alive and then they got
washed away. Yep. Do you know what the word for that is? They got extinct. It’s like when they’re running away and
then they trip and die! I’m not sure if that’s how it happened, but
that’s one theory… I love your painting! It looks so good! All right I think we’re done right?
So there they are, our finished paintings! You happy with it? Yeah! We hope you
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