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How to draw a T-Rex with a pencil step-by-step drawing tutorial.

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

In today's drawing tutorial, we will learn to draw a Tyrannosaurus Rex, often called T. rex or colloquially T-Rex. As usual, we will draw the T-Rex step-by-step with a pencil.

We will turn our T-Rex a bit towards us. Since his jaw is open and the head is closer to us, we have to use perspective with its head being bigger and the back of the T-Rex looking relatively smaller.

How to draw a T-Rex with a pencil step-by-step drawing tutorial.

Step 1. Outline the position of T-Rex's head, body, and hind legs.

We want to draw the dinosaur in perspective, i.e., his head is turned towards us and is closer to us. To do that, we draw the circles of the same size for the head and the back. If you would be drawing a T-Rex that is turned with his body perpendicular to our view, his head and the circle representing it would be smaller.

How to draw a T-Rex. Step 1. Outline the position of T-Rex's head, body, and hind legs

Step 2. Add additional auxiliary lines and contours to the T-Rex drawing.

At the second stage of our T-Rex drawing tutorial, we need to add additional auxiliary shapes to aid our drawing. Add a smaller circle in the center of the body for the chest. Also, add the lines for the tiny front arms. Outline the shape of the Tyrannosaurus's back legs. Then add, another oval for the head. This oval will help with the position of the eyes and the mouth of our T-Rex

How to draw a T-Rex. Step 2. Add additional auxiliary lines and contours to the T-Rex drawing.

Step 3. Drawing the Tyrannosaurus's head and body in more detail.

Let's open our T-Rex's jaws. Since only the bottom jaw moves we will open in down at an angle of approximately 45 degrees. As you can see in the bottom drawing, the overlapping auxiliary circles help with the correct three-dimensional drawing of the jaws, the position of the eye and the beginning of the neck.

Next, start detailing the body of the Tyrannosaurus drawing its front arms, body, and neck in more detail.

How to draw a T-Rex. Step 3. Drawing the Tyrannosaurus's head and body in more detail.

Step 4. Finessing the drawing of the T-Rex.

At this stage of drawing, we remove the auxiliary lines, draw the head of T-Rex in detail, and start adding shading on the bottom of the neck, on the belly, and in between the legs. In our case, the light source is on top left, meaning the shades are going to be on the bottom and left side.

How to draw a T-Rex. Step 4. Finessing the drawing of the T-Rex.

Step 5. Hatching the drawing of the T-Rex.

We continue hatching the body of the T-Rex.

How to draw a T-Rex. Step 5. Hatching the drawing of the T-Rex.

Step 6. Finalizing the drawing of the T-Rex.

Archeologists and scientists who study dinosaurs try to figure out the color of the dinosaurs' skin, but even the most detailed skin impressions don't tell paleontologists anything about color, meaning the hues of extinct animals are typically left to human imagination. Thus, you can technically color your T-Rex anything. In our example, we used a bit of dark spots to make the T-Rex look real.

How to draw a T-Rex. Step 6. Finalizing the drawing of the T-Rex.

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