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How to draw Styracosaurus with pencil step-by-step drawing tutorial

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

We continue our drawing lessons on how to draw dinosaurs. In today's drawing tutorial, we will draw another dinosaur: Styracosaurus. As usual, we will draw Styracosaurus step-by-step with a pencil. Later, you can decide yourself how you want to paint it.

How to draw Styracosaurus with pencil step-by-step drawing tutorial

Step 1. Outline the body of Styracosaurus with simple shapes.

First, outline the body of Styracosaurus with circles, ovals, and lines. The back of Styracosaurus is larger which is denoted by a larger circle. It's neck is quite short and is covered by the big neck frill. For now, we will outline the head by an oval. Lastly, outline the tail and the legs of our Styracosaurus.

Step 1. Outline the body of Styracosaurus with simple shapes.

Step 2. Draw the neck frill or collar of Styracosaurus.

Drawing the head and the neck frill of Styracosaurus is no easy task as it is somewhat hard to correctly position it. Take a look at the below picture to draw the center line of the head, the eye, and the frill. The closest part of the frill is double the length of the farther half.

Step 2. Draw the neck frill or collar of Styracosaurus.

Step 3. Draw the body of the Styracosaurus. Draw its legs and beak.

Styracosaurus's skull had a beak and shearing cheek teeth arranged in continuous dental batteries, suggesting that the animal sliced up plants. Look at how the beak is drawn below. Then draw Styracosaurus's legs and remove auxiliary shapes and lines.

Step 3. Draw the body of the Styracosaurus. Draw its legs and beak.

Step 4. Finalize the drawing of Styracosaurus.

Next, continue to draw the Styracosaurus in more details. Add the horn on the beak, draw the eye in more detail, and add spikes on the frill. Draw the folds on the neck, legs, and body.

Step 4. Finalize the drawing of Styracosaurus.

Step 6. Drawing the Styracosaurus's skin texture and hatching the drawing.

It is the skin texture that makes the drawing complete. Archaeologists and scientists can only guess the texture of the dinosaur's skin, so we have a bit of freedom here. In our Styracosaurus drawing tutorial, we drew the skin in large scales. Then, start hatching the bottom of the body and the dark areas behind the frill. The drawing the Styracosaurus is complete.

Step 6. Drawing the Styracosaurus's skin texture and hatching the drawing.

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