In this drawing tutorial, you will learn how to draw a griffin.
This creature has the torso of a lion and the head of an eagle. The griffin has large wings on its back, which are usually lighter than the rest of its torso. The front paws have large, sharp claws. In myths and legends, the griffin manifests itself in various ways. A griffin can be a noble protector and patron, or a ferocious beast.
So, we hope that drawing this amazing creature will be interesting for you and that you will improve your artistic skills with the help of this clear instruction. If you’re ready, you can start the step-by-step drawing of the griffin.
Time needed: 1 hour and 30 minutes
How to Draw a Griffin
- Sketch auxiliary lines for your drawing.
Firstly, draw three different circles to help you mark the position of the head and torso.
- Draw the outline of the torso.
Secondly, connect the circles using curved lines. Use short strokes while drawing the neck.
- Add details to the top of the head.
Thirdly, draw the protrusion with a curved line and add a few short strokes on the back of the head. Also, add a small eye.
- Draw the griffin’s beak.
The upper part of the beak is large and has a pointed end, and the lower part is small.
- Outline the front paws.
In the middle of the body, draw the base of the front paws, using short strokes to depict the plumage.
- Draw the bottom of the front paws.
Paint a thin base and long fingers, and add sharp claws on the ends of the fingers.
- Sketch the hind paws.
Note that the right paw is set back, and the other paw is closer to the torso.
- Draw the feet of the hind paws.
On each hind paw, draw short toes and add small sharp claws.
- Add the wings.
Keep all proportions to correctly portray the shape of the wings.
- Detailed the wings.
On the surface of the wings, spend short, thin strokes to portray plumage.
- Draw the tail.
The griffin has a long, thin tail with a tassel on the end. Its tail looks like the tail of a lion.
- Correct the inaccuracies.
Use the eraser to carefully remove all the auxiliary lines in your drawing.
- Color the griffin.
Color the torso with brown. Use yellow to color the front paws and beak.
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