HOW TO DRAW your DRAGON 3 | Drawing Toothless and Light Fury in Procreate

HOW TO DRAW your DRAGON 3 | Drawing Toothless and Light Fury in Procreate

August 8, 2019 14 By Peter Engel


Have you seen How to draw you dragon 3 yet? I mean, how to train your dragon 3 of course. Don’t toothless and light fury look cute together? In this video I’d like to show you how to draw toothless and light fury step by step. I’ll be drawing these dragons in Procreate on an iPad pro but of course my tips also apply to other digital art software. We’ll start off by drawing two ovals for the heads of toothless and light fury. I’m using my Basic Flo brush for this, but any sketching brush should be fine. As you can see these ovals are a bit egg shaped, the oval is more pointy where the nose of the dragons will be. Next I’ll draw these ovals to indicate where the top of the dragons heads are and sketch in the
eyes. I’ll also use oval shapes to draw these.. I don’t know what to call them.. bumps on their heads? I sketch in the necks to make it look like toothless and light fury are making a heart shape with their necks. Let’s lower the opacity of this sketch layer and make a new layer on top. This new layer can be used to refine the sketch and add some more detail. Merge the two sketch layers by squeezing them together with your fingers. On a new layer beneath this layer, we’ll start painting a background. I’m using a big airbrush to lay down some blue tones. On another layer I’ll start laying down the base colors of toothless and light fury. Using one of my custom blenders I blend the base color of toothless, smoothing everything out a bit. I use the same process when painting the base color of light fury. I start adding more contrast and colors and blend in between passes. I build up the shape of the dragons. Let’s lower the opacity of the sketch layer. We’ll make a new layer on top now, to paint over the sketch and get rid of all the lines. Let’s just merge the layers. This will make blending and refining edges easier. I can use an eraser to refine the edges of toothless now. Using the Darken Line brush from my basic Flo brush set, I’ll add dark details to the head of toothless. I use the smudge tool with one of my custom blenders to smooth out the shadow areas. Using the Lighten Line brush I’ll add light details to the dragon’s head and I’ll use the eraser again to refine the edge some more. Time to add some spikes to toothless’ head. I’ll paint in the shadow first, using my Darken Line brush. I’ll soften these shadows using the smudge tool again. I’ll draw the spikes using the Line brush Using the Soft Light brush, I’ll add some more light to toothless. I blend some areas a bit by using my Grainy Blender, this adds some subtle texture to the dragon skin. Let’s get started drawing Light Fury next. I’ll grab the Lighten Line brush again and start refining the edges of Light Fury. I’ll also add some subtle, scaly texture. Next step is to draw in the darker lines using the Darken Line brush. I’ll start drawing the eyes for instance, the nose and a line for the mouth. I’ll switch back to the Lighten Line brush again now, adding more light to Light Fury. Light Fury could use some more sparkle. I’ll grab my Glitter brushes for this. The Subtle Confetti brush will add some nice subtle sparkle to the skin of Light Fury. We’ll use the Glitter Ribbon brush to add some glitter detail to the eye of Light Fury. We’ll have to turn the brush first though, you can just turn the brush with your fingers here. With the Subtle Stars brush we’ll add some glitter to Toothless as well. Let’s go to the background! I’ll duplicate the background layer first his way I’ll have a back up in case I don’t like what I’ll be doing next. It’s a way of saving your progress. I’ll grab the Glitter Streak brush to add some sparkly texture to the background. And let’s experiment with some other glitter brushes as well to add even more sparkles to the background and subtle bokeh lights. We are almost there! Let’s refine the edges of the dragons using the eraser. This looks better! Let’s duplicate the layer with the dragons (just to have a back up) and use alpha lock on this layer. Now we can only paint on the dragons and we can’t go outside of the ‘lines’. Using the Overlay brush I’ll start adding more color variation to the dragons. Like some purple/pinks to Light Fury. Using a brush set to Color Dodge I’ll add some bright highlights to the edges of the dragons. Time for some final tweaks, I’ll use the liquify tool to adjust the head of Light Fury a little bit. I feel it is a little bit too round. Be sure to uncheck the alpha lock on the layer though, otherwise you won’t be able to use liquify. Finally let’s add a touch of love using my Valentine Brushes. I’ll add some Bokeh Hearts to the background for a subtle touch. Using the transform tool (that little arrow at the top of your screen) we can turn around these little hearts. And last but not least, we’ll add this ‘Stitch Heart’ between Toothless and Light Fury. I hope you enjoyed this How to draw your dragon video! Have fun drawing Toothless and Light Fury yourself. Oh and don’t forget to give a thumbs up of course, I really appreciate it. Have a wonderful day and I will see you next time, for the next digital art tutorial!