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How to Draw Spyro's Head by TrainerSpyro How to Draw Spyro's Head by TrainerSpyro
Okay here we go.

This was honestly harder for me than just drawing his head but this is what I came up with and It actually looks better than what I normally do so that’s a good thing I guess.
Any right and lefts mentioned are not Spyro’s right and left they are yours.

Here we go.

1: I selected the pose I wanted to draw, in this case his new T.E.N stance, and started with the basic oval shape for his head.

2: Then I added the guidelines that help keep eyes, noses, mouths… etc. in line with one another, according to (as razz said) which way he was staring.

3: Then I made a slightly tilted rectangle with rounded edges about 2/3ds of the way down the left side of his face for the nose. From the top right corner of that rectangle I drew a big oval for his eye. On the left side I started an oval then cut it off halfway to give him that cocky look.

4: I then added the giant freaking eyebrows by following the curve of his eyes, with his left eyebrow being like a horizontal question mark.
His first spike is started with a V shape with the point of the V starting from the vertical guideline next to his right eyebrow. Then I made a longer upside-down V that connects with the first V. Then make a VERY flat backwards L for his spike leather.

5: At this point I added the horns. Gawd I don’t know how to walk anyone through this. This is the hardest part for me, but I’m just pathetic that way. So here we go. For the first part I made a half-oval lump on the outside of both the right and left side of his head, next to his right eyebrow and above his left. … Wow that didn’t make any sense. On the left horn I added another small lump from the bottom of the first to the top of his eyebrow. I don’t know why, that’s just how it looks. Then on top of the first left lump I made an upside-down V. That really doesn’t make any sense either.
On his right horn I added a longer, slightly slimmer lump on an oblique angle which buds an even longer, even slimmer horizontal lump with yet another upside-down V on the top of its tip… I am so sorry. I don’t even understand what I just wrote. I suppose drawing it and writing it are 2 completely different things.
I also added the second spike the same way I made the first only without the first V.

6: Then I added his nostrils. The right being a simple circle in the top right corner of the nose and the left an oval in the top left corner of his nose.
Then came the mouth. First I made a short line from the bottom right corner of his nose that curved upward. From that came an almost flat W that nearly stretched right up to the back of the very first oval. His top right tooth also started from the bottom right of his nose with a line that connected to a small V that ended at the bottom of the first bowl of the W. Then above the end of the W I started a backwards horizontal J that ended just below the bottom right corner of his nose. (Note: The bowl of the J should go outside the original oval) From there I made a curved line that connected the end of the J with the bottom left corner of his nose. I then made a parallel line just above that one that connected with his tooth rather than the J. From there I added his lower teeth. By this point it was starting to look like Spyro.

7: Then the eyes, just two small ovals with two smaller circles in each, one circle for the shine and the other for the pupil.

8: Finally I got rid of all the extra lines and made corrections. This would be the time to add details such as spots, shading, slashes…

“But Afronova, That doesn’t look like your art at all.” you’re saying.

Ask yourself, would you really want it to?

Okay making this stupid description was harder than................. something hard.

Spyro (c) Vivendi.


***** PLEASE NOTE! *****

I do not use the guidelines in the same manner as others, so this may be a little confusing.
I use the lines for distance measurement, size measurement and comparison. That is how they are used in this image.

If this is an issue for you, do not use it. Simple as that :lol:
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KayleetheDragacron Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
#7 looks cool with that expression!
LegendKiri Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cool, i try and i draw good Spyro. Thank you ^^
TrainerSpyro Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Good luck! You're welcome. I should redo this some time. XD This is so old. :rofl:

LegendKiri Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Old but good :3
zzandrewshadow Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2012  Student General Artist
omg ahhhh i did the body first and the head is tiny in a comparison waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa u should have i transition one on wherethe head shouls be :( the body O. . is the head the body is O
ScorpioFangs Featured By Owner May 27, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
On the teeth, i got pretty confused so i stopped. but up to that point, it was turning out pretty good :D
TrainerSpyro Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
yeah I should redo this some time I think I could do it better. Not sure I have the patience for it even now though, hence how rushed this got. :XD:
shalov-the-dragon Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2010
Awesome work... im shocked!
xendraTF Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2010   Photographer
Step 4 to 5 makes me confused T_T
Toxic-CherryBlossem Featured By Owner Nov 11, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You need to do a totorial for the 3rd game the 2nd is just old news now. :/
love4shadow11 Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not trying to be rude but this didn't help me at all, I think u may have rushed the steps a little, like at the start I was doing great, but then u started to add alot of things at once and I got very confused...Like I said at the start, not tring to be rude just givin ya tips.
jamieque Featured By Owner Feb 8, 2008
Very well done. Don't feel bad about the horns giving you problems. I have problems with drawing them myself and I have to work a 3d model version for the Spyro film my company is making.
nailgungfx Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2007  Professional Interface Designer
this is very nice work and I think these principles apply to any kind of cartoon artwork, not just Spyro. well done!
SounderK-9CaRy Featured By Owner Dec 14, 2007
ALRIGHT!!!Spyro tips!!!!!Yay!!!
A-n-W Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
this is reli helpful :D
peacelovespyro Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2007
wow, that's great! Glad someone finally made something like this. I basically do those same steps to draw his head, I only don't do the lines in step 2.
thanks for making this :)
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December 10, 2007
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