Some of the oldest mythical creatures that have captured the imagination of people all around the world are dragons.
These majestic, legendary beasts are the symbol of power, strength, and ferocity. They are often portrayed as either allies or adversaries in legendary battles and are believed to possess magic qualities and bring prosperity and protection to those who respect them and worship them.
If you’re a fan of dragons and love to color, you’re in luck! In this dragon coloring pages section, you’ll find a variety of dragon designs to bring to life with your own creative touch. Whether you prefer classic medieval dragons or more modern interpretations, these coloring pages are sure to provide hours of fun and inspiration.
So grab your favorite coloring tools and let your imagination fly as you bring these incredible creatures to life!
Now, let’s talk about some tips for a stress-free coloring experience.
Before you get started, make sure to choose a well-lit and comfortable space to work in. It’s also important to select appropriate coloring pages and supplies, including the right coloring tools and paper.
Since our coloring pages are very high quality, you’ll be able to print them on any surface your printer supports. You can use thicker paper as well as cardstock or even watercolor paper. If you’re feeling adventurous, you can also print on paper that supports gouache or acrylic paint.
We don’t advise you to paint with wet mediums (watercolors, gouache, inks) if you’re printing with an inkjet printer since the inks are dye-based and not resistant to water; on the other side, if you have a laser printer, then you’ll have nothing to worry about.
Take your time and remember to relax and have fun while you color – this is supposed to be a fun and therapeutic activity, so don’t stress and enjoy!
Now, let’s talk colors!
Dragons are often associated with fire, so warm colors like red, orange, and yellow are great choices for coloring their scales or wings. These colors will give your dragon a fiery and powerful appearance.
For a different approach, consider using cool colors like blue, purple, and green for your dragon’s scales. This will give your dragon a cooler and more mystical appearance as if it comes from a cold, icy environment.
You can create a striking effect on your dragon coloring pages by using contrasting colors. For example, if your dragon has green scales, try using red or orange for its belly or wings. This will create a strong visual effect that will make your dragon stand out.
For a more harmonious color scheme, try using analogous colors (colors that are adjacent to each other on the color wheel). For example, you could use shades of green, blue, and purple for your dragon’s scales, creating a cohesive and natural-looking coloring page.
Some additional tips to keep in mind:
If you want to create a more realistic-looking dragon, use reference images to help guide your coloring. Look up images of real-life animals or other creatures that have similar features to the dragon you’re coloring or check out some of the amazing art on sites like Artstation or Artfol. This can help you create a more accurate and detailed dragon coloring page
To add some special effects to your dragon coloring pages, try using glitter or metallic pens to add a touch of sparkle. You can also use glow-in-the-dark or UV-reactive markers to create a unique and eye-catching effect.
When it comes to choosing the right materials, there are a variety of options to consider, that’s why we’ve prepared a selection of recommended materials so you can enjoy your coloring journey even more. Although many say that having better supplies won’t make you a better artist, it for sure can improve your experience a lot!
Good art supplies will take away most of the frustration and lack of control bad art supplies have and will make your work look much better, with brighter, more intense colors, will last more, and are a delight to use.
Here is a list of recommended materials and brands:
Everybody knows that there is nothing better than Prismacolor, they have the softest coloring pencils, the most intense pigments, and the highest quality, however, they are quite expensive as well. Because of that, we’ve prepared two alternatives that will give you the best results without hurting your pockets as professional colored pencils would.
Paper for Coloring
You don’t need special paper for coloring, however the experience of coloring on paper that is more resistant, that has texture or that grand the pigments better is something I suggest you try. There are many types of paper for art, each one made with a specific medium in mind, however, there is also an “all-in-one” paper where you can try different mediums and experiment all you want without worrying. These two brands have great quality and are not as expensive as other professional brands. Remember, if you are going to use any kind of “wet” medium, make sure you’re printing with a laser printer.
Coloring on top of white paper can affect how our brain perceives values and colors, so it’s always recommended to try toned paper. The gray tones on the paper will give your brain a base that is neutral and will force it to work with colors differently. You will learn about value and your coloring pages will look amazing with a darker background.
We couldn’t forget about all the accessories you need to bring your coloring to the next level! You don’t have to buy them all, of course, however, we do recommend you get the color blender and the electric eraser or the electric sharpener if you don’t have a good sharpener at home.
Colored pencils and markers are great for traditional coloring and fine detail work, while watercolor pencils allow for a more fluid and blended look. If you’re feeling adventurous, try using markers and gel pens to add bold and vibrant colors to your pages.
And remember, with the right color palettes and supplies, you can bring your coloring pages to life. So grab your coloring tools and get started today!