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Recommended for kids aged 8+.
Join Palaeo-artist Celia Curtis to learn how to draw a realistic Stegosaurus, an armoured dinosaur from the Late Jurassic.
Celia shares some clever tips and tricks to make your drawing stand out – including finding inspiration from modern reptiles and looking at pictures of crocodile and lizard skin to bring your Stegosaurus to life.
Try out the perfect at-home activity for budding palaeontologists!
How to draw a Stegosaurus by the Australian Museum.
With Celia Curtis, Palaeo-artist.
What you need; coloured pencils, HB or 2B lead pencil, felt tip pen, piece of paper or card, pencil sharpener and an eraser.
Sketch in the lines and shapes and make the outline. Optional: Use a drawing of its skeleton to help you.
Tidy up the outline using your eraser.
Choose colours and pattern.
Colour it in! Add highlights.
Add shading and shadows.
Draw in the scales. Look at fossil impressions of dinosaur skin texture and compare to modern reptiles, such as crocodile or lizard skin.
Blend in colours and add more detail.
Add finishing touches using the felt tip pen. Draw in some details. Outline. Pick out some scales.
Now you can draw a Stegosaurus.