How To Draw A Ceratosaurus: Step 9

How to Draw a Ceratosaurus

Want to discover how to draw a ceratosaurus?

Included are 9 easy steps to follow, kids will enjoy creating their own ceratosaurus on paper. Also included is a printable version of this ceratosaurus drawing tutorial.

Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw a ceratosaurus.

Learning to draw is much more fun when you have a simple lesson to follow. Enjoy!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Ceratosaurus Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Ceratosaurus: All Steps

The goal is to complete a drawing of a ceratosaurus by drawing one section at a time. It will take 9 steps to complete as we continue to make each area which will get us closer to the finished drawing. The finished artwork will be perfected with color making it a drawing you will want to share with friends!

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Outline The Head

    How To Draw A Ceratosaurus: Step 1

    Start by outlining the elongated shape of the ceratosaurus’ head. Form the V-shaped opening of its mouth.

  2. Form The Body And Tail

    How To Draw A Ceratosaurus: Step 2

    Now, draw the rounded shape of its body. Then, attach the long pointed shape of its tail.

  3. Add The Face

    How To Draw A Ceratosaurus: Step 3

    First, draw a small circle for its eye. Now, create a dot for its nostril. Next, add its sharp teeth by drawing zigzag lines inside its mouth.

  4. Attach The Horns

    How To Draw A Ceratosaurus: Step 4

    Attach the horns on top of its forehead and snout by forming triangular shapes.

  5. Draw The Legs

    How To Draw A Ceratosaurus: Step 5

    Draw the shape of the predator’s long legs. Then, form sharp claws at the bottom of its legs.

  6. Add The Arms

    How To Draw A Ceratosaurus: Step 6

    Form the ceratosaurus’ short arms attached to its torso.

  7. Outline The Underbelly

    How To Draw A Ceratosaurus: Step 7

    Outline its underbelly by drawing a line following the shape of its body as shown.

  8. Add The Spines

    How To Draw A Ceratosaurus: Step 8

    Draw small V-shaped lines along the dinosaur’s body and tail to form its spines.

  9. Complete The Ceratosaurus Drawing

    How To Draw A Ceratosaurus: Step 9

    Let’s complete the ceratosaurus drawing by adding color! First, fill the eye with a black crayon. Next, shade its horns and spines using a yellow crayon. Now, color the underbelly and teeth with a cream colored crayon. Then, use a red crayon to shade the ceratosaurus’ body. Finally, add striped patterns on the dinosaur’s body with a darker shade of red.

How to Draw a Ceratosaurus PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Ceratosaurus. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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