How To Draw A Diplodocus: Step 6

How to Draw a Diplodocus

Children will love learning how to draw a diplodocus with 6 simple steps.

Have fun with this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a diplodocus. This easy diplodocus lesson is perfect for younger children looking to learn how to draw.

All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Plan for this drawing to take about 20 minutes, but the creative process can actually take longer if a background is added in addition to the subject matter.

Trying to learn to draw is much more fun when you have a easy-to-understand lesson to reference. Enjoy!


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

The goal is to complete a drawing of a diplodocus by creating one area at a time. The drawing will take 6 steps to complete as we continue to create each part which will get us closer to the finished artwork. The finished drawing will be shaded with color making it a drawing you will be proud of!

Time Needed: 20 minutes

  1. Form The Head

    How To Draw A Diplodocus: Step 1

    First, form the tiny head of the diplodocus by drawing a curved line. Next, draw a shaded oval for the eye. Now, add a small line to form its mouth.

  2. Add The Neck

    How To Draw A Diplodocus: Step 2

    Add the long curving shape of the diplodocus’ neck attached to its head.

  3. Outline The Body

    How To Draw A Diplodocus: Step 3

    Outline the oval shape of the diplodocus’ body. Then, draw the wavy pointed shape of the diplodocus’ tail attached to its body.

  4. Attach The Legs

    How To Draw A Diplodocus: Step 4

    Draw the columnar legs of the diplodocus attached to the bottom of its body.

  5. Draw The Pattern

    How To Draw A Diplodocus: Step 5

    Add the pattern along the diplodocus’ body by drawing a zigzag line.

  6. Complete The Diplodocus Drawing

    How To Draw A Diplodocus: Step 6

    Now, add some color to the diplodocus drawing! First, use an orange crayon to color the pattern along its body. Next, use a black crayon to fill in the eye. Then, shade the rest of the diplodocus’ body using a green crayon.

How to Draw a Diplodocus 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 Diplodocus. 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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