How to Draw a Tyrannosaurus Rex

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Tyrannosaurus in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Tyrannosaurus.

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How to Draw a Tyrannosaurus - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, draw the head. Imagine a large, blunt peanut shape as the top portion, with a long, flat diamond shape as the jaw. Draw these at an angle so the mouth appears open.

Step 2: Draw the eyes and face. There should be two rows of fierce, sharp teeth that T-Rex is known for.

Step 3: Draw the body as two lines extending down from the head, wide at the top, before getting skinnier along the neck, and then widening again along the middle of the body.

Step 4: Draw the tail at the end of the body, about as long as the rest of the body, thick at the start and coming to a point, curving away. Tyrannosaurus tails were agile this way for balance.

Step 5: Draw the front legs. T-Rex “arms” are known to be very small, so make sure to draw them as very thin, bent at the elbows, and with small but sharp toes on each.

Step 6: Draw the hind legs. These were of course much larger and held all the weight of the bipedal Tyrannosaurs, so they would have very large thighs, bent at the knees, and ending in very large, flat feet with three large toes and razor sharp claws.

Interesting Facts about the TYRANNOSAURUS Rex

The Tyrannosaurus is a member of the dinosaur group and the scientific term for them is T. rex. Their Greek name “tyranno-saurus” means “tyrant-lizard” in English. The Latin word “rex” means “king” in English, because this animal was the most feared of all animals. This species was the largest carnivore in its environment and able to bite with more force than any other land animal.

Did you know?

  • The animal was first documented in 1905.
  • They could grow to more than 40 feet long.
  • Their teeth were about 1 foot long.
  • Their head was about 5 feet long.
  • The small but very strong arms had 2 claws each.
  • They could weigh almost 18,000 pounds.
  • These could bite with 52,830 pounds of force.

his scavenger lived in the central-western North America and had the largest teeth of any other animal. They possessed a large head with a lot of sharp teeth for eating other individuals. Since they had short arms and couldn’t reach their mouth or use them for balance, the large tail helped them run straight on their two large and muscular legs.