Join Smaugust, the Dragon Drawing Challenge!

Just like MerMay, Junicorn and the upcoming Inktober, Smaugust is a themed drawing challenge for the month. This one features everyone’s favorite scaled fantasy creature: dragons! Wether it’s a huge fire-breathing dragon or a small pet dragon, we love all of them. August is a perfect time to celebrate dragons and get inspired to make art!

We love the idea of a dragon themed drawing challenge so Smaugust is perfect. Smaugust is of course Smaug and August mashed together. The great dragon from Tolkien lore is a fierce creature.

My armour is like tenfold shields, my teeth are swords, my claws spears, the shock of my tail is a thunderbolt, my wings a hurricane, and my breath death!“—The Hobbit

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Tolkien’s illustration of the dragon Smaug

Inspiration for the Dragon Drawing Challenge

Artist block can be a thing. We get it. Sometimes you just need a good prompt list or fun drawing challenge to get those creative juices flowing. For Smaugust we put together a list of 31 prompts so you’ll be set for the whole month! You can save the prompt list and follow along or feel free to deviate and do your own.

Make sure to add the hashtag and if you post it on social media, tag IMPACT too! We love to see what you create.

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Need some help with your dragon drawing? You can find a step-by-step dragon drawing tutorial here in another blog post.

You can find even more dragon drawing instruction with Dracopedia and Dracopedia: The Great Dragons by William O’Connor and with DragonArt by Jessica “Neondragon” Peffer.


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