How to Draw a Griffin Mythical Creature

A griffin is a mythical creature with the head, front legs, talons and wings of an eagle and the body, hind legs and tail of a lion. An eagle is considered to be the king of the birds, and the lion is generally thought to be the king of all the beasts – a combination of the two, the griffin is considered to be the king of all creatures.

These majestic mythical creatures are also known for their role as guardians of treasures and priceless possessions.

If you wish to draw a griffin, you will have to rely on your imagination, as that is precisely what others before you have relied upon while making a sketch of the mythical creature. You may use the internet to search for an image of a griffin, but that would only limit your creativity.

Things Required:

– Pencil
– Eraser
– Paper
– Colour pencils


  • 1

    Start off with the head. Bring an image of an eagle to your mind and draw it on a piece of paper using a pencil. If you make a mistake, use the eraser to make the corrections. Even if the head resembles the head of another bird rather than an eagle in particular, it is still fine. However, do not forget to add a beak to it.

  • 2

    Once you are done sketching the head, start concentrating on the front part of the griffin. Continue to keep the image of an eagle in your mind as you draw the front legs. The front part of the body will resemble that of an eagle’s as well. Do not forget to add claw-like talons to the front legs.

  • 3

    Next, proceed to draw the remaining half of the body. This part will resemble that of a lion. Bring an image of the king of the animals into your mind and start sketching it. Complete the body first and then draw the hind legs. Add a tail to the rear end of the griffin.

  • 4

    Now that you have sketched the head, front legs, body, hind legs and tail of a griffin, focus on making the wings. Draw one wing in such a way that it is spread out and completely visible. The other wing should be drawn in such a way that it is only partly visible.

  • 5

    Once you have made the basic sketch, start adding details and features such as eyes to it.

  • 6

    Use colour pencils to add colour to your sketch, and give it a finishing touch.

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