Red Chinese Dragon Design



When someone asks for a dragon, there are several types that come to mine, but this Chinese Dragon is my favorite to paint. It’s easy to do. You can make adjustments to it to make it your own or really change the style. Practice and see what works for you!


Medium #4 Round Brush
Small Round #1 (1/16″) Brush
Medium Filbert

paper towels or cloth
water container
(optional) Fine Mist Spray bottle with water
optional) Baby wipes

Colors used in this picture:

Black Face Paint
White Face Paint
Yellow Face Paint
Orange Face Paint
Red Face Paint
Amerikan Body Art Cosmetic Glitter Sheer Yellow


1. Use white to outline the design, start by adding the head of the dragon.


2. Next add the body to the head. Have it curve around, and add a pointed tail.


3.Using the filbert brush, fill in the body of the dragon with orange.


4. Next, add red. Fill in the head, and add some extra red swirls to the body, using the small round brush.



5. Next add yellow, add more swirls, and add scales by dabbing the brush down, and up. Repeat this across the body.


6 Add white for teeth, and eyes.  Finally, outline in black, and the design is complete. Add glitter to this to really stand out.

chinese dragon