How to Draw Knights & Dragons: Upside-Down Drawing, Roll & Draw + Choice Drawing

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Have you every tried an upside-down drawing? 

What happens in your brain is that instead of naming each part that you are drawing, your brain focuses more on the lines and shapes that you are drawing.  Eliminating the name of what you are drawing helps you draw what you see not what you think you see.  Sometimes your brain can get in the way!!  Have your students try this and you might be blown away at how well they can draw!

This set uses a knight and dragon theme that will fit well into a Medieval or Fairytale picture.  Put a castle in the background and you are all set!

This is designed to meet the needs of a wide range of learners from kindergarten to middle school. You can use this set to differentiate or use with a variety of age levels.

This idea of drawing upside-down has been around for a while and was made popular by Mona Brooks in her book Drawing with Children.  If you are a homeschool teacher using her book to teach your kids to draw, this lesson will fit right into your Medieval unit.

Your students will:

  • Draw a step-by-step upside-down dragon.
  • Draw a side-by-side upside-down dragon.
  • Draw an upside down knight using symmetry.
  • Draw a side-by-side upside-down knight.


  • Medieval study
  • Fairytale theme

What You Get

  • Teacher Instructions - 3 pages
  • Upside-Down Dragon Drawing - 5 pages
  • Drawing Squishy the Dragon - 1 page
  • Upside - Down Knight Drawing - 6 pages
  • Knight Roll & Draw - 1 page
  • Knight Choice Drawing - 1 page

A total of 17 pages

This drawing set is part of a series of drawing lessons designed to teach beginning drawing skills using a Medieval or fairytale theme.  You can get all the lessons in a Medieval Drawing Bundle to save money or see them separately using the links below.


Easily download this PDF with a link that is automatically emailed to you immediately after your purchase and you can begin drawing right away!