How to Draw Knights & Dragons – Upside-Down Drawing – Medieval Times




Integrate your Medieval or Fairy tale lesson with art for a fun drawing activity. Students will learn how to draw medieval knights and a cute, easy dragon. Students will improve their drawing skills by using a grid drawing, upside-down drawing, symmetry, and step-by-step directed drawing with a medieval times theme.

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 – (5 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!

Have you ever tried an upside-down drawing?

What happens in your brain is that instead of naming each part you are drawing, your brain focuses more on the lines and shapes you are drawing. Eliminating the name of what you are drawing helps you draw what you see, not what you think you see. Unfortunately, sometimes your brain can get in the way!! You might be blown away at how well your students can draw (upside-down)!

This lesson will meet the needs of a wide range of learners from elementary to middle school. You can use this set to differentiate or use it with a variety of age levels.

This idea of drawing upside-down was made popular by Mona Brookes 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.


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!



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