How to draw a Dog easy with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. for beginners and kids
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
Draw an irregular circle shape to outline the shape of the dog’s head.
Emphasize both sides of its face when drawing the head to form chubby cheeks. This will definitely make your dog look more adorable!
Make sure that the outline of your dog’s face is drawn in the upper portion of the paper. This ensures that there will be sufficient space at the bottom for its body.
— Outline the Dog’s Head and Body
Draw an outline of the dog’s body right underneath its head. As you can see in the illustration, its body is positioned sideways because the dog is looking at its left side.
You can opt to follow the drawing in the illustration exactly how it is or position the dog any way you like!
— Put a Collar on the Dog’s Neck
Draw a long, narrow rectangular shape across the dog’s neck to create a collar. Don’t forget to adorn the collar with a jewelry dangling at the bottom!
Feel free to style and design the collar any way you want! You can add patterns on the collar itself, or customize the ornament hanging down from the collar.
— Draw the Dog’s Front Legs
Draw the dog’s front legs with a paw right below its chest. Don’t forget to add three toes on each paw!
You can create the paws by simply drawing separate curved lines to form the toes.
— Next, Draw the Dog’s Hind Legs
Now that we have successfully drawn the dog’s front legs, it’s time to draw the ones at the back to complete its set of legs.
Create a bent hind leg by drawing a curved facing towards the bottom part of the dog’s back. Afterwards, draw a paw with three toes right underneath the leg.
Since the dog is facing sideways, only one hind leg should be visible, as shown in the illustration.
— Afterwards, Draw the Dog’s Tail
Form the tail of your dog by drawing a curved, narrow line with a tapered end. Draw the outline of the tail upward to make your dog seem happy and excited.
In the illustration, we drew a pointed tail, but you can definitely draw a furry tail or any shape or form of tail you prefer.
— Then, Draw a Pair of Dog Ears
Continue by drawing an ear on each side of the dog’s face. We think droopy or folded huge ears would look best, as shown in the illustration.
However, don’t hesitate to draw the ears however you want, whether it’s standing upright or cropped.
Remember, the structure of the dog’s ears greatly depends on its breed and the emotion it is feeling.
— Now, Draw the Nose and the Mouth
On the bottom portion of the face, draw an upside down triangle shape to outline the dog’s nose.
Then, draw two connected upward curved lines to create the lips. Now, to structure the mouth, draw a curved V-shaped line right underneath the lips. Don’t forget to add a curved line inside the mouth to create the tongue!
— Draw the Eyes to Complete the Drawing
Finish your drawing by completing your dog’s facial features.
Draw two upright oval shapes above its nose to outline the eyes. Then, draw two tiny circles inside the eyes. Shade the entire eyes except the tiny circles.
These two unshaded small circles will serve as the “glimmer” in your dog’s eyes, adding a more dramatic effect to its facial expression.
Now, it’s time for the most exciting part—choosing the colors and coloring your dog drawing!
The coat of a dog comes in four primary colors: black, white, brown, and red. However, these primary colors exist in various shades, thus so can the color of a dog’s coat.
This gives you a wide range of color options to choose from when coloring your dog drawing.