How to Draw a Basset Hound

How to Draw a Basset Hound?


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Are you looking for an easy dog drawing tutorial? Look no further than this guide on how to draw a basset hound! This playful pup is perfect for those who are new to drawing animals, and with just a few simple steps you’ll have a realistic rendering of your favorite breed. So get out some paper and pencils, and let’s get started!

What is a Basset Hound?

A Basset Hound is a short-legged breed of dog in the hound family. The Basset is a scent hound that was originally bred for the purpose of hunting hare. Their sense of smell and ability to follow a trail is second only to that of the Bloodhound. The name Basset is derived from the French word bas, meaning “low”, with the diminutive suffix -et, together meaning “rather low”. Basset Hounds are usually black, tan or a tricolour combination of these colours. They have long bodies and short legs, which gives them a distinctive look. They are gentle, loving dogs that make great family pets. Though they are Hunting dogs by nature, they are just as happy lounging around.

How to Draw a Basset Hound Step-By-Step

You can quickly learn how to draw a basset hound from start to finish with the help of our user-friendly drawing guide.  It will help you learn the technique of drawing a basset hound by breaking it down into manageable, repeatable steps. You can use this guide to draw a perfect drawing of a basset hound. If you get stuck, use the reference drawing for assistance and follow the steps again until you obtain the required drawing.

It’s time to get started! 

Step 1 

We will first draw an oval shape for the mouth. Place your paper in a vertical position. Draw a small oval shape with a v shape at the bottom of the oval in the middle of the paper. This will be the mouth of the basset hound.

Step 2 

Above the oval shape, we will draw the face and head with a large oval shape on the top of the previous one. This will show the face and head of our animal drawing.

Step 3

Now we will draw the eyes and nose. Draw a circle with a bit of process inside it for the eyes. Repeat this step for the other look. Also, draw brows like folds on the top of the eyes.

Draw a cone shape inside a first oval to represent the nose.

Step 4 

Draw a loop shape in the middle of the mouth to get a dripping tongue. After this step, you will get a complete look at the face and head of the basset hound.

Step 5 

Now in this step, we draw the most significant part of the basset body, two large ears. We will start drawing from the top of the head and draw a large loop with a sharp edge at the bottom. 

Step 6 

After that, let’s draw the body and the feet. It would be best to start with a curved line followed by circular strokes to draw its footprints and front legs. And at last, draw a U shape in the middle of the front legs to shape out its body.

Step 7 

Now draw other feet at the back of the front feet with the same curved lines.

Step 8 

We are almost done with our drawing. Now draw a curved line to show the tail of the dog.

Step 9 

Your drawing is ready for some amazing colors. So, grab your color pencils or crayons to make the drawing more unique.

Step 10

Time to color it!

Congratulations! You have completed your How to Draw a Basset Hound tutorial.

Conclusion on How to Draw a Basset Hound

Basset Hounds are a unique and interesting breed of dog. They make great pets for people who have plenty of time to devote to them, as they require a lot of exercise and love. If you’re interested in owning one of these dogs, be sure to do your research so that you can provide the best possible home for him or her. And if you already own a Basset Hound, we hope you found this article helpful. Please share with other Basset owners and dog lovers!

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