How To Draw A Dog

How To Draw A Dog – Step By Step Drawing Tutorial (Cute Cartoon Dog)


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What’s your favorite animal? If it is a dog then you are at the right place as we will guide you on how to draw a dog.


People have lived with dogs for a long time. Dogs are also considered our closest companions. They have a faithful nature and let’s not deny the fact that they are very adorable and lovable too. Dogs are pretty popular because they are trustworthy, amiable, and fun-loving.

Dogs are also natural comedians since they always make us laugh through their cute behavior. Don’t we all agree to this?

Draw A Dog

In this tutorial, you will learn the best way to draw a dog step by step, in a basic, speedy, and fun method. Let’s get started . . . !

If you follow the steps explained in this tutorial, you will end up with a super marvelous dog drawing. So, this tutorial is ideal for children and adults, novices and experienced.

What Do You Need?

  • Drawing printables
  • Paper/chart
  • Marker/pencil
  • Colors

How To Draw A Dog Step By Step

The key is to start simple and the least complex way to begin is to draw an oval shape. It may not be completely oval but can be slightly boxy or even round. Can you guess what it is? Yes, it is the snout!

Step 1:

Step 2:

We will continue by drawing an inverted U shape above the snout. This will act as the head. The nose is the most essential part of a dog that gives it a powerful sense of smell. So, in this step, you will also add a nose in the oval shape you previously drew. It can be round or slightly triangular according to the way you want it to look. See, you are learning how to draw a dog step by step.

Step 3:

We hope it was all super easy, peasy, and fun for you until now. It’s time to draw the ears. Here, again, it’s up to you how you want to make it; it can be droopy, folded, pointy, buttoned, or of any other shape you want. Here we are going to draw droopy ears. Draw downwards, sloping ears with a curved shape so in the end, they look round and elongated. Make it in a way so that they join the snout.

Step 4:

This step is going to be a little longer and requires more attention. In this illustration, you will learn to draw the eyes, mouth line, and legs of the dog.

First, we need to work on the face portion. Draw two small circles to represent the eyes and fill in the circles. Don’t forget to add two arches above the eyes. These arches are the eye-brows.

Draw a straight line from the bottom of the nose and stretch it downwards. Then draw two curves, one on the left and one on the right so that both of the curves are meeting at end of the mouth line. Up till now, you have completed the mouth part.

Are you excited? Apparently, you have learned how to draw a dog face.

Now add two front legs below the dog’s face. Use your pencil lightly for this portion just in case you might need to rub it out.

Step 5:

In this step, you will learn how to draw the body of the dog. Begin by drawing two curved lines on both sides starting from the baseline of the face and extend it towards the feet. These curved lines would kind of look like a pear. You can choose to draw the size of the body according to your own choice.

Step 6:

This will be the last step to finish our drawing. Firstly, we will draw the hind legs. They would be drawn at the side of the body. It is quite easy to sketch them.

Secondly, we will draw the tail. It can be bushy, curly, long, or even straight. We have kept it long and curvy. We hope it will also not create any issue and this illustration will help you to finish your cutest dog.

Step 7:

Art is like our emotions flowing in a river of imagination and coloring highlights it vividly and provides it with great significance. Every single part of the drawing is explained in an easy way to follow step by step manner.

Coloring is the most creative part of this tutorial. You can use your imaginations to portray your dog.

We are using dark brown for the ears, yellow in the snout, and light brown for the rest of the body.

Congratulations! You have just learned how to draw a cartoon dog. Hope you enjoy these super simple, easy steps and learn how to draw a dog.

If you like dogs or have a dog at home, so please comment if it is similar to the one you made.

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