How to Draw a Butterfly on a Dog’s Nose

Our canine companions bring us an incredible amount of joy, so let’s immortalize them forever in a super cute scene – let’s get going!


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Start with a gray pencil and draw an “S” shape roughly in the center of your page, with each end pointing towards the top left and bottom right corner. Add a small circle to the top of the “S”.


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Now extend the tail of the “S” out to the right and flick upwards at the end.


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Move your pencil to the top of the flick, and bring a jagged line downwards, ending level with the horizontal line.


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Now return to the circle at the left-hand end and bring a curved line down and into the right, before bringing it back across to the left in a “loop” to create the head and jaw of your dog.


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Now add a “C” shape to the bottom of this, curving out and back in.


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Add a “teardrop” shape to the top of the “C” you just drew, and add a jagged shape inside this, almost like a sprig of holly. Add another “teardrop” shape just below the top of the head on the right-hand side to create your pup’s ear.


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Then, add another circle just in front of the ear to create the eye of your dog.


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Now add another shape just in front of the join of the jaw – this will be your dog’s tongue!


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Now, return to the jagged line at the back – your dog’s tail – and bring a line down in a “backwards C” shape, curving in and back out, down, and then back across and in to create the back foot.


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Add another line heading downwards from the front and repeat the shape to create a front leg.


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Next, add a line to connect the front and back legs, and add another line underneath to create the belly of the dog.


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Add another half circle to the bottom of the dog’s belly…


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And bring another set of lines in front of the back legs, creating your third leg.


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Add a long, thin “strip” just above the nose of the dog, to begin your butterfly.


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Add three diagonal lines emerging from the top of this “strip” and connect these with a wavy line to create the wings of your butterfly. Then, add two more diagonal lines, heading out to the right.


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Grab a black liner and go over the outline of your dog and butterfly and fill in the nose – leave just a little dot uncolored for now. Then, add tiny claws to the dogs’ paws.


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Next, erase the pencil marks, leaving you with a strong outline.


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Now take an orange pen and add a series of dots to the wings of the butterfly.


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With a yellow pen, fill in the rest of the wings with color.


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Use a brown pen to fill in the main body of the butterfly.


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Then grab a black liner and add a “jagged” shape to the face of your pooch, just below the nose.


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Use the black liner to add “socks” to the paws of your pup.


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Now use a brown pen to fill in the tip of the tail, the socks, the front paw, and the patches, as well as a ring around the eye of the dog.


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Give your dog a bright tongue with a red pen…


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Before lightly shading the entire body with a gray pencil.


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Take a tissue, and gently smudge the grey to create a soft, smooth effect.


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Finally, erase the unnecessary pencil marks, leaving you with a strong, bold outline.


And now we have our own adorable drawing of a cute butterfly perched atop a puppy’s nose – why not try experimenting with different colors, patterns and types of coats?

As the old adage says, a dog is man’s best friend, and the Labrador Retriever seems to have clinched the top spot in the hearts of many dog owners, having topped the American Kennel Clubs list of top ten most popular breeds for the last 30 consecutive years – quite a reputation!

The love of our furry friends knows no bounds – 70% of all pet parents will sign their dogs name on birthday and holiday cards – they are part of the family after all – while 45% of all dogs across the US share their owners’ bed, where they have the ability to dream – according to experts, puppies and senior dogs tend to dream far more frequently than adult pooches.

As well as an ability to dream, there are a number of other similarities between dogs and humans – including their ability to “catch a yawn”. Dogs will not only yawn when they see another dog do so, but they will also imitate you if you yawn in front of them – and if they know you, this is four times more likely to happen!

In addition, dogs can be identified by their nose print – just as a person can be identified from their fingerprint. Speaking of that famous dog nose, each dog will have up to 300 million receptors in their nose – here, they beat humans, who have a mere 5 million.

Perhaps most importantly, dogs have healing powers. Human blood pressure has been shown to decrease by the simple act of petting a dog – this also helps to destress your pooch – and the mere presence of our canine companion is a joy which can never be matched by material goods.

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