When it comes to cute household pets, dogs and cats typically take the top spot as the most popular options. All too often, their relationship is depicted as being full of conflict and fighting – but this doesn’t have to be the case! Read on to learn how to bring a blissful family pet scene to life in no time.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Begin by taking a black fineliner pen, and drawing a small, slightly flattened oval shape on the left-hand side of your page.
On the right-hand side of the oval, bring a short diagonal line downwards towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Then on the left of the oval shape, add a curved line that wiggles down in the same direction.
At the end of the line you just drew, loop the end across and back up to create a “balloon” shape at the end.
Add another “loop” to the left of the first, sticking out to the side.
Next, add another line to the bottom of this second “loop”, creating a strip at the bottom of the shape.
Return to the first “loop” you made, and bring out a long, thin “sausage” shape, pointing towards the left. Add another shape below this one, this time slightly taller, and with the end of the line curving towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
At the end of this line, add a “C” shape, and then add another “loop” to the bottom of this, this time leaving the top open rather than closing it off.
Return to the line to the right of your original oval. Add another curved line beside this, and then add a “square” shape to the end, with the corners rounded and the top left corner not quite closed. Then, add a “semicircle” shape to the top of the curved line – do you see the head, ears, nose, and tongue of your pooch?
From the bottom of the ear, bring a curved line across, around, and down to form the back of the dog, joining the “loop” on the other side.
Now, add another “loop” just beside the first, giving your dog two legs at the back.
Add a curved line ending in a point, and connect back to the body with a jagged line to create a wagging tail!
Add two straight, slightly angled lines just below the ears.
Now for your feline friend! Start by drawing a curved line to the right of the dog, and then add a pointed ear to the end of this.
Just inside the ear, add a smaller triangle, with the bottom formed of a jagged line.
Bring a line down from the bottom of the ear, and then add two sharp points for fur. After these, curve the line across and back up, creating a slight bump where the line meets the one you started with.
Add a wavy line, almost like an “M” shape, above the bottom line, and then another curved line below this.
Add a short curved line heading up from the center of the “M” to meet a small circle, and then add two curved arches to give your cat a mouth, nose, and eyes.
Add a second ear just to the left of the first…
And then use a series of short, straight lines on both sides of the face for whiskers.
Next, add two parallel lines emerging from the left-hand side of the cat’s face, joined at the end with a bumpy line.
Turn to the right of the face, and bring two lines down in a curved “L” shape. Then, follow the curve down towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
At the end of this line, add a “bump” to create a foot for your cat, and then bring the line back up and in.
At the top of the line, bring it down once again at an angle, this time towards the left of the page, and add a second foot. At the top, curve the line-up and across.
Now, use a straighter line to connect the top of the leg to the bottom of the face.
Add a large “U” shape in the center of the cat’s body to create a furry chest…
And then add two oval shapes, one inside the other, directly above the dog – every dog needs a Frisbee!
Add two parallel lines emerging between the cat and the Frisbee, both at a 45-degree angle. The bottom one should be slightly shorter than the top.
Now for some color. Take a brown pen, and fill in the ears, nose, and tail of the dog. Add a patch to the top of the back, and over the right eye in the same shade.
Use a red pen to give your dog a wet red mouth…
And a pink pen for the tongue!
Grab a violet pen, and use this to add some color to the ring of the Frisbee…
Before filling in the center with a purple pen.
Grab the brown pen again, and fill in the bottom of the cat’s mouth.
Then, use the black fineliner pen to shade the nose of the feline…
And a light orange pen for the rest of the body.
Garb a pale orange crayon or pencil, and gently shade in the chest of the cat…
As well as the rest of the dog’s body.
And there we have it – an idyllic scene that proves that dogs and cats can live in perfect harmony, without fighting, drama, or rivalry. Sounds like a great world!