How to Draw a Dog

If there is any creature that truly sits at the heart of the family home, it is the humble canine. Dogs are known as mans best friend, and their loyalty and love is testament to this. To celebrate the wonders of our precious pooches, we have all you need to know to draw your own super cute dog – let’s get started.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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How to draw a dog step by step 1

Grab a black pen, and draw a wavy “n” shape on the left of your page.


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How to draw a dog step by step 2

Bring two wavy lines down inside this, and bring them across to almost meet, leaving a small gap at the bottom in the center.


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From either side of the gap, bring a curved, slightly jagged line up to meet in the center at the top, creating a point.


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Now, add two wavy ears to the sides of the head.


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Add an almond shape to either side of the face, and then add a small circle inside each of these for the eyes.


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How to draw a dog step by step 6

Add a small, heart-shaped nose to the center, and then bring two curved lines down from the bottom of this.


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Bring a line down from the bottom of the left side of the face, and take this in and down. Add three bumps at the bottom for a paw, and then bring the back line up for the back of the leg.


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How to draw a dog step by step 8

Bring a wavy line across to the right…


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How to draw a dog step by step 9

And then add a leg to the back. Bring the back of this up, across slightly, and then back up to the top of the page.


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How to draw a dog step by step 10

Curve the line up, and then take a curved line to the top of the page, and loop it down to form the tail. Connect this to the right ear with a curved line.


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How to draw a dog step by step 11

Add another leg to the back, just in front of the first…


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And then add another paw above the front one, with a line behind the leg.


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Add a curved line to the top of the tail, and then patches all across the top of the back.


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How to draw a dog step by step 14

Shade the central patch and the face and ears with a light brown pen.


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Use a black pen for the front patch, the back patch, and the bottom of the tail.


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How to draw a dog step by step 16

Use a light yellow for the top of the face, above the nose.


And there we have it – a precious pooch, just waiting for a name, a loving home, and an adventure – but where will he head to first?

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