Kelpie dogs have a reputation for being fun, friendly, and super intelligent – and they are also one of the cutest breeds we have ever seen! Let’s spend some time celebrating these adorable pooches by learning to bring them to life through the power of art.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Grab a black fineliner pen, and draw an eye for your pooch in the left of your page – add an almond shape to start, and then add a small circle inside this, with a dot in the center.
Now, add an oval shape to the top of this, and a “lightning bolt” shape above the eye, angled at around 45 degrees.
At the end of the “lightning bolt”, bring the line down at a diagonal, and then across to the right.
Now, add another angled line to the top of the nose, and a jagged line just above the bottom of the mouth.
Return to the bottom of the jaw, and bring a long line down, angled out slightly, and then back in to form a square shape at the bottom – this will be the first paw.
Add a “v” shape to the top of the leg, and then bring another line down from the end of this. Add another paw to the bottom, and then bring the back line up at a 45-degree angle.
Add another two angled lines below the “v” at the top of the leg…
And then bring a line up from the top of the second paw, across to the right, and angled up to meet the back line.
Now, add two points to the top of the head for those distinctive Kelpie ears, and add smaller triangle shapes inside these.
From the bottom of the ears, bring the line down at an angle, and then across to the right. Next, bring a parallel line across from the top of the legs.
Just before the end of this bottom line, bring an angled line down, right, and then back across to the left for another paw. Bring the back line up at a 45-degree angle, and then straight upwards.
Add another line, this time angled towards the top left hand corner of the page, and use this to start the back leg. Add another short line, and then angle the lines towards the left, just as before, to create the back leg and paw.
Bring the back line up, and then across towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Add a jagged line for the tail, and then bring the top of this back up and across to complete the outline.
Add another jagged line just above the line of the tummy…
And then add a wide “v” shape across the top of the back leg.
Next, add a series of straight, geometric lines across the face of the dog, just below the eye.
Continue this down and across to the left, forming a patch on the face.
Grab a brown pen, and fill in the bottom of the legs, the inner ears, and the front of the chest, as well as the eyes.
Now, use a thick black pen to outline the main patch on the dog…
And then shade this in with the black pen.
That has to be one of the most stunning examples of a Kelpie dog that we have been lucky enough to see – but just what shall we call him?