How to Draw a Cartoon Dog

How to Draw a Cartoon Dog

How to Draw a Cartoon Dog: Header Image

In the previous tutorial, we created an easy to draw dog. This time we’ll draw a super-cute cartoon dog. This drawing tutorial is a little more complicated, but if you go carefully and follow the step-by-step instructions, it should be easy to create a fabulous looking cartoon dog drawing.

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We will be using some basic shapes to get the dog’s proportions right. Draw the early steps with a light touch as those lines will be erased later.

In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.

You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.

You can find a video version of this drawing tutorial below, as well as a printable PDF version.

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Step-by-Step Instructions
for Drawing a Cartoon Dog

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 01

We’ll start by drawing a circle on the left side of the paper for the dog’s head.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 02

Next, add another circle on the right for the rump. Place it a little lower than the first circle.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 03

Draw a cone shape for the muzzle.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 04

Connect the circles with two curving lines.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 05

Sketch four curving lines where the legs are going to be.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 06

Draw a curved pointy tail.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 07

Draw two curving lines on both sides of each leg line to outline the legs.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 08

Sketch rectangles with curved sides for the dog paws.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 09

Add a triangle for the nose.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 10

Add the details to muzzle and a smiling mouth and two arcs for the chin and cheek.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 11

Detail the teeth and tongue.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 12

Draw a curved line to separate the muzzle. Add details to the nose.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 13

Draw curved lines to separate the belly area and the tip of the dog’s tail.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 14

Add details to the paws.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 15

Draw the ears like heart shapes.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 16

Add a curved line in front of the ear. Our dog drawing is going to have spots.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 17

Draw an eye like a D-shape.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 18

Add pupils and eye brows.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 19

Finally, draw some spots on the dog’s back.

How to draw a cartoon dog Step: 20

Your cartoon dog drawing is ready for coloring. How do you like it?

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