How to Draw a Dog Bone

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The type of bone typically rendered in cartoons - and in this drawing guide - is known as a long bone. Long bones are hard and dense. They give the body strength and structure and are used to help you move around. Long bones can be found in the arms, legs, wrist, ankle, and fingers. The thigh bone, or femur, is a long bone.

Long bones and filled with both yellow and red bone marrow. Red marrow produces blood cells and yellow marrow is used to store fats.

Why do we feed bones to dogs? Bones contain minerals and nutrients. They also satisfy a dog's desire to chew, which in turn helps clean their teeth. Additionally, the dog food that we feed our pets today was not invented until 1860. For thousands of years, family dogs were simply fed table scraps. This often included bones and undesirable portions of meat.

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Would you like to give a dog a bone? This easy, step-by-step dog bone drawing guide is here to help you draw one. All you will need is a sheet of paper and a pen, pencil, or marker. You can use this same bone drawing guide to depict a skeleton, a dinosaur dig, or the flag on a pirate ship.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Dog Bone

How to Draw Dog Bone: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing a diagonal curved line. This outlines one side of the bone, called the shaft.

How to Draw Dog Bone: Step 2

2. Draw a second curved line alongside the first. The shaft of the bone is thus completely outlined.

How to Draw Dog Bone: Step 3

3. Draw a "C" shaped line overlapping the end of the shaft. This begins to form the end of the bone, called the epiphysis.

How to Draw Dog Bone: Step 4

4. Draw another curved line, overlapping the former portion of the end of the bone but not completely enclosing it.

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How to Draw Dog Bone: Step 5

5. Draw another curved line, overlapping the end of the shaft and completely enclosing the epiphysis.

How to Draw Dog Bone: Step 6

6. Draw a curved line extending from and overlapping the opposite end of the shaft, forming the epiphysis on the opposite end of the bone.

How to Draw Dog Bone: Step 7

7. Draw another curved line, continuing one lobe of the bone's end.

How to Draw Dog Bone: Step 8

8. Draw a "C" shaped line from the lobe to the shaft, completely enclosing the bone.

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How to Draw Dog Bone: Step 9

9. Draw curved lines parallel to the shaft and epiphysis of the bone. Draw small circles at the tips of the epiphysis. These lines and circles give the bone texture and a three-dimensional appearance.

How to Draw Dog Bone: Step 10

Color your bone. Cartoon dog bones are typically white in color as if bleached by the sun. Fossilized bones may be tan, brown, or even black, depending on the conditions of fossilization.

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