How to Draw a Dog Head

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Learn how to draw a great looking Dog Head with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial. You can now easily create a beautiful Dog Head drawing.

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Would you like to learn how to draw a dog head? This easy, step-by-step animal drawing tutorial will help you master the dog head outline.

In some contexts, the term "dog face" is used as an insult. But more often, dogs are used as a symbol of loyalty, protection, and unconditional love.

In ancient times, dogs were associated with certain gods or goddesses. Dogs or hounds also appeared in medieval heraldry.

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The dog face is also an emoji. On most devices, it appears as a generic dog of light and dark brown or brown and white. It is used to playfully talk about dogs or as one of the 12 animals of the Chinese zodiac.

If you'd like to draw more than just the dog's face, continue to this how to draw a realistic dog tutorial.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Dog Head

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How to Draw a Great Looking Dog Head for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

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1. Begin the dog head outline by drawing his expressive eyes. First, use curved lines to outline the gentle teardrop shapes of the eyes, pointed on the outer corners. Within each eye, draw two large circles, one inside the other. Shade the inner circles to indicate the pupils. Above each eye, indicate the brows by drawing a series of curved lines.

Easy Dog Head Drawing - Step 2

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2. Use curved lines to trace the nose. Use a long curved line for the top of the nose, with spirals at each end to indicate the nostrils. Use another curved line for the bottom of the nose, and detail it with a vertical line.

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3. Draw a wide, curved "W" beneath the nose. Draw another curved line at each end of the "W," and a "U" shaped line beneath it to outline the tongue. Detail the tongue with a curved line down the middle.

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4. Draw a series of short, curved lines that meet at jagged points on each side of the nose and below the tongue. Above the mouth, draw many small dots to indicate the whiskers.

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5. Next, begin to outline the dog face using overlapping long and short lines. For the top of the head and side of the ear, use long lines. Between them, draw a series of pointed and "U" shaped lines.

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6. Complete the outline of the ear using a series of long lines that meet at jagged points, lending the appearance of fur.

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7. Draw the remaining ear. Again, use long and short curved lines that meet at jagged points.

Add More Details to Your Dog Head Picture - Step 8

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8. Complete the ear using long lines that meet at jagged points. Then, use overlapping curved lines to draw the furry side of the face between the ear and chin.

Complete the Outline of Your Dog Head Drawing - Step 9

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9. Complete the dog head outline by drawing furry-textured lines to contour the ears and face. Indicate the neck with curved lines that meet at jagged points.

Color Your Dog Head Drawing

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Color your dog face outline. Retrievers may be blonde, black, brown, or reddish in color.

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