How to Draw a Dog Head

Learn how to draw a great looking Dog Head with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Dog Head.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Dog Head

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

Dog Head step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

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

Dog Head step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

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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Easy Dog Head Drawing - Step 3

Dog Head step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

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.

Easy Dog Head Drawing - Step 4

Dog Head step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

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.

Easy Dog Head Drawing - Step 5

Dog Head step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

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.

Easy Dog Head Drawing - Step 6

Dog Head step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

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

Easy Dog Head Drawing - Step 7

Dog Head step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

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

Dog Head step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

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

Dog Head step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

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

Dog Head step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

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

For more easy, cartoony drawing tutorials, see the collection of Easy Cartoon Drawing Activities for Beginners.

For all dog and canine drawings, see the Learn How to Draw Dogs with Drawing Tutorials for Kids and Beginners page.

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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.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Dog Man or Balloon Dog Drawing tutorials.

See also, Simple Steps for Drawing a Wolf Head.

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