How to Draw a Dog Paw Print

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

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Dog Paw Print.

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"Pets leave paw prints on your heart."
- Unknown

A paw print is a footprint left by a mammal - animals with fur and paws. You can learn how to draw a dog paw print with the help of this cartoon drawing guide.

Paw prints can be left behind in many types of material, including mud, dust, and sand. Wet or muddy feet will leave prints on almost any surface - including the carpet!

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Some people like to preserve their pet's paw print with a simple DIY craft. They press the paw into plaster or clay, leaving behind a paw print that hardens into permanence.

Some artists allow animals to walk through paint, leaving colorful paw prints behind on canvas.

Paw prints are also a part of our popular culture. Paw prints adorn jewelry, clothing, school supplies, and more.

Many pet owners display paw print patterns on their cars, coffee mugs, and other items in order to identify themselves as proud parents of dogs and cats.

Scientists are also interested in paw prints. The fossilized prints of ancient animals tell us much about how they walked and lived.

Researchers can also use paw prints to track the presence of modern-day animals, too. Wolf paw prints, for example, are much larger than domestic dog paw prints; you may not see the secretive wolves, but you can find what they leave behind.

Who left paw prints on your page? To find out, let's get started.

Read more about How to Draw a Dog Step-By-Step.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Dog Paw Print

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

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1. Use a long curved line to enclose the irregular shape of the dog's central paw pad. The shape should resemble a rounded triangle.

Easy Dog Paw Print Drawing - Step 2

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2. Draw the first of the toe pads by drawing an oval shape.

Did you know? Some people call the toe pads of a cat's paw "toe beans." Why? Because the tiny pads resemble jelly beans.

Easy Dog Paw Print Drawing - Step 3

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3. Use a curved line to enclose the irregular rounded shape of the second toe pad.

Easy Dog Paw Print Drawing - Step 4

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4. Use a curved line to enclose the irregular rounded shape of the third toe pad.

Easy Dog Paw Print Drawing - Step 5

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5. Draw an oval to form the final toe pad of the paw print.

Easy Dog Paw Print Drawing - Step 6

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6. Begin drawing the claws or toenails of the paw print. Use curved lines to draw a small triangle.

Easy Dog Paw Print Drawing - Step 7

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7. Draw another toenail, enclosing a small triangle.

Add More Details to Your Dog Paw Print Picture - Step 8

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8. Draw the third toenail using a triangle shape.

Complete the Outline of Your Dog Paw Print Drawing - Step 9

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9. Draw the final toenail, a curved triangle shape.

Color Your Dog Paw Print Drawing

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Color your dog paw print cartoon. Pawprints are often depicted in brown or black. But be creative - you can even capture the paint-inspired colors of Lisa Frank style paw prints!

For more fun drawing ideas, see the How To Draw a Dog Biscuit drawing guide.

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