Learn how to draw a great looking French Bulldog with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful French Bulldog.
The French bulldog, sometimes called a Frenchie, is a smart and playful small dog. They stand about 12 inches (30 centimeters) tall and weigh less than 30 pounds (13 kilograms). Their lifespan is up to 12 years.
This small bulldog sports trademark "bat ears" and a very short nose. It is a muscular breed that makes a good watchdog, even though it doesn't bark much. They are popular in cities as they require little outdoor exercise.
Is the French bulldog really French? Yes, it is! The breed was developed in France during the 1800s. In popular culture, it has made appearances in films such as Secondhand Lions, Due Date, and Bringing Down the House.
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Would you like to draw a cartoon of an adorable French bulldog? This easy, step-by-step cartoon animal drawing tutorial is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished puppy.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a French Bulldog
How to Draw a Great Looking French Bulldog for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin by drawing a circle. This will form the dog's head.
Easy French Bulldog Drawing - Step 2
2. Erase portions of the circle, and fill them with two curved lines. These indicate the bulldog's sagging jowls. Texture each jowl with several curved lines.
Easy French Bulldog Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw the dog's nose. Draw a highly rounded inverted triangle, and indicate the nostrils by drawing small spirals. Draw a curved line above the nose to contour the muzzle.
Easy French Bulldog Drawing - Step 4
4. Draw the eyes, erasing as necessary. For each eye, draw a large circle, Inside it, enclose a shape using a large and small "C" shaped line. Draw a curved line above each eye to indicate the brow.
Easy French Bulldog Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw the bulldog's ears, erasing as necessary. For each ear, draw a long curved line and double it back upon itself. Contour the side of the ear with an additional curved line.
Easy French Bulldog Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw a long curved line from the head and double it back upon itself to enclose the dog's irregularly shaped body. Use a short curved line to enclose the stubby tail.
Easy French Bulldog Drawing - Step 7
7. Draw the legs, erasing as necessary. Outline each rear leg using a long curved line. Draw short curved lines at the tip of the paw to indicate the toes.
Add More Details to Your French Bulldog Picture - Step 8
8. Draw the foreleg, erasing as necessary. Outline the leg using a pair of curved lines. Enclose the toes using overlapping "U" shaped lines. Contour the shoulder with another short curved line.
Complete the Outline of Your French Bulldog Drawing - Step 9
9. Draw the remaining foreleg. Outline the leg with a pair of curved lines, and draw overlapping "U" shaped lines to form the toes.
Color Your French Bulldog Drawing
Color your cartoon French bulldog. French bulldogs may be white, cream, tan, brown, or black, and many have markings on the face. Some are brindle - striped in black and brown.
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