How to Draw a French Bulldog

Easy, step by step French Bulldog drawing tutorial
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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.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a French Bulldog

French Bulldog drawing - step 1
How to Draw French Bulldog: Step 1

1. Begin by drawing a circle. This will form the dog's head.

French Bulldog drawing - step 2
How to Draw French Bulldog: 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.

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French Bulldog drawing - step 3
How to Draw French Bulldog: 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.

French Bulldog drawing - step 4
How to Draw French Bulldog: 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.

French Bulldog drawing - step 5
How to Draw French Bulldog: 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.

French Bulldog drawing - step 6
How to Draw French Bulldog: 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.

French Bulldog drawing - step 7
How to Draw French Bulldog: 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.

French Bulldog drawing - step 8
How to Draw French Bulldog: 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.

French Bulldog drawing - step 9
How to Draw French Bulldog: 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.

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How to Draw French Bulldog: Step 10

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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