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This time we’re going to create a simple dog drawing. You’ll find that drawing a cute dog is easy and fast with the step-by-step drawing tutorial. The tutorial is suitable for kids and people of any skill level.
If you’re looking for a more challenging dog drawing tutorial, check the How to Draw a Cartoon Dog drawing guide.
In the guide below, each step adds only a simple line or two to the drawing. A cute puppy dog will take shape incrementally.
It’s best to sketch with a pencil as some of the lines will be erased before the dog drawing is complete.
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In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
You can find a video version of this drawing tutorial below, as well as a printable PDF version.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Simple Dog
We’ll start at the top of the paper and draw an arc for the top of the dog’s head.
Next, draw another arc to complete the outline of the head.
Draw an oval for the muzzle.
Add two elongated ovals on both sides of the head for the ears.
At the bottom of the paper, draw a horizontal line. The line should be a little longer than the head is wide.
Connect the head to the horizontal line with two curving lines.
Draw another pair of curved lines for legs. The lines should follow the shape of the curving lines from the previous step.
Draw two D-shapes for the front paws.
Connect the ends of the horizontal line to the body with two short arcs. These lines form the back legs.
Draw a curved line for the tail.
Complete the dog’s tail with another arc.
Draw two more D-shapes for the back paws.
Remove the extra lines in the paws.
Draw short lines for the toes at the back paws.
Draw another set of short lines for the toes at the front paws.
Add a pair of ovals for the eyes.
Draw thick arcing lines for the eyebrows.
Draw a D-shape for the nose and complete the dog’s face with a smile.
Clean up your dog drawing and color it. Drawing a dog wasn’t hard, was it?
Printable Drawing Tutorial
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