How to Draw an Anime Dog

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Anime Dog

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

How to Draw an Anime Dog Step 01

1. Begin by drawing a circle. This will help you to sketch the dog's head.

Easy Anime Dog Drawing - Step 2

How to Draw an Anime Dog Step 02

2. Use a series of connected, curved lines to outline the dog's furry cheeks. Connect the cheeks using a "U" shaped line, outlining the dog's lower jaw. Then, use a curved line and a "U" shaped line to enclose the dog's open mouth.

Easy Anime Dog Drawing - Step 3

How to Draw an Anime Dog Step 03

3. Erase the guide lines of the original circle.

Easy Anime Dog Drawing - Step 4

How to Draw an Anime Dog Step 04

4. Detail the dog's face. Use curved lines to enclose the teeth and tongue within the mouth. Draw a rounded, inverted triangle to indicate the nose. Place a small oval inside it, and shade between them. For the eyes, draw three successively smaller circles, one within the other. Shade between the two smallest to indicate the pupil. Add dimension by drawing curved lines around the eyes.

Easy Anime Dog Drawing - Step 5

How to Draw an Anime Dog Step 05

5. Sketch the ears and the top of the head. Use curved lines to outline the roughly triangular shape of the ears. Notice how one ear is bent in the middle. Then, use curved lines to detail the inside of each ear. Connect the ears at the top using a series of curved lines that meet at points, forming a tuft of fur on top of the head.

Easy Anime Dog Drawing - Step 6

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6. Draw the first foreleg. Use a series of curved lines that meet at jagged points to draw the shaggy chest and shoulder. Then, extend a pair of curved lines to outline the leg. Use overlapping "U" shaped lines to enclose the paw and toes. Then, draw a curved triangular claw at the tip of each toe.

Easy Anime Dog Drawing - Step 7

How to Draw an Anime Dog Step 07

7. Draw the remaining foreleg. Use curved lines that meet at jagged points on the upper leg, and a pair of curved lines for the lower. Enclose the paw using "U" shaped lines, and draw triangular claws on the tips of each toe.

Add More Details to Your Anime Dog Picture - Step 8

How to Draw an Anime Dog Step 08

8. Sketch the dog's body and rear legs. Use long, curved lines for the back, belly, and legs. Note the points of the ankle joints. Enclose the paws using overlapping "U" shaped lines with small triangles at the tips. Then, use curved lines and lines that meet in jagged points to give the fur of the body and rough appearance.

Complete the Outline of Your Anime Dog Drawing - Step 9

How to Draw an Anime Dog Step 09

9. Extend a long, curved line from the hips to form the tail. Enclose the bottom of the tail using a series of overlapping curved lines. Then, enclose curved shapes above the eyes to form the eyebrows.

Color Your Anime Dog Drawing

How to Draw an Anime Dog Step 10

Color your cartoon dog. In nature, dogs come in many colors - black, white, brown, grey, gold, yellow, and red. Some have spots or other markings. Be creative!

For more easy dog drawing tutorials, see the collection of Dog Drawing Ideas for All Levels.

For all dog and canine drawings, see the Learn How to Draw Dogs with Simple Step-by-Step Guides page.

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Learn More About The Anime Dog Drawing

In Japan, the term inu means dog or wolf. Dog characters are frequent features of anime cartoons and chibi art.

Some famous anime dogs include Maru from Kimi ni Todoke, Ein from Cowboy Bebop, Potato from Air, Armageddon from Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties, Pakkun and Akamaru from Naruto, and Heen from Howl's Moving Castle.

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This easy, step-by-step anime drawing tutorial can show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.

Learn more about How to Draw an Anime Wolf or How to Draw a Chibi Wolf.

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

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