How to Draw Christmas Snoopy

Create a wonderful Christmas Snoopy drawing with easy, step-by-step instructions and video tutorial. Great for kids and beginner artists!

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"It was the night before Christmas, 40 below, when Snoopy went up in search of his foe." - "Snoopy's Christmas," song by The Royal Guardsmen

Would you like to learn how to draw Christmas Snoopy - your favorite cartoon canine wearing a Santa hat and holding a present? This easy, step-by-step cartoon character drawing tutorial is here to show you how.

Snoopy is a starring character in the Peanuts comics and cartoons by Charles Schulz. He is a pet beagle who belongs to Charlie Brown.

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Snoopy's first Christmas special was A Charlie Brown Christmas, which debuted in 1965. In it, Snoopy's doghouse wins a Christmas decorating contest.

Other Peanuts Christmas specials included It's Christmastime Again, Charlie Brown, Charlie Brown's Christmas Tales and I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown. Snoopy, of course, played a starring role in each.

During the 1960s, the band The Royal Guardsmen released a Christmas song featuring one of Snoopy's most famous alternate identities - that of a World War I flying ace facing off against the Red Baron. In the song, the two enemies put warfare aside to enjoy a Christmas truce.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Woodstock from Peanuts, Eleven from Stranger Things, and Daffy Duck.

Easy, step by step Christmas Snoopy drawing tutorial
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Christmas Snoopy

Christmas Snoopy drawing - step 1
Christmas Snoopy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 01

1. Begin by sketching Snoopy's face. Use a curved line to outline his muzzle. Then, shade small ovals for the nose and eyes. Draw a wide "U" shaped line to form the smiling mouth.

Christmas Snoopy drawing - step 2
Christmas Snoopy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 02

2. Draw two curved lines across Snoopy's forehead, and connect them on each end. This is the brim of Snoopy's hat. Draw a curved line descending from the brim - this will become the pointed top of the hat. Then, use a curved line to outline Snoopy's ear.

Christmas Snoopy drawing - step 3
Christmas Snoopy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 03

3. Use a long curved line to complete the outline of the hat. At the tip, draw a circle. Use a curved line to complete Snoopy's head and neck.

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Christmas Snoopy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 04

4. Draw a pair of curved lines across the neck, and connect them with short lines on the sides. This is Snoopy's scarf. Then, draw the arm using a pair of curved lines. Begin drawing the fingers using "U" shaped lines.

Christmas Snoopy drawing - step 5
Christmas Snoopy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 05

5. Complete Snoopy's hand and fingers using overlapping curved lines. Then, draw the end of the scarf blowing in the wind. From the neck and arm, extend a pair of curved lines, and connect them at the end. Draw short lines along the end of the scarf to form the fringe.

Christmas Snoopy drawing - step 6
Christmas Snoopy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 06

6. Draw the gift that Snoopy is holding. First, draw a bow. Use overlapping curved lines to enclose the knot and sides of the bow. Then, use a series of lines that connect at points to outline the three-dimensional box.

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Christmas Snoopy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 07

7. Use curved lines to detail the texture of the bow, draw ribbons on each side of the package, and sketch the corners of the box within the outline. Below the gift, draw Snoopy's stomach using a curved line.

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Christmas Snoopy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 08

8. Use curved lines to complete the torso and enclose the leg, foot, tail, and a spot on Snoopy's back.

Christmas Snoopy drawing - step 9
Christmas Snoopy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 09

9. Draw Snoopy's remaining foot and leg. Detail the toes with short curved lines.

Complete Christmas Snoopy drawing
Christmas Snoopy step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your cartoon of Snoopy. He is white with black spots.

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