How to Draw Courage the Cowardly Dog

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"I just know something bad is going to happen." - Courage

Would you like to learn how to draw Courage the Cowardly Dog? This easy, step-by-step cartoon character drawing guide is here to show you how to draw a Courage the Cowardly Dog outline.

Courage the Cowardly Dog is the title character of a Cartoon Network cartoon that ran for four seasons from 1999 to 2002. It is of the horror and dark comedy genre.

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Courage lives with an elderly couple, Eustace and Muriel Bagge, in the town of Nowhere, Kansas. Courage is kind, but he is easily frightened and almost always anxious.

This is not surprising, as danger and supernatural events are the norms in his life! After all, his parents were kidnapped by an evil veterinarian and sent to outer space when he was just a pup, and Muriel was once bitten by and became a "weremole."

Courage, though, also lives up to his name. Though nearly paralyzed with fear, he bravely and selflessly acts to save his owners and his friends from the dangers they don't even realize they are in.

Did you know? Like his fellow cartoon canine Snoopy, Courage is considered to be a beagle. He faces down villains like Scooby Doo.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Goofy, Puppy, and Husky.

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Courage the Cowardly Dog Drawing - Step 1

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1. Begin your Courage the Cowardly Dog outline by drawing his large oval-shaped eyes. Draw a small oval within each eye and an even smaller oval inside it. Shade between the two ovals to form the character’s pupils.

Draw a curved line at the bottom of each eye. At the top, draw a very narrow curved triangle overlapping the top of the eye. Erase as necessary. These are Courage’s eyebrows.

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2. Draw Courage’s nose - an upside-down triangle with rounded corners. Connect it to the eye with a curved line, forming the top of the snout or muzzle.

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3. Outline the sides of the upper lip using curved lines. Draw small dots on each side of the lip, and short straight lines crossing outside the shapes. These are the whiskers.

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4. Use three curved lines, two of which meet at a point, to form the open mouth and the human-like teeth. Use shorter lines to enclose the tongue and side of the mouth, the corner of the mouth, and the spaces between the teeth.

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5. Use curved lines to draw the top of the head. Extend two curved lines to form the ears; double them back upon themselves to fully enclose the shapes.

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6. Use curved lines to outline the cheek, the chin, and the body of the cartoon character.

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7. Draw Courage’s arms. Trace a pair of straight, parallel lines for each arm. At the bottom of each set, enclose the fingers and hands using three small “U” shaped lines.

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8. Draw the small rear legs, erasing as necessary. For each leg, extend a pair of curved lines from the body. Enclose the toes and feet using three small “U” shaped lines each.

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9. Complete your Courage the Cowardly Dog outline by drawing his tail and spots. Extend a pair of lines for the sides of the tail. Then, use straight lines to sketch the three points at the tip of the tail. Finally, use curved lines to draw spots on his back.

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Color your Courage the Cowardly Dog cartoon. He is pink with black spots and yellowish teeth. His nose and ears are brown and black.

Courage could use a break from all the drama! Why not give him a dog treat?

For more great Dog drawing tutorials, see the 50 Simple Dog Drawing Ideas post.

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