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How to Draw Scooby Doo

Easy, step by step Scooby Doo drawing tutorial
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"Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? We've got some work to do now.
Scooby Dooby Doo, where are you? We need some help from you now."
-Theme song, Scooby-Doo, Where Are You!

The first Scooby Doo cartoon series aired in 1969, laying the groundwork for decades of television shows and movies. The title character was a talking Great Dane described as "cowardly and gluttonous but good-natured." Scooby traveled the country with his friends Shaggy, Fred, Daphne, and Velma, looking for mysteries to solve.

Each episode followed a predictable formula, with few exceptions: the gang encountered a mysterious phenomenon that seemed to be supernatural in origin. Upon investigation, they would discover a very human villain tricking the local townsfolk. Each villain would say, "And I would have gotten away with it, too, if it weren't for those meddling kids!"

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Though part of the Mystery, Inc. crew, Shaggy and Scooby are often frightened by the ghouls they encounter. Their courage is fortified when they are fed Scooby Snacks.

Would you like to draw a pup named Scooby Doo? This easy, step-by-step cartoon dog drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Cute Narwhal, Unicorn, and Bat.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Scooby Doo

Scooby Doo drawing - step 1
How to Draw Scooby Doo Step 1

1. Begin by drawing Scooby's snout. Draw a curved, inverted triangle for the nose, and use curved lines to enclose the two portions of the upper lip. Draw two ovals above the snout to form the eyes. Draw a circle within a circle inside each, and shade between them to form the pupil.

Scooby Doo drawing - step 2
How to Draw Scooby Doo Step 2

2. Draw Scooby's head. Use curved lines to enclose the open mouth, the tongue, and the lower jaw. Note the three lines at the corner of the jaw that indicate folds of skin. Use curved lines to outline the forehead, ears, and neck. Draw curved shapes to form the eyebrows, and enclose a triangular shape to detail the inner ear.

Scooby Doo drawing - step 3
How to Draw Scooby Doo Step 3

3. Complete Scooby's neck with a curved line. Then, use three curved lines to enclose his collar. Draw a diamond within a diamond just below the collar, forming the name tag. Outline the letters "SD" on the surface of the tag. Connect the tag to the collar using pairs of curved lines.

Scooby Doo drawing - step 4
How to Draw Scooby Doo Step 4

4. Use a long, curved line to outline Scooby's back. At the base of the back, outline the hip and leg. Use overlapping curved lines to form an irregular triangle.

Scooby Doo drawing - step 5
How to Draw Scooby Doo Step 5

5. Extend an "S" shaped line from the hip, and double it back upon itself to form the tail.

Scooby Doo drawing - step 6
How to Draw Scooby Doo Step 6

6. Draw Scooby's foreleg using long, curved lines. Notice the sharp points at the shoulder and ankle. Enclose the foot using "C" shaped lines to form the toes. Also, enclose toes along the back foot.

Scooby Doo drawing - step 7
How to Draw Scooby Doo Step 7

7. Extend a long, curved line from the collar to the foreleg to outline Scooby's chest and stomach.

Scooby Doo drawing - step 8
How to Draw Scooby Doo Step 8

8. Use long, curved lines to sketch Scooby's foreleg. Enclose the foot using "C" shaped lines to form the toes.

Scooby Doo drawing - step 9
How to Draw Scooby Doo Step 9

9. Use a series of curved lines to draw Scooby's rear leg and paw. Enclose several spots on his back and shoulder.

Complete Scooby Doo drawing
How to Draw Scooby Doo Step 10

Color Scooby Doo. He is typically brown in color with black spots and a blue collar.

You can learn to draw an entire pack of cartoon dogs, or you can discover Scooby's next mystery among our fantasy creatures.

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