How to Draw a Dog – Easy Step by Step Tutorial

How to Draw an Easy Dog Finished

We get asked how to draw a dog all the time. It’s easy to see why as they are our most popular pets, even to the point of becoming part of the family.

As usual we’ll take you through how to draw a dog step by step with pictures and a time lapse video at the end. Don’t forget to sign up to our email list so you can be the first to know when we publish another high value blog post!

Table of Contents

How to Draw a Dog Step 1 Draw the Oval Shape Snout

How to Draw a Dog Step 2 Draw the n Shape for the Head

How to Draw a Dog Step 3 Draw the Triangular Nose

How to Draw a Dog Step 4 Draw in the Ears

How to Draw a Dog Step 5 Draw the Eyes

How to Draw a Dog Step 6 Draw the Dog’s Mouth Under the Snout

How to Draw a Dog Step 7 Draw in the Front Two Legs

How to Draw a Dog Step 8 Make the Body

How to Draw a Dog Step 9 Draw in the Hind Legs

How to Draw a Dog Step 10 Draw the Tail

How to Draw a Dog Step 1 Draw the Oval Shape Snout

The first step involves drawing an oval shape in the middle of your page. This will be the snout of your dog. From this snout we will draw the head of the dog step by step.

How to Draw a Dog Step 1

How to Draw a Dog Step 2 Draw the n Shape for the Head

Now we are going to use a large lower case n for the head of the dog. You could also think of it as an inverted U, but best to think of it as the dog’s head from which we can build the other steps.

How to Draw a Dog Step 2

How to Draw a Dog Step 3 Draw the Triangular Nose

At this point you can shape the dog’s nose, which is constructed by drawing a triangle as the picture shows. You can sketch or colour in the nose with a dark colouring pencil or felt tip.

How to Draw a Dog Step 3

How to Draw a Dog Step 4 Draw in the Ears

This step involves drawing in the ears of the dog, on the left and right sides of the head. There are a few options here – pointy ears, droopy ears, or even one ear drooping and the other pointing up.

How to Draw a Dog Step 4

How to Draw a Dog Step 5 Draw the Eyes

It’s time to draw the eyes which involves two circles above the snout as the picture shows. Dogs actually have eyebrows like us humans so just draw two inverted n shapes over each of the eyes.

How to Draw a Dog Step 5

How to Draw a Dog Step 6 Draw the Dog’s Mouth Under the Snout

Draw a straight line heading downwards from the triangular nose and then fill in a wavy line from the left to the right for the mouth. The whole thing will look like an elaborate W which is curved.

How to Draw a Dog Step 6

How to Draw a Dog Step 7 Draw in the Front Two Legs

Draw in two legs at the front of your dog as the picture shows. Consult the time lapse video to help as well.

How to Draw a Dog Step 7

How to Draw a Dog Step 8 Make the Body

Now we can make the dog’s body. This involves drawing a shape fitting in with the front legs which is similar to the bottom part of a pear. Again have a look at the picture and time lapse video to help.

How to Draw a Dog Step 8

How to Draw a Dog Step 9 Draw in the Hind Legs

At this point we can draw in the hind legs pointing outwards. Have a good look at the picture or time lapse video to help.

How to Draw a Dog Step 9

How to Draw a Dog Step 10 Draw the Tail

The last step involves drawing in the dog’s tail. This will be a kind of oblong shape pointing to the right or left, in this case to the right.

How to Draw a Dog Step 10

Done! Now you know how to draw an easy dog!

If you enjoyed this blogpost feel free to try our ‘Wolf Drawing Easy Tutorial:’

Wolf Drawing Easy Step by Step Tutorial

Or you could check out our ‘How to Draw Angel’s Wings Tutorial.’

You can find another awesome dog drawing tutorial here:

How to Draw a Dog Face




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12 thoughts on “How to Draw a Dog – Easy Step by Step Tutorial

      1. Thank you! I sent your site to my friend and now she is also drawing from your pics! She forgot how much she liked to draw when younger. Thank you! 🥰

      1. Well my site is old bird travels solo, so to impart that vibe. I’m using a little penguin with helicopter blades flying holding suitcase. She doesn’t look old is all! I don’t want glasses because I don’t use them I imagined a couple of feathers moulting but that’s hard to make look like feathers not just dirty bits😂😂😂😂

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