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How to draw a dog in just a few simple steps

How to draw a dog in just a few simple steps

We’re still in quarantine, and God only knows until when this whole COVID-19 situation is going to last, so why not learn something fun. Let’s say a skill like how to draw a dog? Once the quarantine is over this fun skill might come in handy on dates as an ice breaker. Just imagine, you’re at a restaurant or a bar, the conversation isn’t going well and all of a sudden you take a paper napkin, you pull out a pen, and draw a little cute dog! I mean if your date doesn’t love it, then they’re definitely not the one!

Or let’s say your child (if you have children) is bored and loves dogs, you could teach them how to draw a dog and entertain them for a little while!

So, I’m here to teach you the skill you never knew you needed but that will definitely come in handy (at some point in your life!).

If this doesn’t sound like something you’d like to do, maybe make a photoshoot for your dog to keep you entertained during these uncertain times!

How to draw a dog in just 9 steps

I’m going to teach you how to draw a cartoony-looking dog in just nine easy steps. I think even the least artsy people among you are going to be able to draw this dog!

How to draw a dog in just nine easy steps
How to draw a dog in nine steps!

Step number 1

The first step is to draw the dog’s little head and add a little patch of hair on the top. Imagine it like you’re drawing a hairy pear.

Step number 2

Our next step is going to be drawing the ears.

How to draw a dog's ears
Drawing the ears.

Step number 3

After drawing the ears, you’re going to draw the eyes. Draw an oval and color in the bottom and erase a bit on the side.

Step number 4

Now draw the dog’s nose. This shouldn’t be complicated.

How to draw a dog's nose
Drawing a dog’s nose.

Step number 5

Next draw the mouth and add a tongue sticking out of the bottom.

Step number 6

Then you’re going to draw the dog’s body and it’s little legs.

Step number 7

Add the dog’s coat.

Step number 8

Draw the dog’s hind legs.

Now, we’re almost done. After drawing the dog’s fur, you should draw the hind legs.

Step number 9

The final step (and the cherry on top) is drawing the dog’s little cute tail! And you’re done! Congratulations, you just drew an adorable dog!


I’m going to be completely honest with you, I’m not a big painter, but I tried my best! I hope you’ve learned how to draw a little cute doggy dog. If your skills are better than the of an average person, then I have a little more advanced tutorial that might be more suitable for you! Either way, I am pretty sure you’re going to have a lot of fun learning how to draw a (wo)mans best friend!

My name is Jackie and I am a veterinarian with a degree in veterinary medicine. With extensive experience in treating various animals, I am known for my compassionate and personalized approach to animal care.