I have prepared something special for today’s lesson, a 5 step guide on how to draw a cartoon dog! Man’s best friend, what better character to light up your drawings, than a puppy, just like the one in the picture bellow?

Learn to draw this dog

What we are going to do is take it one step at a time, going from basic shapes, like circles and curved lines, to a fine looking doggy, as seen here. In every step of this guide on how to draw a cartoon dog, all you have to do is follow the red lines and that’s all there is to it! Let’s get started!

Step 1: First, we need a basic shape for the body and the head of your puppy, a kidney-bean and an oval, respectively. Then draw one more oval for the snout.

How to draw a dog guide

Step 2: Now let’s give our puppy a chance to play around, by drawing a couple of legs on it’s near side, as seen bellow. Don’t forget the paws, just a couple of small ovals should do it.

draw a dog - step 2

Step 3: This step in our learn how to draw a dog guide teaches you to draw the ears with a couple of curved lines. Add two more legs(similar to those already sketched above), on the far side, then connect the head and the body through a short neck. To make the picture whole, draw a simple tail.

Follow the lines to draw the dog

Step 4: Let’s animate our furry friend, by adding some detail to his face: eyes, a nose, hair and a smiley mouth. After you sketch the toes, you should draw some spots, all over the dog’s body, just in a random pattern, which is up to you.

 Add details to your dog

Step 5: As you can see, by looking at your drawing so far, everything came together quite nicely. All that is left to do is trace the lines you want to keep with a pen and just erase the extras.

Your dog is almost finished

The example shown above is colored in shades of brown, but you can use whatever combination of colors you like for the dog you learned to draw in this guide.

The images used in this hot to draw a cartoon dog guide, were initially posted here. Now let’s have a look at a couple of videos and see how they can help us learn to draw a cartoon dog.

Well, that’s about it for today. I hope you enjoyed our 5 step guide on how to draw a cartoon dog and the videos. Come back later this week for more simple and really great drawing guides.