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Uploaded: March 6, 2009
Artist: FlareOfAmethyst
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 9
Updated: March 6, 2009
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The way I draw canine front paws. The paws I draw are more cartoony, so things aren't perfect. My paws are easy to draw, though, which is always nice! :)

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How To Draw Canine Front Paws

how to draw canine front paws step 1

STEP 1.

First, you need the skeleton of the leg.
 
how to draw canine front paws step 2

STEP 2.

Begin to draw out the outline for the leg.
 
how to draw canine front paws step 3

STEP 3.

Draw in the actual paw. Canines have four toes, so technically, only two toes should be seen from this position. I like to draw in that third toe. It looks more natural to me.
 
how to draw canine front paws step 4

STEP 4.

Add the fur that's around the elbow and the shoulder joint there. If your canine isn't as furry, use this stage to narrow the space between the elbow and shoulder lines.
 
how to draw canine front paws step 5

STEP 5.

Add the claws. These can be as sharp or as dull as you want.
 
how to draw canine front paws step 6

STEP 6.

Now it's time for the other leg! Draw out the skeleton.
 
how to draw canine front paws step 7

STEP 7.

Draw the outline.
 
how to draw canine front paws step 8

STEP 8.

Add the claws. Don't forget the dewclaw! You don't necessarily need to add this, as it is sometimes removed, especially with show and race dogs.
 
how to draw canine front paws step 9

STEP 9.

Finish by cleaning up stray lines or fixing anything that looks off.