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Uploaded: April 5, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: April 20, 2010
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It is time for another animal tutorial and this time you will be learning "how to draw a Saint Bernard", step by step. The Saint Bernard is a dog that is very recognized by almost everyone. These dogs are best known to be famous for their rescue missions and through tales of their brave and daring attempts to save people’s lives over the years. This is the dog breed that is known for carrying a small barrel like container around its neck attached to the collar. One of the most famous of all Saint Bernard’s was from the family movie “Beethoven” which was about a family who adopted a St. Bernard puppy that later turned into a huge family member that was sometimes impossible to handle. The Saint Bernard is a strong, muscular dog that is primarily white in color with patches or markings of tan, red, mahogany, brindle and black. Their face and ears are covered in black with the white muzzle untouched. It is said that St. Bernard’s have a sixth sense that allows them to detect and “predict” when danger is near whether it be from weather or a catastrophe. Although the dog is quite large, they are actually very gentle and friendly which makes them excellent family dogs because they have a high tolerance when it comes to little hands from playful children. This giant of a dog is very slow moving unless in a rescue mission, and they tend to be very loyal. Like the German Shepherd, Bernard’s are very intelligent making them easy to train from an early age. Now because they grow to be very large dogs, they need to be trained not to jump on people. Their average weight ranges between 110 to 200 pounds and they need to be regularly exercised to maintain a healthy emotional nature. Saint Bernard’s originated in the Swiss Alps between Italy and Switzerland. It is believed that the dogs breed was made by the mastiff and later crossed with the Great Dane and Great Pyrenees. The end result is what we know and love today. Back in the early days Saint Bernard’s were used as rescue dogs near snowy passes. All in all these were and still are incredible dogs that deserve a lot of respect and compassion. This lesson will show you "how to draw a Saint Bernard", step by step with only a few steps and simple to understand and follow directions. I shall return so stay tuned for more upcoming tutorials that are sure to please.

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How to Draw a Saint Bernard

how to draw a saint bernard dog step 1

STEP 1.

Start with a total of three circles. First with the head shape and then add the facial guidelines. You will then draw a circle shape for the mid section of the dog and then the butt end. Add a line for the front leg and then move to the next step.
 
how to draw a saint bernard dog step 2

STEP 2.

Now you will start sketching out the lower outlined shape of the dog's body as seen here. Sketch the beginning lines for the hind leg and the front leg. Sketch out the two hanging ears and the lips of his muzzle. You can then move to the next step to see what is needed of you to make your Saint Bernard even more alive.
 
how to draw a saint bernard dog step 3

STEP 3.

As you can see your dog is starting to look more like the real thing once this step is complete. All you have to do is sketch out the rest of the dog's body and make sure you show the jagged hairs pieces because this dog has a good amount of hair. Draw out the eyes using the facial guidelines you drew in step one. Add the shape of his nose and then the tongue which is hanging out of his mouth. You will now sketch out the front legs and then the hind and front paws.
 
how to draw a saint bernard dog step 4

STEP 4.

You will start sketching out the marking lines on the Bernard’s body and then finish sketching out the thighs and hidden paw. When drawing out the rest of his body and markings, you will have to make the lining look hairy as you see it drawn here.
 
how to draw a saint bernard dog step 5

STEP 5.

This is your last drawing step and what you will do now is finish off the lining of his body which consist of his tail. Detail and define his body and add some hair lines. Sketch out the markings on the right side of his face and then detail his tongue. Erase the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a saint bernard dog step 6

STEP 6.

This is what your big dog should look like when you are done. All you have to do now is color him in and you’re done. This concludes this tutorial on how to draw a Saint Bernard dog step by step.