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Uploaded: January 1, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: January 2, 2010
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Hello my fellow artists, welcome to another drawing lesson at Dragoart.com. Today I will start by submitting a tutorial that will teach you "how to draw a simple dog, step by step". Drawing simple animals is the best way to get the creative juices flowing through your fingers because you can always gradually start drawing something more complex by taking it to the next level. The simple dog that I drew is cute, and very friendly looking. I could go on and on about how I enjoy sketching animals. But unfortunately, not everyone here likes to draw felines or dogs all day long. There is so many different poses that I could have drawn this dog in but, since I was going for a simple front view, I thought the artist should feel like they are being stared at by the cute pooch. I think you will find that this tutorial is going to be easy, and fast. I guarantee that learning “how to draw a simple dog, step by step”, has never been so easier before. I have to go but I will return. Have fun for now guys, peace out and happy drawing!

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How to Draw a Simple Dog

how to draw a simple dog step 1

STEP 1.

SInce you will be drawing a simple dog, this tutorial is going to be easy. Start with a circle shape for the head and then add the facial guidelines. You will then draw a larger circle for the dogs chest and body. Lastly, draw the shoulders, and front legs.
 
how to draw a simple dog step 2

STEP 2.

All you have to do here is draw the shape of the dog's ears, and then draw a small bump for his hind end. Next, add a line for his bushy tail.
 
how to draw a simple dog step 3

STEP 3.

Sketch out the shape of the dog head and then define the shape of the ears. Next, use the facial guidelines you drew in step one to draw the eyes, and muzzle. As you can see this pup has some loose jowls.
 
how to draw a simple dog step 4

STEP 4.

Sketch some detailing for the ears, forehead, and then add some eyebrows. Draw in the eyes and color in the pupils, and then sketch out his nose and the rest of the shape for his face. Lastly, draw out the neck, shoulder, hind en, and then fully draw the dog tail.
 
how to draw a simple dog step 5

STEP 5.

Draw the actual shape of his front legs and doggy paws, and then sketch out the back end of his body, and a hint of his back paw,
 
how to draw a simple dog step 6

STEP 6.

Now that you have come to the last step of this tutorial on how to draw a simple dog, you will thicken the lining for the dogs legs, and then add some nails. Define the chest, and then the tail. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.
 
how to draw a simple dog step 7

STEP 7.

Here is what your drawing comes out looking like when you are done. Choose a color pattern for your K-9 friend, and you are all done drawing a simple dog.