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Uploaded: December 25, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: December 25, 2010
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For a while you guys have been asking me to do a tutorial that can teach you "how to draw a Maltese", step by step. The reason why I didn’t fill the requests right away is because I’m not too fond of this dog breed. I know that sounds mean but it’s true. The Maltese reminds me of a typical ankle biter dog that barks nonstop whenever a stranger comes around. I mean seriously, that high pitch barking noise that these dogs let loose is pretty annoying. Even though I am not a fan of this breed, I know many people here are. Now I’m not saying that the Maltese is ugly because I think they are adorable little dogs. The problem with the Maltese is the fact they are high energy dogs that remind me of little brats. I hate how they get pampered, and how it never seems wrong to feed a Maltese or any other toy breed from the table. How come big dogs don’t get pampered in such a way? My German Shepherd is forbidden to enter the kitchen when everyone is eating and it’s not because he is too big, it’s because my siblings and parents feel that if he is in the room someone will find a piece of dog hair on their plates. Anyways, let’s get back to talking about the Maltese shall we. These small dogs have been one of the world’s most popular dog breeds for years now. It is the very same dog that appears on those small dog food cans named Cesar dog food. The cool thing about these dogs is their background. They are a breed that was developed in Italy and it is believed that the Maltese is a product of mixing the miniature spaniel with a poodle. Their name was created because they come from a place called Malta in Italy. They are also known to be a popular dog of royalty all over the world, and they are a part of the luggage breed. That means the Maltese is a breed that woman like to carry around in their bags, doggie purses, and even on their arms. It was a recognized breed by the AKC back in 1888, and is still a strong seller even today. I think you will love learning ""how to draw a Maltese" especially if you are a Maltese breed lover. I will be back in a bot so stay tuned in.

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How to Draw a Maltese

how to draw a maltese step 1

STEP 1.

Draw the head shape for the dog, and then draw out the body shape which should resemble an egg. When that is done draw in the facial guidelines.
 
how to draw a maltese step 2

STEP 2.

Begin sketching or drawing out the curly like lining of the dogs head, ears, and then the jowls and chin. Once you have a fully formed dog head shape you should move to step three.
 
how to draw a maltese step 3

STEP 3.

Now you can draw out the Maltese's body starting with the front legs, then the chest, belly and then back legs. Draw in the tail, and move to step four.
 
how to draw a maltese step 4

STEP 4.

Now that the Maltese has a fully formed body drawn out, you can now draw in the eyes, nose, and mouth. Color in the eyes leaving behind some glare shapes, and then add some simple detailing or definition to the snout, tail, and legs. Erase the lines and shapes that you drew in step one to clean up the drawing.
 
how to draw a maltese step 5

STEP 5.

Here is what your dog looks like when you are all done. Now you can color it in and use this cute pooch on your next drawing.