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Uploaded: December 27, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
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Updated: December 27, 2010
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Hello everyone, I am back with a fun lesson on a breed of dog that can easily be drawn just by using this tutorial. Today I will start by teaching you guys "how to draw a terrier", step by step. There are many versions of terrier dogs in existence but the most common are the toy sized ones. I mean if you think about it, a pit bull dog is in fact a terrier itself. There is the Jack Russell terrier, the Boston terrier, bull terrier, rat terrier, Scottish terrier, and the list can go on and on. Just because a dog breed has the word terrier in its name, that doesn’t necessarily mean that the dog is a toy breed, or even a small ankle sized dog. Pit bulls are a medium sized dog, and so is the Airedale terrier as well. In this lesson I chose to do a drawing on a small breed pooch since that’s what’s trending nowadays. The tutorial is called "how to draw a terrier", and if you follow the steps and instructions correctly, you will have yourself a nice, neat hand drawn picture of an adorable little doggie that can be hugged, and loved. I will be back in a bit with one last lesson for the day. Don’t worry because tomorrow I will be back with more drawing fun, and a new live session show. So sit back and enjoy what’s next to come for the time being. Peace peeps.

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How to Draw a Terrier

how to draw a terrier step 1

STEP 1.

Real simple lesson to follow here. All you have to do to start things off is draw two shapes, one circle for the head, and an egg shape for the body. You will add the facial guidelines and a neck line.
 
how to draw a terrier step 2

STEP 2.

Begin sketching out the shape of the dogs head which should include the ears, and hairy cheeks and chin. Notice the lining is a bit jagged, this is because some terrier dogs have thick, tight curled coats. Once this is done move to step three.
 
how to draw a terrier step 3

STEP 3.

Now just simply draw out the body including the front legs, back legs, and all of the paws. This is very simple to achieve because the terrier you are drawing is a small breed.
 
how to draw a terrier step 4

STEP 4.

For the last drawing step, color in some small round eyes, a nose, and draw in the tail, brows, cheek detailing and a mouth. Lastly all you have to do is draw in the toe lines for all four paws, and then draw a nice simple coat marking design of your choice. I chose to draw a front chest two toned marking. Erase the guidelines and shapes you drew in step one to clean things up a bit. After all, nobody likes a dirty doggie.
 
how to draw a terrier step 5

STEP 5.

When you are all done, your newly drawn terrier looks very much like the one you see before you now. Just pick some coat colors and shade in the dog breed to your liking. Thanks for joining me with this tutorial on how to draw a terrier.