how to draw a chihuahua

How to Draw a Chihuahua

Step 1.

Start this first step by drawing out the basic guidelines and shapes to form a frame for your adorable Chihuahua. First you will draw a medium sized circle for the shape of the head and then add the facial guidelines as shown. You will then draw out the shapes of the ears as well as the two lines for the neck. Now draw an egg shape for the body and then add the limb guidelines and shapes.

Step 2.

In this next step you will start drawing out the shapes of the ears as you can see here and then make two small arches for the lining of the eyes. Next sketch out the shape of the nose and then you can move down to were the legs are and begin sketching out the dogs legs and paws. When you are done proceed onto the next step.

Step 3.

Now what you will first tackle in this step is the finishing of the eyes shapes. You will then add the nostrils and then sketch out the mouth or jowls. You will then sketch out the shape of the neck which will define his chest. Then move down to the right and start sketching out more of the Chihuahua's leg and under belly. Next detail the paws by sketching out the thick stubby nails on each paw.

Step 4.

Here is where it's gets really fun. You will now start to sketch in the defining shape of the large bat like ears and then detail his face by giving him a brow and pupils. You will next sketch out the bridge of the snout and then detail his nose. You will then add more of a line to the mouth and make his mouth slightly open with some teeth showing through. Now add some detailing skin lines on his chest and then draw out the rest of the belly as well as the back limb shape, paw, and nails. You will define his feet by giving him some foot padding on the front paws. End this step by adding his small tail.

Step 5.

This is your last drawing step and what you will be doing here is detailing and defining your Chihuahua. First detail his eyes as shown and then his snout or muzzle. Next make some small dots for the whisker holes and then sketch out the chest markings as well as the makings on his lower limbs. You will then shape out the dogs body some more and start erasing the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.

Step 6.

When you are done your Chihuahua should come out looking like this. ALl you have to do is color him/her in any color you want. You can even make him look like the Taco Bell dog. That is it you are done, you have just finished this tutorial on how to draw a Chihuahua step by step. I will be back soon so stick around gang.

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Uploaded: September 26, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: May 15, 2010
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Artist comments

Well hello again DragoArt members and visitors. I have a special treat for all you dog lovers out there. This tutorial for the day is going to be on a pet that millions of people own. Today I will be showing you "how to draw a Chihuahua". These small bundles of joy (and sometimes terror) have become more and more popular with pop culture even though it happens to be an animal. They first started gaining their popularity when Taco Bell decided to use them as their advertising mascot. Over time the “Yo quiero Taco Bell” pup just seemed to grow on people, and I’m not just talking about with children and females either, men are known to own a Chihuahua or two as well. Now the Chihuahua is a small breed of dog that has sort of an apple shaped head, a stubby snout, big bold eyes, and large erect ears that are actually part of their distinctive trademark. If you think the description of his head and face sound weird wait till I tell you on how their body is shaped. For starters they have a stout body which happens to be loner than its tail, and the tail is a skinny pointed shaped piece of cartilage that curls back and sometimes the tip of the tail stays erect. The breed can be found with either short hair or long hair at which point they look similar to a Pomeranian. As you may know the Chihuahua is definitely classified as a pampered pet and because of this they are not recommended for children. Chihuahuas are known to have a “fresh” personality and because of that they are a very snappish and protective which means that this breed should not be trusted around kids and other people they do not know. To me they are ankle bitters because they can only rip at someone’s ankle or foot if they were to attack while standing. Even though these dogs only weight about two to six pounds and are only six to nine inches tall, they can certainly become a nuisance if they are not your pet. There is a new movie coming out by Disney that stars these small dogs called “Beverly Hills Chihuahua” due to be released October 3rd. This tutorial will show you how to draw a Chihuahua step by step. The instructions will help you draw this dog with ease and when you are done you can color him/her the way you want. I will be back with more drawing fun in a bit so stick around.