Step 11. Add details inside the ears and draw neck and shoulders.
Step 17. Fix the brown areas and add some other brown spots on the black fur. Finally add the white fur. Notice how the white fur never touches the brown, it always has a black outline. Draw spots of various forms and dimensions. Another common feature in the pattern of the AWD coat is the white tip of the tail. When the fur is finished add dark brown inside the eyes and add light on the eyes and on the nose. The African Wild Dog is finished, I hope you liked this tutorial!
Step 4. Add fur and other details inside the ear, then draw fur on the cheek and add the other ear.
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Step 2. Draw eye, forehead, upper part of the muzzle and nose.
Step 12. Draw the forelegs and the paws with curved claws on the fingers.
Step 7. In the image you can see AWD’s ears in different angles and positions. They are large, round and moveable. Inside them there is a tuft of long fur.
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Step 2: Draw a smaller circle on the upper left side as a guide for the African wild dog’s head.
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Step 3. Draw the mouth and the chin, then draw the outline of one ear.
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Step 4: Draw a small circle on the lower part of the African wild dog’s head as a guide for the muzzle.
Step 5. Follow the previously drawn guide lines to draw the neck.
Step 1: To draw the head, start with a circle and add two arches for ears. Leave a gap for the neck.
Step 2: Use two tiny ovals for the eyes, a tiny circle for the nose, and a line for the mouth. Copy the pattern of the ears except a tiny bit inside.
Step 15. Add some details to the whole figure and your AWD is finished. Now it’s ready to be colored.
Step 3: Draw the body by drawing lines from the head, one forming the top of the body and the other the right side of the body.
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Similar to snowflakes, no two African wild dogs look alike. All of them have brown coats with black and yellow patches. The patterns of the patches are different on each African wild dog. The African wild dog’s scientific name is Lycaon pictus, which means “painted wolf,” which appropriately describes the look of their coats.
Step 1. First of all draw a circle for the head with guide lines for the eye location, then draw the basic form of the muzzle and a guide line for the nose, draw two large triangles for the ears and two lines for the neck.
For the first few steps, don’t press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
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Step 8: The second hind leg will be mostly hidden by the first, so you only need to add a single line and a small bump to let people know it is there. Your African Wild Dog is now done!
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Step 5: Draw the other front leg just like the first, except hide a little behind the first leg.
Step 1: Draw two circles as guides for the African wild dog’s body. They don’t have to be perfect. They’re just guides. Pay attention to the space between the circles. If they’re too far apart, the African wild dog will be too long.
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In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw an African Wild Dog in 8 easy steps – great for kids and novice artists.
Step 16. African Wild Dogs have a beautiful painted-like fur, it’s not so simple to reproduce so let’s see how to do it in a few steps. First of all add the base color brown/yellow. Then, paint the black areas. Pattern of colors is different on each individual but there are some areas that are colored in the same way in almost every AFW and these areas are ears, muzzle, areas around the eyes and throat, the rest of the body is variable, some AWD’s have more black and some have less black and more brown/yellow.
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Step 7: To draw the tail use two lines that connect at a point that start on the left side.
Step 4: Use two mostly vertical lines to form a leg, with the two lines connecting at the foot. Leave an indent for the toes.
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Step 3: Draw two intersecting lines inside the African wild dog’s head to help you place the facial features later on.
The images above represents how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.
Step 6. Add pupils (round), details to the fur and whiskers. The head of the African Wild Dog is finished!
Step 5: Draw two arcs on top of the African wild dog’s head as guides for the ears.
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Please PAUSE the “How to Draw an African Wild Dog” video after each step to draw at your own pace.
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African wild dogs live and travel in groups called packs. There are usually between 6 and 20 African wild dogs in a pack. African wild dogs are considered to be one of the best hunters in Africa. African wild dogs do most of their hunting during early morning hours or late in the evening.
They are carnivores and prey on animals of many different sizes. At their shoulder, African wild dogs are about 27 to 35 inches tall. They weigh about 55 pounds on average.
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The African wild dog is at risk of becoming extinct in certain parts of Africa. Throughout history, farms and rangers have tried to protect their own livestock by shooting African wild dogs, to prevent them from killing their farm animals. They were a popular target for hunters as well. Their population also declined due to rabies and other diseases. Humans are trying to conserve their population in parks and animal reserves.
Below are the individual steps – you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.
At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the African Wild Dog.
Step 8. Draw the guide lines of the head, then add the guide lines of neck, shoulders and forelegs, body, thighs and hind legs and finally a line for the tail.
Step 6: Draw the bottom of the body, and then draw the hind leg thicker than the front and with a curve. Draw the foot the same as the front leg.
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