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When I look at the sketchbooks of aspiring cartoonists and artists, most illustrations don’t convey a sense of thrust. The artists have worked hard on the eyes, the head, the muscles and so on, but there is no flow to the drawings. They have no direction. The characters are just jumbles of parts, which makes them look stiff. It’s certainly important to master drawing those individual parts. No doubt about it. But the parts need an overall framework in which to exist. That’s where the line of action — shown in red — comes into play.
To learn more about drawing dogs and other animals, check out Christopher Hart’s book, You Can Draw Cartoon Animals.
Trace also the shape of the body and add the collar for design.
How can I draw my dog looking down so it does not end up looking at me?
Sketch the forelegs using two parallel lines and another two parallel lines inside the half circle for the paws. You can add a collar for design.
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There are three main parts to a dog’s body: the head, the rib cage and the hindquarters. Everything connects to those three areas. Notice how the back crests at the base of the neck. The large rib cage gives the dog a powerful chest. The hindquarters rise, although slightly less than the shoulders, and then slope down sharply toward the tail. The tail is an extension of the spine and must flow seamlessly from the spinal cord.
Add details to the paws, defining each “finger” using curved lines. Make sure each paw has four, except in one of the hind legs since in this drawing its other two “fingers” are covered.
Draw an oblong for the neck and an elongated shape for the body.
Step 1: Begin with a circle. Drawing the guidelines on the circle will help you see it as a three-dimensional globe. The horizontal line hangs low on the globe — that’s where the eyes will go. The vertical line is the center line — it divides the face in half.
Draw a big circle and two small overlapping circles at the bottom.
You can draw the eyes at a different angle and more narrow so that it looks like it’s looking down.
With the following tips, you can, too. So sharpen that pencil, get out some paper and let’s get started.
Add the guidelines for the face and draw a vertical line near the edge of the oblong near the head.
Make two small U shapes for the paws, then add three small circles and one big circle.
Everything comes with practice, so don’t worry about it too much. You can only improve your drawing skills by drawing the dog over and over again until it looks better.
Step 5: Now add a smiling mouth, which pushes up into the cheeks and causes creases. The jaw, off to one side, creates a lively smile.
Add another oval and a curved line for the outline sketch of the dog’s body.
Dogs and puppies are immensely popular in comic strips and animation. The cartoonist who can draw convincing dogs has a leg up on the competition.
Draw the mouth and the tongue. In drawing the mouth, you can use a “U” like shape.
It depends on the size of the paper and the type of dog, but the head is usually smaller.
Right: The base of the ear points to the outermost corner of the fold. (The dashes are not part of your drawing.)
You can add teeth or forget about them, depending on the emotion being expressed, and you can even change the shape of the teeth. Spiked teeth work well in angry expressions but not on worried ones — they look too aggressive.
Draw a big circle for the head and slanted smaller oblong for the body.
Wrong: The base of the ear doesn’t connect to anything; it just shoots out into space.
Step 7: Add spots, and erase your guide lines for a clean finished drawing.
Most importantly, though, is the length of the upper lip, which changes according to the expression. Notice how short the upper lip is in the happy expressions here and how long it becomes in surprised or unhappy expressions. The mouth can be “tugged” to one side, which provides an extra accent.
Step 4: The bridge of the nose begins high on the face — between the dog’s eyes — and thrusts forward. Notice how it gets larger as it comes toward you.
You can draw the dog using an image editing program. You can use your computer mouse or laptop trackpad. You can also use a drawing tablet. It connects right to your computer. Whatever you draw on it (using the special pen that comes with it) will appear on your computer screen.
Add the hind legs and the paws of the forelegs. The hind legs are not straight, instead it is drawn using curved lines to make the dog look like it is in a sitting position.
Add another curved line at the back on each side. At the right side you can add a perked up tail.
Add the forelegs using a straight line and another line with a pointed angle at the beginning. For the other leg you can just draw two straight lines.
Most people only think to use the mouth and the eyebrows to create facial expressions, but there’s more to it than that. The shape of the eyes changes, depending on whether the eyebrows crush down on the eyes or lift them up.
All dogs share the same basic head and body construction. By practicing these steps, you’ll soon be able to draw any dog. (Don’t trace. You’ll learn much more if you freehand.)
Draw an arched shape with a curved line as the base for the eyes. Draw three slanted lines for the lashes on each eye and a curved line for the brows.
Sketch a straight horizontal line at the bottom and draw two half circles in front and another two behind.
Sketch the face using two small circles for the eyes and two small curved lines for the brows and an oblong for the nose.
Erase unnecessary lines. Add some shading to the eyes and nose, leaving a small white circle in each of them.
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Finish drawing the actual lines for the feet and the collar.
Add the face, the nose, the ears, the small horns, the eyes and the mouth. You can also experiment on the expressions and emotions of the cartoon.
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Draw two slightly curved and slanted lines that is slightly curved on the bottom attached to each small circle.
Step 6: Big, floppy ears and a thick neck bring this guy to life. A few small teeth on the lower jaw add a professional touch.
This breed has a slender, almost pointed face and an appealing two-toned coat of fur. It always maintains an alert expression and gives the impression of being a large dog. However, under that huge layer of hair is a rather trim animal with an unimpressive build. The small paws are the giveaway.
Draw the outline sketch for the head and body of the sleeping cartoon dog. Try to draw a figure that almost looks like a two cherries. One upward curved line and two ovals.
Sketch the face by tracing the shape of the three circles. Add the ears pointed down on each side.
Use the step by step guide for drawing a lying down dog but draw the background like the beach and add sunglasses to the dog so he is looking cool in the sun and use a darker shade at the top of his skin so it looks like the sun is on the top of the dog.
Add the face of the dog. This is an example of an experimented expression. Since it is a cartoon, it is not limited by principles of realistic drawings.
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The Saint Bernard is instantly recognizable for its long, flapping jowls. It’s not a graceful dog; in fact, its movements are kind of, well, sloppy. It should always appear to be well fed, and it has a sort of dopey personality. Give your Saint Bernard a big nose. The ears are actually shorter than shown here, but cartoons typically depict this dog with long ears.
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Finish the drawing by adding details like shadows and fur lines.
Step 2: The head has three components: the skull, the cheeks and the jaw.
Draw a circle. Add a two curved lines with a pointed angle at the beginning for the dog’s cheekbones. Add a curved line on the right side of the circle extending through the cheekbones.
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The tiny terrier’s neck is surprisingly thick and muscular. The compact body shows very little in the way of a waistline, and the short legs allow the body to hover just above the ground. Note the distinctive triangular ears. He’s also got bushy eyebrows, a bushy mouth, bushy forelegs and hind legs, and small paws.
Draw the basic features of the dog. You can make it look furry, or fluffy as you like.
This tutorial will show you six different and interesting ways to draw a cartoon dog. Let’s begin!
Floppy ears add charm and personality to a dog. Most dog ears fold over, with the exception of short, triangular ears — the kind found on terriers, chow chows, German shepherds and a few other breeds. The most important thing to remember about drawing the folded ear is that the line from the base of the ear should point to the outermost corner of the fold.
How do I make the sleeping dog’s eyes look like they are closed and not just look like the dog is laughing?
You can sketch the same small lines for the hind leg’s paws.
You could look at a picture of a bone and draw it in the dog’s mouth.
You can do several things: a mixture of oil pastel colors, some nice markers like Prisma color, or some colored pencils would do the job! You can also use art software.
But, because our view of the collie as a full-bodied dog is so ingrained in us, it’s better to start with an overall large shape than to draw a thin body and fill it out with hair. The collie is always well-groomed, so don’t let the hair appear ragged.
Draw a big circle for the head and smaller oblong for the body connected to each other.
Draw an oblong for the nose and triangles on each side of the head for the ears. Connect the triangles to the head using straight lines.
The writer of this post has probably practiced many times, whereas this is your first time drawing this kind of dog. If you practice, eventually yours can look just as good!