Ready to learn how to draw a dog? This one lets you see his cute face and the side of his body, with just a few step by step instructions.
Front views of dogs are nice, and they make for easy symmetrical drawings, but sometimes you want to see a bit of the side too.
This tutorial will help students draw a dog with a simple face and slightly turned body. It makes the dog look a bit more active, and allows room to really showcase the tail too.
Preview of the step by step Dog tutorial
- Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
- Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
- Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent markers make nice black lines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
- Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
- Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.
Time needed: 45 minutes.
- Draw a collar and head.
- Add two ears on top.
- Draw the face and dog tag. Erase inside ears.
- Draw one front leg.
- Add the other front leg.
- Draw the back leg.
- Finish the back leg and tail.
- Add a background and dog house.
- Trace with a marker and color.