Learn how to draw a Labradoodle dog in all its curly haired glory. There’s a smart way to make sure all those wiggly lines still look like a dog by the time you are done.
A standard Labradoodle is a first generation hybrid dog that is created by breeding a purebred Standard Poodle with a purebred Labrador Retriever. A website called TheDogPeople.com has a few fun facts they would like you to know about these popular dogs.
- Labradoodles make great family pets as they are happy and easy to train.
- They have different coat types that need lots of brushing but tend not to shed.
- Labradoodles also have energy to spare and need lots of exercise.
Drawing a Labradoodle calls for a plan to make sure you get all that curly hair in place. Starting with the wiggly lines first would be hard to control, so I recommend lightly drawing the basic body shapes first, just to make sure you get the size and proportion of the dog right before making them “wiggly.”
Once the light sketch of the body looks right, students can go over it with squiggly lines to give their dog that curly look. The curly lines are then traced, and the light ones erased of course. This two step approach may seem like it takes more time, but in the end helps avoid a lot of extra erasing and frustrating. After all, if your light sketch looks like the beginning of a dog, then the added curls are just an added feature of a very cute Labradoodle dog.
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Materials for How to Draw a Labradoodle
- 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 marker pens make nice black outlines, 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.
Directions for How to Draw a Labradoodle Step by Step
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to Draw a Labradoodle
- Very LIGHTLY sketch top head shape.
- Lightly sketch the rest of the head.
- Draw the body and front legs, lightly.
- Add the back legs, very lightly.
- Draw over the head with wiggly lines.
- Add wiggly lines over the body and legs.
- Draw wiggly lines over back legs.
- Add tail, more squiggles and horizon.
- Trace with marker and color.