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Easy How to Draw a Puppy Tutorial and Puppy Coloring Page

The best day to learn how to draw a puppy, might be the day that the infamous Puppy Bowl plays on TV. No shortage of inspiration there!

Just in time for Super Bowl Sunday’s Puppy Bowl, here’s a tutorial to draw a dog that definitely looks like a puppy, and not just a small dog. Puppies have their own special features, just one of the reasons most find them so irresistible.

Dogs come in all shapes and sizes, of course, but a puppy is not just a scaled down version of a full-grown dog. The head needs to be on the large size, and the legs need to be a little short. The combination gives the impression of a body they have yet to grow into, which is true for almost any baby animal (or human!) for that matter.

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Puppy Coloring Page

Materials for Puppy Project

  • Drawing Paper. This is the good stuff you can buy in bulk for a good price.
  • Pencils. I like how this brand always makes nice dark lines.
  • Black Marker. A permanent marker will give you a dark black color.
  • Crayons. The larger packs are nice for more color choices.
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Step by Step Directions for Puppy Project

Time needed: 45 minutes.

How to Draw a Puppy

  1. Draw a U shaped head at an angle.

  2. Add the two ears on the top.

  3. Draw the inside ears, erase the gray lines.

  4. Add two eyes and a nose.

  5. Draw two symmetrical front legs.

  6. Add the belly and back legs.

  7. Draw the nails on the toes, and light fur lines.

  8. Finish with a grass line.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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