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How to Draw Blue Dog

Learn how to draw Blue Dog, the beloved pet of artist George Rodrigue, and find out how fun it is to fill familiar things with very unusual colors.

blue dog art project

I love that he painted his beloved dog in so many colors, which encourages students to be creative with their coloring as well. And if you are partial to super bright ones, then I recommend liquid watercolor paints on watercolor paper. That’s exactly how this sample was created.


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  1. Draw pencil guidelines as shown in the tutorial to assist in drawing.
  2. Students follow the tutorial to draw the blue dog in pencil.
  3. The blue dog is traced with a black marker.
  4. The blue dog is is painted with watercolors.