How To Draw A Cartoon Dog

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Drawing a Cartoon Dog step by step. One idea to draw a basic Cartoon style Dog and color it too.

How To Sketch A Cartoon Dog Step By Step

Draw A Cartoon Dog Tutorial

When learning how to draw a Cartoon Dog, it's best to follow an example first and then from there try and draw your own interpretation of it so that you learn. Here is another drawing tutorial which is in the same spirit as the How To Draw A Cartoon Cat one I did previously, but this time we attempt to draw a Cartoon Dog step by step yet again with drawing illustrations along the way.

As always you can start off with a round oval shape that represents the head and work on the curve that is the foundation for the body and from there follow the step by step pictures and try to draw this Dog idea in Cartoon form.

Sketching The Cartoon Dog Figure

Sketch The Figure Frist In Draft
Draw A Basic Head And Curved Line
Draw A Basic Head And Curved Line
Draw A Back Leg
Draw A Back Leg
Now Draw A Front Leg
Now Draw A Front Leg
Draw In The Underbelly And Dogs Tail
Draw In The Underbelly And Dogs Tail

Sketching In Some Doggy Details

Your Cartoon Dog Needs Eyes, Ears And Other Stuff

Now that you have a basic framework you can start to add the all important features like eyes and ears and nose etc. This is when you can alter anything if it doesn't look right and also you can see the Dog design come together quite quickly after this stage.

Draw In The Eyes And Other Features

Loosely Marking In The Dogs Features Now And Start To Darken The Pencil Lines
Draw Eyes, Ears And Nose  Quite Loosely
Draw Eyes, Ears And Nose Quite Loosely
Add Pupils For They Eyes And Define The Shape Of The Face.
Add Pupils For They Eyes And Define T...
Darken The Eyes And Add The Teeth And Sketch In Some Eye Brows
Darken The Eyes And Add The Teeth And...
Draw The Top Of The Mouth Pointing Into The Nose
Draw The Top Of The Mouth Pointing In...
Shade In The Ears To Give You An Idea Of Shadow
Shade In The Ears To Give You An Idea...
Darken And Define More Pencil Lines
Darken And Define More Pencil Lines
Draw The All Important Dog Collar Around It's Neck
Draw The All Important Dog Collar Aro...
Sketch In Some Small Details
Sketch In Some Small Details

Define And Add Details To Your Dog Drawing

Darker pencil lines help to make your cartoon Dog drawing more clearer and it's your last chance to improve the drawing as you go along too. Try to keep the details simple and very basic for any cartoon that you sketch.

Don't worry about getting it right first time. Just have fun drawing.

Darken All The Pencil Lines

Defining Pencil Lines
Define The Front Legs
Define The Front Legs
Follow The Lines And Make Them Jagged To Represent Fur
Follow The Lines And Make Them Jagged...
Draw In Small Black Claws On Feet, 3 On Each
Draw In Small Black Claws On Feet, 3 ...
Add Random Lines All Over Dogs Body To Show Fur And Hair
Add Random Lines All Over Dogs Body T...

Use An Ink Pen To Ink The Full Pencil Drawing

Ink Your Drawing

Using a gel ink pen or any kind of ink pen you can draw over your pencil lines and improve the drawing at the same time. The idea is to try and add small details and slight touches that help bring your Cartoon Dog to life.

The more you get used to inking your work, the better at it you get and your art style will emerge eventually bringing a sense of capability and confidence to your Cartoon drawings.

Ink The Whole Pencil Drawing

Draw Over The Pencil Lines And Try To Improve Your Cartoon Dog Drawing
Ink The Entire Dog Drawing
Ink The Entire Dog Drawing

Color Your Cartoon Dog Drawing

Coloring With Crayola Twistables

I used Crayola Twistable pencils to color in this Cartoon Dog drawing. I hope that your own drawing is looking exactly how you want it! Now I used a few colors for this one:

  • A Dark Brown for the Dogs fur.
  • An Orange for the Dogs Fur Mid tone
  • A Yellow for the highlight on the Dogs fur
  • Red for the collar
  • Blue for the eyes
  • And a Peach color for the Dogs Mouth

If you want your drawing to look smoother I suggest using a White Crayola pencil to blend all of the colors together, but that's not essential really.

Have fun drawing this and many other Cartoon drawings I have planned!

Coloring Your Cartoon Dog

Color A Cartoon Dog With Crayola Twistable Pencils
Add Dark Brown To The Dog's Fur
Add Dark Brown To The Dog's Fur
Coloring Dog
Coloring Dog
Finishing Off With The Brown Pencil
Finishing Off With The Brown Pencil
Overlay Orange Pencil Lightly Over The Brown
Overlay Orange Pencil Lightly Over Th...
Continue To Color With The Orange Pencil
Continue To Color With The Orange Pencil
Finish With The Orange
Finish With The Orange
Add Some Light Peach Color To The Mouth Area
Add Some Light Peach Color To The Mou...
Add Some Red To The Collar
Add Some Red To The Collar
Then Color A Bit Of Orange On The Collar
Then Color A Bit Of Orange On The Collar
Start To Color In Some Yellow On The White Spaces And On The Collar
Start To Color In Some Yellow On The ...
Add Yellow On All Of The Cartoon Dogs Body
Add Yellow On All Of The Cartoon Dogs...
Color In The Eyes Blue And Add Your Artist Signature
Color In The Eyes Blue And Add Your A...

See How To Draw A Cartoon Dog Step By Step

Pause The Video If You Want To Follow Along Drawing This Tutorial
Updated: 02/01/2012, onepagearticles
 
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onepagearticles on 02/02/2012

Cheers now!Hope your daughter likes this drawing tutorial.

ThePartyAnimal on 02/02/2012

Great Job - I love it. I will share with my daughter too who loves to draw.

onepagearticles on 02/01/2012

Thanks again! I've got a cartoon Elephant one in the works and a Crocodile one too....I may try and work my way through the General Animals and then draw other stuff in the Cartoon style. Cheers now!

Angel on 02/01/2012

Once again... too cool. I love to draw and my children do too. So we are going to use your tutorials to have some fun. You are so talented! Keep them coming.

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