how to draw cartoon dogs




In this tutorial, I will show you how to create nice cartoon dogs using this adorable example found below. The character is made from one single shape that includes both the head and the body. All lines are drawn with pointed ends and filled with basic colors. Let's see how you can create this simple version in just six easy steps.

How To Draw Cartoon Dogs

A large shape to form the body and the head

First, we need to create a large shape to form the body and the head of the dog. All lines must be slightly curved and two small holes are visible on top of the head (to create the ears in the next step).

How To Draw Cartoon Dogs

Large ears to create a cute puppy

On top of the head, create two large ears as shown in the illustration below. These ears must be large, thick and pointed towards the ground. Once you are done, you can proceed with the next step.

How To Draw Cartoon Dogs

Adding simple arms and legs

In this step, we need to sketch arms and legs for this cute cartoon dog. Notice that once again, all lines are drawn with pointed ends and are slightly curved. Also, the legs must be larger than the arms.

How To Draw Cartoon Dogs

A cute facial expression is all we need

To create an appealing cartoon character, we need to make sure that the facial expression is simple and visually interesting. In this case, you can draw both eyes and pupils using medium circles. Eyebrows and teeth are made from short pointed lines. For the nose, a simple triangle will do.

How To Draw Cartoon Dogs

A few final details to complete this lesson

Finally, you can complete this tutorial by adding a few short lines inside the hands and the feet of this cute animal. A tail made from a curved line can also be seen behind the cartoon character.

How To Draw Cartoon Dogs

a few basic colors for maximum cuteness

Colors are important in the process of drawing cute characters. In this case, the dog is filled with several brown colors. Only the teeth are colored in gray. I also like to use colors on the strokes since keeping all these lines black feels a little bit boring.

How To Draw Cartoon Dogs

Time To Draw More Cute Cartoon Dogs Like This One

I hope you had fun creating this amusing animal. You can learn how to draw more cartoon dogs on this site starting with this incredible bulldog shown in a dynamic posture. You can also try this simple video lesson featuring an adorable character with the tongue outside the mouth. Have fun sketching and drawing more animals like these ones and remember to practice as often as possible.

How To Draw Cartoon Dogs


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