Learn how to draw dogs made from simple shapes like a dachshund, a puppy, a chihuahua and a cute brown dog. I will show you how to create a single template that can be used to illustrate all four characters quickly and easily. Once you are familiar with the creation of all four animals, drawing more fun characters and animals using these tips will be easy. Ready? Let's begin with the cute brown dog below ...
First, draw the head and the body using long curved lines. Ears are made from thin oval shapes. Next, draw the eyes using small dots. The nose is done using a large triangle. For the mouth, a simple curved line can be added.
Complete this lesson by sketching the legs and the tail using a bunch of short curved lines. You can also add colors inside the character. In this case, a dark brown color is needed for the tail and nose. A brighter version of the same color is applied on the remaining parts of the cartoon dog.
For this second example, let's draw an adorable cartoon dachshund. First, draw the head and the body using the same technique as the previous character. Both ears are thicker. The nose is also larger and a patch is added around the mouth of the animal.
You can use the same recipe to draw the tail and the legs. This time, a large patch is drawn on the chest of the cartoon animal. Colors are also quite different. The body is dark while both patches are filled with a light brown color.
This cartoon chihuahua is also quite unique. First, both ears are pointing towards the top of the illustration. These ears are also shorter and pointed near the end. A large patch is drawn inside the head. The nose is made from a small oval shape.
The legs are drawn using the same technique. A large patch is added on the chest of the animal. Colors are subtle, but this time all four legs are not the same color as the head and body.
This version is almost the same as the original cartoon dog located on top of this page. However, this one is filled with a dark grey color. Another small difference is the patch around the eye. This subtle change is enough to turn a normal dog into a cute cartoon puppy.
Now it's time to experiment. It's time to draw more dogs, more cartoon animals using your imagination or follow more tutorials using the same template. Have fun creating and don't forget to practice as often as possible. That's the best tip I can give you. :)