Is there anything cuter in this world than a puppy? In this tutorial I will show you how to draw one step by step, from scratch. I will lead you from the basic “skeleton” of the drawing to the proportions of the head, and then to the final lines. You’ll see that it’s not so hard to create a 3D pose like this!
If you want a more detailed guide to drawing dogs, try this one instead:
1. How to Sketch a Puppy’s Body
Draw a messy oval. Don’t worry about it being perfect!
Attach two circles to its front and back. This will be the torso (the big circle in the front) and the hips (the smaller circle in the back). Make them tilted to create a 3D pose.
Sketch the length and direction of the legs and tail. The legs shouldn’t be longer than the torso.
Draw the circular head, about the size of the hips, attached to the top of the torso.
All the body parts need some thickness. Define it by drawing a circle/oval in the joint areas.
Outline the whole body.
2. How to Draw a Puppy’s Head
Draw a cross in the center of the circular “head”. Then draw the nose’s width in the lower half.
Draw the eye sockets, the muzzle, the nose, and the lower jaw.
Draw the upper eyelids to create the area for the eyes. Draw the upper lips as well.
Finish the shape of the eyes and nose.
Finish the outline of the muzzle.
Add more details to the face.
3. How to Finish a Drawing of a Puppy
Gently outline the puppy’s body, drawing short series of lines to create a natural connection between the parts (torso and legs, for example). Give a triangular tip to the paws to make them more dog-like.
Darken the areas that require it: the eyes, the nose, the lips, and the claws.
Darken the main outline and shade the whole puppy in a simple way.
You have drawn a cute little puppy! If you want more tutorials like this, try one of these:
Or maybe you’re searching for more dog-related tutorials? Check out these, then: