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How to Draw a Cartoon Dog

Prashant Sawant Mar 16, 2020
Everybody loves cartoons and most have a special affinity for cartoon dogs. If you too wish to create your own cartoon canine, the following story will provide few easy steps.
Dogs are one of the most common pets around the world. They are faithful animals who give us company and never fail to bring a smile to our lips with their funny antics. This is the reason they are commonly depicted in cartoons or caricatured.

Steps to Draw a Cartoon Dog

Drawing cartoon dogs is very simple and can be a fun activity when bored. The steps given are like a puzzle that helps you to draw a cartoon dog in few easy steps where kids can easily draw them by just looking at the illustration.
Before you start drawing a sketch of a cartoon dog, you will need a pencil, paper, an eraser and colored pencils to color the sketch. To begin with, you need to first draw a freehand sketch by following the steps as given.

Step 1: Body and Head

Let us begin with the head of a dog. Draw two overlapping ovals that will form the head and snout as shown. Next, draw two similar-sized adjacent circles to form the body.

Step 2: Connect the Shapes

You need to give a definable shape to the body and head. First, complete the body by connecting the two big circles with curved lines. Next, connect the head to the body in a similar fashion.

Step 3: Legs

To draw the legs, make two elongated shapes for front legs and another two slightly behind them for the hind legs.
At the end of these elongated shapes for legs, draw four little ovals for the paws. Now, give the front legs a slender shape and the hind legs a slightly broad shape at the top to define the thighs.

Step 4: Other Detailing

Draw curved shapes for the ears and bushy shaped tail.
You can make your ears standing or droopy and tail narrow or slender. Now draw oval-shaped eyes and nose. Add more detailing like the mouth, tongue and hair.

Step 5: Final Step

Erase the unwanted lines on the sketch. Fill up other details, like adding patches on the body of your dog or drawing a belt on its neck.

Adding Color to Your Cartoon Dog

Make your dog look more attractive by coloring it with your favorite color shades as shown.
Voila! There you are, ready with your cartoon dog. Do not get disappointed if your sketch does not turn out to be the way you hoped. 

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