Traditional-Drawing Tutorial: Learn How to Draw 7 Different Types of Dogs



In this tutorial I'll explain how to draw 7 different types of dogs. It is great practice for muscle memory, line work, proportion and opening up your eyes to what you are really seeing from an artists viewpoint. the 7 dogs are: Golden Retriever, Basset Hound, Cocker Spaniel, Collie, English Bulldog, German Shepherd and Irish Setter. Hope you enjoy this
tutorial.


End result:
Learn How to Draw 7 Different Types of Dogs Final Image

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Step 1

Materials:
14 sheets of tracing paper
7 blank white index cards 3" x 5"
Small Ruler
Mechanical pencil 0.5mm lead
Kneaded Eraser

Please read step one fully, it is very important!

For those who only wish to draw a certain dog, you will locate each dog as following:
Golden Retriever - Step 2 - 18
Basset Hound - Step 19 - 34
Cocker Spaniel - Step 35 - 47
Collie - Step 48 - 60
English bulldog - Step 61 - 75
German Shepherd - Step 76 - 95
Irish Setter - Step 96 - 107

Step 1.

Take a 3x5 card and measure your distances as shown in accompanying picture.


Step 2

Draw in a rough shape of your dog.


Step 3

Draw in the grid for eyes, nose and mouth placement


Step 4

Now roughly draw in the eyes, nose and mouth into the grid.


Step 5

With a new sheet of paper covering your grid, draw in the eyes, nose and mouth.


Step 6

Now start drawing in the fur around left ear. Study the image for guidance.


Step 7

Keep drawing the fur around ear, image will guide you.


Step 8

Start drawing in the fur detail near left eye, use image to guide you.


Step 9

Keep filling in the fur on the left side of the face, image will guide you.


Step 10

Draw in the fur around the mouth and finish coloring nose in, image will guide you.


Step 11

Start drawing in the middle right of face, from mouth area to top of head. Image will guide you.


Step 12

Following drawing, add in more fur on right side of face.


Step 13

Start drawing in the right ear, image will guide you.


Step 14

Finish drawing on ear , image will guide you.


Step 15

Start drawing in the neck fur on left side of head, image will guide you.


Step 16

Draw in more neck fur, working your way to the right side of head. Image will guide you.


Step 17

Finish drawing in the neck fur, following image as guide.


Step 18

Your drawing should look like this. Congratulations, you did it!


Step 19

Take a new sheet of paper and draw in your rough drawing of dog head, using a 3x5 card, draw your measurements from finished drawing. Eyes, nose and mouth.


Step 20

Using you measurement card to draw in your grid on dog head, eyes, nose and mouth.


Step 21

Using grid, roughly draw in eyes, nose and mouth.


Step 22

With a new sheet of paper over grid, draw in eyes, nose and mouth.


Step 23

Start drawing in the fur, around left top of head, use image as guide.


Step 24

Continue to add fur to left ear and face, image will guide you.


Step 25

Draw in more fur on left ear, image will show you where to draw it in.


Step 26

Still fill in fur on the left rear, following image guide.


Step 27

Finish up drawing the fur on the left ear, using image as guide.


Step 28

Starting drawing in chin and filling in nose, image will guide you.


Step 29

Keep filling in fur on center of face, using image as your guide.


Step 30

Fill in the fur around the right eye, image will guide you.


Step 31

Fill in the fur on right side of face and right ear, using image to guide you.


Step 32

Finish drawing outside of ear, using image to guide you.


Step 33

Fill in some of the inner fur of the right ear, image will show you where.


Step 34

Finish the inner fur of right ear, image will guide you. You have just drawn a Basset Hound, well done!


Step 35

Now to draw the Cocker Spaniel, grab a new sheet of paper and a 3x5 card. lay out your measurements.


Step 36

Using your measurements, draw in your grid for eyes, nose and mouth.


Step 37

Roughly draw in the eyes, nose and mouth on grid.


Step 38

With a new sheet of paper and grid underneath it, draw the eyes, nose and mouth on the new paper.


Step 39

Start drawing the fur on left top of head, image will give you guidance.


Step 40

Draw in the left ear, using image to guide you.


Step 41

Draw in the curly fur into the left ear, use image as guide.


Step 42

Start drawing in the fur around the left eye and cheek, image will show you where.


Step 43

Start drawing in the fur on center and right side of face.


Step 44

Start filling in the hair around nose and mouth. image will guide you.


Step 45

Draw in the mouth and fur surrounding it, use image as guide.


Step 46

Draw in the neck, collar and part of right ear, image will show you where.


Step 47

finish up the right ear and you are done, image will guide you. Well done!


Step 48

Its now time to draw the Collie, get a new sheet of paper and 3x5 card, make your measurement guide for out grid in next step and do a rough draft of Collie head.


Step 49

Using your measurements, draw in the grid on the rough draft of Collie.


Step 50

Roughly draw in eyes, nose and mouth over grid.


Step 51

New sheet of paper placed over your grid, draw eyes, nos and mouth.


Step 52

Fill in the fur between the eyes and the nose, image will guide you.


Step 53

Draw in the surrounding facial fur, use image as a guide.


Step 54

Draw in the left top of head and left ear, image will guide you.


Step 55

Now start drawing in the ruff around the left side of head, image will guide you.


Step 56

Draw in the right ear, the ruff at the bottom of face and on right side, image will guide you.


Step 57

Draw in more of the ruff on the left side, image will guide you.


Step 58

Draw in the longer ruff on the left side, image will show you where.


Step 59

Draw in the longer ruff in the center and start it on the right side. Use image for guidance.


Step 60

Finish up the long ruff as image shows. You did it, you have now drawn a Collie!


Step 61

Now for the English Bulldog for my good friend Reaprevenge, a fellow Brit for him. Get a new sheet of paper and 3x5 card, make your measurements for the later grid. Make a rough outline of your bulldog.


Step 62

Using you measurement card. make the grid over your rough draft.


Step 63

Draw in the eyes, nose and mouth.


Step 64

With a new piece of paper covering your grid, draw in the eyes, nose and mouth.


Step 65

Start filling in fur around nose and eyes, image will guide you.


Step 66

Fill in the lines around the nose, covering the cheeks, image will guide you.


Step 67

Start drawing in the fur around the left eye. Image will guide you.


Step 68

Draw in the left ear, the crease on left side of forehead and top of head. image will give you guidance.


Step 69

Draw in the neck area and part of back on left side. Use image for guidance.


Step 70

Finish drawing in back, using image for reference.


Step 71

Draw in the right side of head and ear, image will show you where.


Step 72

Draw in the texture of the left side of the mouth, follow along with image.


Step 73

Draw in the texture on to the tongue, image will guide you.


Step 74

Draw in the texture for the right side of the mouth and start the middle neck, use image as your guide.


Step 75

Finish drawing in the neck on right side. YAY!!!! You did it! You drew a English Bulldog!


Step 76

Lets draw a German Shepherd now. Get a new sheet of paper and 3x5 card, make your measurements and make your rough draft of dog head.


Step 77

Draw you grid for eyes, nose and mouth using your measurement card.


Step 78

Draw a rough draft of eyes, nose and mouth in the grid.


Step 79

Place a new piece of paper over your grid and draw the eyes, nose and mouth.


Step 80

Draw in the fur lines around the left eye, image will show you where.


Step 81

Draw in the top of head and left ear, drawing will guide you.


Step 82

Draw in the fur on the left ear, image will show you where fur goes.


Step 83

Draw in more fur on left cheek and start filling in nose, image will guide you.


Step 84

Draw in the left side of the neck and the tongue, image will guide you.


Step 85

Shade in the tongue and lower part of nose, use image as guide.


Step 86

Shade in the right side of his mouth, use to guide you.


Step 87

Draw in hair on the forehead and around right eye.


Step 88

Draw in the right ear and side of face, use image as your guide.


Step 89

Draw the fur into the right ear, follow the image for guidance.


Step 90

Draw in the fur on the right cheek, image will guide you.


Step 91

Draw in the fur below the mouth area, image will show you where.


Step 92

Draw in the neck fur, working to the right side. Image will guide you.


Step 93

Finish the upper part of neck fur going to the right, image will show you where.


Step 94

Start drawing in the bottom ruff on the left side to middle, image will show you where.


Step 95

Finish up the ruff from middle to right, image will guide you. Well done, you have now drawn a German Shepherd!


Step 96

Take a new sheet of paper, give a rough shape of the head of an Irish Setter, then make your measurement card on the 3x5 card.


Step 97

Using your measurements, draw in you grid on you rough draft head.


Step 98

Roughly draw in the eyes, nose and mouth.


Step 99

Place a new piece of paper over the grid and draw in the eyes, nose and mouth.


Step 100

Draw in the texture around left eye, nose and fur on nose, image will show you where.


Step 101

Draw in the tongue and texture to lower mouth, image will guide you.


Step 102

Draw in lower jaw and neck fur on left side, follow the image provided for you.


Step 103

Draw in fur, working from left side of the neck, follow along with the image.


Step 104

Draw in the fur texture along cheek, right eye and forehead. image will guide you.


Step 105

Draw in the top of head, work your way down on left side of ear. Let image guide you.


Step 106

Finish up ear and add more texture to neck fur, working to the right, image will guide you.


Step 107

Finish up the fur on right side of the neck and you are all done. Way to go, You have just drawn a Irish Setter!!!



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52 Comments:

avatar ponti55
ponti55 says:

Another excellent, well written tutorial

(5 years and 33 days ago)
avatar chandershekhar

good tutorial.............

(5 years and 33 days ago)
avatar madamemonty

They're all so beautiful, could you please do a drawing tut for a dobermann, I've had quite a few over the years and they have been the most wonderful companions

(5 years and 33 days ago)
avatar nishagandhi

cool

(5 years and 33 days ago)
avatar George55
George55 says:

Very nice tutorial again Tapiona, you know, my weekness is to see a dog playing around in the yard and having fun. It is so meaningful to see those little eyes looking at you so faithfully. I lost my little poodle two years ago, still miss her. "Little Angel" was her name.... oh, well, stop crying now. I will try some of your drawings, myself!

(5 years and 33 days ago)
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Guest says:

Good Job On All Of The Pictures That You Drew

(5 years and 25 days ago)
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Guest says:

Good Job on the dog pictures!!!! I bet you spent lots of time on the pictures of the dogs!!!!!!!!!!! Great efffort on these pictures of the dogs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(5 years and 25 days ago)
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Guest says:

I love you so much!!!!!!!! I love your pictures of the dogs!!!!!!!!!!



from:rebyu97@gmail.com(Rebecca Yu)
to:you guys

(5 years and 25 days ago)
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Guest says:

these drawings are AMAZING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(5 years and 23 days ago)
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Guest says:

Nice

(5 years and 13 days ago)
avatar DML
DML says:

Excellent tutorial!!!, very very helpfull, a lot of congrats for this work.

(5 years and 9 days ago)
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Guest says:

so cute german shepherd

(5 years and 8 days ago)
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wonderful .. i followed your cat tut....I hope to use this in the future.... thanks for taking the time to share.

(5 years and 8 days ago)
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Guest says:

excellent work, thank you so much! I will use this in my Graphic Design class. remdog

(4 years and 342 days ago)
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Guest says:

You can't just use these measurements, they only works in this perspective.

(4 years and 335 days ago)
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Guest says:

me encantaron tu dibujos, y quiero q agas un perro cachorro raza: Bigils por fabor

(4 years and 294 days ago)
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Guest says:

kukuu qaaa paskee hekk derii tii kee vizatuu-4-

(4 years and 293 days ago)
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Guest says:

Guao exelente tu trabajo Muy bien, me gusto muchisimo. Eres exelente dibujando sige asi y me Gustaria que isiseras una poodle cachorrita hembra la necesito porfavor y te felicitones exelente pag.

Te lo escribo en Ingles tambien:

Wow exelente your job right, I love. You drawing is excellent as well and I would like one isiseras female poodle puppy and you need it please pag excellent congratulations.

(4 years and 273 days ago)
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Guest says:

Thank you SO SO much!!! This helped me learn how to draw! Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(4 years and 268 days ago)
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Guest says:

excellent drawings! my daughter is 10 and she is doing an irish setter for one of her book reports. she turned it in and the teacher thought that an artist did it , but i video taped my daughter drawing the picture so she got an A+ !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! if it wasnt 4 u my daughter would have gotten a C or an F!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SO THANK YOU FOR THE TOUR OF EXCELLENT DRAWING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(4 years and 238 days ago)
avatar hereisanoop

very nice

(4 years and 185 days ago)
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Guest says:

rock on! you should make your own how to draw book.

(4 years and 178 days ago)
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Guest says:

this website sucks! jk i love it!

(4 years and 148 days ago)
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Guest says:

great !fantastic task your have tought to us...thanks

(4 years and 135 days ago)
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[banned] says:

thank but is a little hard

(4 years and 36 days ago)
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Guest says:

It was fun! fun!

(4 years and 6 days ago)
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[banned] says:

i love it

(4 years and 2 days ago)
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Guest says:

hi nice drawings they are absolutly amaaing i drew one but it was better than yours thanks by

(3 years and 328 days ago)
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Guest says:

hi these drawings are rubbish joking thery are good but i drew one of the dogs and it was way better than yours you suck and rock

(3 years and 328 days ago)
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Guest says:

omg ur the perfect artist u r awsome!

(3 years and 324 days ago)
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kaylie [banned] says:

Thanks for the tutorial!!! It was awesome!

(3 years and 307 days ago)
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Guest says:

Collie was amazing. It looks just like mine. trying it now. So excited!!!

(3 years and 291 days ago)
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[banned] says:

I love these picure I am going to draw them all!

(3 years and 231 days ago)
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Guest says:

great work !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(3 years and 202 days ago)
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[banned] says:

great drawings! very good! luv them xxx

(3 years and 185 days ago)
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[banned] says:

cool i tried but did not look good u are good drawrer i suck

(3 years and 156 days ago)
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Guest says:

very awsome! it looks realistic. I love the golden retriever one it looks my dog i'm trying to draw it you are a fantastic drawer please draw more!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

(3 years and 132 days ago)
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[banned] says:


Some really good reads and wonderful ideas. Thanks for sharing your thoughts.
how to draw

(3 years and 37 days ago)
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Guest says:

Awesome tutorial!!!

(3 years and 23 days ago)
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Guest says:

these drawings are amazing !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i made the last one which actually looks like a golden retriever and it looks excellent (yours is better ofcourse)

(2 years and 266 days ago)
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Guest says:

The instuctions looked hard so I'm going to find an easy one. I do not think you should use this and anyway only 3 of the dogs look cute. But it is online and they hardly explain the direction you should always explain them very well. So I say do not use this website it is not a good or the right one!

(2 years and 240 days ago)
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Guest says:

luv it

(2 years and 106 days ago)
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Guest says:

WELL YOU KEEP DOING MORE BECAUSE I LOVE THEM! DO A CORGI NEXT I HAVE A CORGI

(2 years and 93 days ago)
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Guest says:

awesome thank you

(2 years and 78 days ago)
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Guest says:

its good keep doing it, great thanks alot

(2 years and 31 days ago)
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[banned] says:

This is great for ages I have been trying to find a good tutorial for ages and this ones great Also you are very talented so well done!!

(1 year and 363 days ago)
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[banned] says:

oh my goot
BEST

(1 year and 360 days ago)
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Guest says:

it is very useful .I appreciate the drawing master$!!!!!!!!

yyy ttt hhhh sss

(1 year and 359 days ago)
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Guest says:

wow. wow. wow. all i can say is wow. well, next time, can you please draw a doberman?
i have two. they're great pets. some people think doberman are mean but they are not.
so, you should write a doberman.

(1 year and 357 days ago)
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how i can download it ?

(1 year and 108 days ago)
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Molly1877 says:

I have been looking on line for weeks, to learn how to draw hair on dogs, you drawings were a excellent help. thank you

(1 year and 106 days ago)
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selena [banned] says:

Cute

(1 year and 39 days ago)


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