Dog Sketches


You want to make dog sketches but don't know which breed to select. I am also a dog lover so it was very difficult to decide which one to chose. You may experience something similar but it's OK.

All dog lovers face similar dilemma. I've chosen this dachshund because dachshund is very easy to sketch and draw.

This is only a simple practice so relax, take it easy and don’t push yourself hard.

You can make your sketches simply with one HB pencil. It is a good exercise because you’ll practice to apply different pressure on the pencil so that the lines will be of different intensity – and tonal value.

If you take closer look at this quick sketch you’ll notice that all lines are sketched very approximately. No fine touch applied.

Yes, there is still lot of work to do to make this picture a good drawing, but the purpose of this exercise is to capture the shape of a dog.

Let’s make a couple of simple dog sketches

Details don’t matter much here. If you make dog sketches by observing a live model you have to work pretty fast because dog won’t wait for you…

click the image to enlarge



Do You Love Drawing Animals?

Click HERE To Share
Your Own ANIMAL Drawings



click the image to enlarge



Begin from the head. Sketch a lot of approximate lines if you are not sure. Important is that you do it. Outline the ear. Do not worry about the perfections yet; you’ll make the necessary corrections on the go.

If possible, avoid using eraser as much as you can.

click the image to enlarge

Outline the chest and part of the trunk. Notice the proportions between the size of the head and chest.

click the image to enlarge

This dog’s pose is quite 3 dimensional. The back of the body is relatively small because it is diagonally behind what makes it look very natural. If you sketch a live model you’ll probably experience something similar.

click the image to enlarge

Outline the approximate contours of the rear legs so that you’ll get a complete shape.

click the image to enlarge

When the rough body contour is ready you can go back to the head, where you began and outline the features of dog’s face. The eyes nose and mouth.

click the image to enlarge

Here you can erase (but gently) the disturbing pencil lines. Darken the contours. Use shorter strokes.

Do You Love Drawing Animals?

Click HERE To Share
Your Own ANIMAL Drawings


click the image to enlarge



Add a little shade on the belly, on the chest and on the tail. Do not work out the details too much.

It is OK if you make mistakes. It is OK if details of your dog sketch do not resemble to the original or the model.

It is only an exercise. You can repeat it as many times as you feel up to.

Every time you repeat the same sketch over and over, you’ll find new things to improve, and you are getting better which is good.

Do You Love Drawing Animals?

Click HERE To Share
Your Own ANIMAL Drawings



Some Interesting Drawings




Let's Learn How To Draw Other Animals


See Visitor's Newest Drawings

  1. Castle Drawings Gallery

    Sep 25, 18 02:56 AM

    Cool castle drawings gallery and other architectural renderings

    See The Drawing

  2. Sandy Lange and Her Lovely Artwork

    Sep 24, 18 07:25 AM

    Interesting drawings and artwork techniques by Sandy Lange

    See The Drawing

  3. Maciej Michalak Drawings Gallery

    Sep 24, 18 04:12 AM

    Collection of interesting drawings from Maciej Michalak

    See The Drawing

  4. Andy Leslie's portrait drawings

    Sep 23, 18 06:28 PM

    See the awesome Andy Leslie's realistic portait drawings

    See The Drawing

  5. Elvis Presley drawing no16

    Sep 22, 18 09:59 AM

    My 16th drawing of Elvis in my attempt to draw more realistic portraits

    See The Drawing

  6. Charcoal dragon

    Sep 21, 18 04:46 AM

    Did this 2 years ago

    See The Drawing

  7. Eye sketch

    Sep 20, 18 05:55 PM

    This is a sketch i did whilst i was just sitting in my room

    See The Drawing

  8. My new drawing

    Sep 18, 18 09:40 AM

    My favourite actor allu

    See The Drawing

  9. My first drawing

    Sep 18, 18 09:35 AM

    Beautiful lady

    See The Drawing

  10. Richa Kotriwala’s Original Mandalas and Other Specials

    Sep 18, 18 09:31 AM

    Fantastic original artwork drawings by Richa Kotriwala, never seen before.

    See The Drawing


Return From Dog Sketches To Home Page