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…



How To Make Simple Dog Sketches

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Did You Enjoy This Dog Sketch?

Check Out Also These Animal Drawing  Tutorials:


Visitors Personal Gallery Pages

Please see and enjoy the following collection of personal galleries. We all believe you will have a lot of fun. Observing other’s art work is always, always very inspirational. You may get some new ideas for your own drawings.

Portraits of Dogs by Lynn

Realistic Portraits by Andy Leslie

Portrait Drawings by Lela Stankovic

Various Drawings by Betty Chavis

Original sketches by Nadia Velasquez

Manga Drawings by ThronN

Cute Drawings by Christie

Beautiful Artwork by Bill Richards

Portrait Drawings by Evan

Manga Drawings by Chi

Various Drawings by Sunnu Golwalla

Various Drawings by Sabariah

Various Drawings by Anne Burgoyne

Various Drawings by Amberlynn

Portrait Drawings by Bud Norris

Various Drawings by Carly

Scenery Drawings by Phil Edmondson

Portrait Drawings by Mahendran

Manga and Fantasy by Lee Henrik

Portrait Drawings by Stacey

Various Drawings by D. Fox

Manga Sketches by Paul Rowan

Original Manga by Grace

Original Pokemons by Johan

Creative Anime by Celia

Cute Little Sketches by Gwen

Various Sketches by Amanda

Various Drawings by Taylor Sligowski

Various Drawings by Steven Chesley

Fantasy Drawings by Melissa

Various Drawings by Aiswariya Pramod

Various Drawings by Maciej Michalak

Original Artwork by Richa Kotriwala

Manga Drawings by Andrea

Cartoon Drawings by Dipanjan Dey

Various Drawings by Sandy Lange

Ballpen Drawings by Shehbaaz Baurtally

Cartoon Drawings by Dhrubo2002

Sonali Ghosh Illustrations Gallery

Emma Adams Cartoon Sketches Gallery

Rupshya Dilipraj Artwork Gallery


Theme Based Visitors Galleries

The following Theme Based Galleries are a collection of selected drawings from various authors based on a certain theme. I would like you to get as much inspiration as possible for your own drawings.


  And Now It's Your Turn
SHARE YOUR DRAWINGS

Select The Category and Follow The Uploading Instructions

Share your own drawings, sketches or doodles by choosing a suitable category below. You will be guided to the uploading process step by step.


  1. Home
  2. How To Draw Animals
  3. Dog Sketches

Latest Visitor's Drawings

  1. Imaginary art: abandoned village

    Dec 03, 20 02:49 AM

    With a blue pen. Sometimes a place can be free from inhabitants but yet its peaceful.

    see the drawings

  2. Mr Slinkman

    Dec 03, 20 01:16 AM

    This is my drawing of Mr Slinkman from Camp Lazlo on Microsoft Paint. He's the assistant scoutmaster to Scoutmaster Lumpus from Jelly Bean Cabin.

    see the drawings

  3. Benedict Cumberbatch

    Dec 03, 20 01:15 AM

    This is my method of drawing the British actor Benedict Cumberbatch CBE on Microsoft Paint. He was born on July 19, 1976 in Hammersmith, London, England

    see the drawings

  4. Art entitled "the evil of sorcery"

    Dec 03, 20 01:13 AM

    Imaginary art but of small size. It is surrealistic.

    see the drawings

  5. Imaginary art: industrial zone on right

    Dec 03, 20 01:12 AM

    With a blue pen. So on the right its industrial zone while in the left its dominated by trees.

    see the drawings

  6. Beauty and the beast.

    Dec 01, 20 02:05 AM

    I have also loved drawing flowers and other things. This is my fifth drawing that I have put on the internet it is about the movie beauty and the beast

    see the drawings

  7. Miles to go before I sleep

    Dec 01, 20 01:03 AM

    Miles to go before I sleep

    see the drawings

  8. Imaginary art: mountain near lake

    Dec 01, 20 12:59 AM

    I find it very attractive when we have a lake with many trees around, and a mountain nearby.

    see the drawings

  9. Imaginary art: a garden

    Dec 01, 20 12:56 AM

    Ballpens art. Am very attracted to colorful nature.

    see the drawings

  10. Imaginary art: house during sunset time

    Dec 01, 20 12:53 AM

    Ballpens art. The house has no direct sunlight on it. So it cannot remain pure white of the paper. Else, it will not appear natural.

    see the drawings

  11. Imaginary realistic art

    Dec 01, 20 12:53 AM

    With a blue ballpoint pen Nataraj 1.0mm. To increase realism, I try to be very refined in the texture.

    see the drawings

  12. Imaginary art: beautiful house

    Dec 01, 20 12:48 AM

    Ballpens art.

    see the drawings

  13. Coloration of 4 imaginary art

    Nov 26, 20 11:57 PM

    With some other ballpens. Colouration is in itself an art. We must know what colors to apply and how to apply. Then the art become attractive. Am pretty

    see the drawings

  14. Imaginary art: hilly place with waterfalls

    Nov 26, 20 11:54 PM

    Here is an art where we have a hilly place with two waterfalls visible. Who on this earth will not love to visit such a place in real, which ressembles

    see the drawings

  15. Squirtle painting

    Nov 26, 20 11:39 PM

    First time trying to paint an anime character no experience on painting cartoon all I used was my sketchbook cardboard back and acrylic paint . I did Squirtle

    see the drawings