How to Draw a Dog in 4 easy steps!

Hello friends! Let’s learn how to draw a dog today! For today’s tutorial, all you really need is paper and a pen, if you want to get fancier, maybe some markers. Anyone can really draw this!

Check out other drawing tutorials I have on my blog: Easy Owl Drawing, How to Draw a Bird and How to Draw a Butterfly

Smiling Colors How to draw a dog step by step

how to draw a step by step dog

STEP 1: Start with the eyes and draw them symmetrically onto each side of the nose. The nose should be a rounded upside-down triangle, with two rough circles drawn for nostrils.

STEP 2: Now add a mouth and a large tongue.

STEP 3: Add an outline for the head, with two ears hanging off the sides. Finish off the dog head with a few small lines to mark movement of the animal.

STEP 4: Finally, add the dog’s body, with simple paws to finish off the legs1

How to draw a dog step by step

ALSO READ: How to Draw a Butterfly: 4 ways VIDEO


Below are the steps showing you How to draw a dog corgi! It is very similar to the above dog, with a few changes. I colored the eyes to be blacker, this makes the dog super cute! Make sure you draw the ears upward and pointy, a trademark of the corgi.

how to draw a dog corgi step by step

How to draw a step by step dog tutorial- Check out my reference image here and let me know what you think!

Smiling Colors How to draw a dog step by step


Check out my YouTube video “How to draw a dog easily” and come draw with me!


For this simple dog drawing, I used just a pen. Any pen and any paper will work, all you need to do is make sure to add squiggly lines that are imperfect to add that shagginess to the dog!

dog drawing simple


This Watercolor Dog Painting turned out cuter than I could have ever thought! I think the glasses do it all. Used my favorite Dual Brush Pens here, and you can watch me paint this here



Hop along the links below to enjoy many more Pet Themed craft ideas! All projects are Pet-themed but so different and unique!

  • If you are looking for an easy sewing project, Laura of Me and My INKlings is sharing an Over the Collar Pet BandanaPerfect for puppies because it won’t slide off their neck when they get rambunctious.
  • Laura of Laura’s Crafty Life is sharing an amazingly thoughtful Rainbow Bridge Necklace with charms representing your pet. Perfect to make for yourself or give as a gift.
  • Tackle that summer reading list early with Punny Animal Bookmarks from Shani of Sunshine and Munchkins. This funny set will inspire the kiddos to read and are FREE to download.
  • Get the kiddos involved in summer crafting with their favorite Disney Animals as SVG Files to add to t-shirts. Justin of Little Dove has created these as a FREE download.
  • Erica of 5 Little Monsters is the crochet queen and is sharing an adorable Pet Finger Puppets Playset with free patterns. Spark the kiddo’s imagination with hours of imaginative play!


If you found this how to draw a step by step dog tutorial helpful, please do leave a comment below and share! A quick line drawing needs just a pen and can be drawn anywhere. For a more detailed image, a set of watercolors and brush pens are a great option. Both are a great way to draw your beloved pet onto paper!

If you recreate this tutorial and share it on social media don’t forget to tag me! @smithakatti #smithakatti. For yarn projects, find me at @smittenbyyarn #smithaknits #smithacrochets

Thank you for being here today and spending some creative time with my friends! I’d love to hear from you, so leave a comment below.


Below are the Dog Drawing Reference images I used for my drawings!

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  1. You always have the BEST drawing tutorials, Smitha! Thank you for sharing your talent with Team Creative Crafts!

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