The team will demonstrate step-by-step how to draw a sitting pet dog in this tutorial. We have a different and more interesting method for drawing a sitting dog than what we showed in the dog drawing lessons.


This will look a lot like sculptors who create a model from one piece of marble and then remove the excess. A similar style of drawing can be seen in our tutorial How to Draw a Portrait.

This method of drawing is great if you are trying to draw proportional and three-dimensional drawings. You don’t have to focus on any one thing, so your drawing looks solid.

Step 1

Use very simple and light lines to draw the silhouette of the dog sitting down. Don’t try to draw details. At this stage, you must accurately depict the width of the dog and position it on the paper. This is what we discussed in detail in our article composition.


Step 2

Now draw the ears and legs. Compare the parts of a dog’s drawing with one another. Use simple lines to tackle all aspects of the drawing. After drawing a line for the right paw, draw another line immediately for the left.

Step 3

Sketch the head. Now draw the eyes, nose, and mouth. These details should not be drawn in detail. You will need to determine their exact size and place them on the head as accurately as possible. To avoid any mistakes in symmetry, you should always compare the details of your dog’s face to each other.

Step 4

Draw the lower eyelids and pupils of the dog using smooth, light lines. Next, draw the lower jaw, teeth, tongue, and mouth. To see the entire drawing, you should always move away from it when working on details. This will allow you to keep your dog’s proportions correct and ensure that the details are exactly what you want.

Step 5

Draw the outline of the neck and ears of your dog using clean and smooth lines. You can give your dog a more natural look by drawing the fur on his neck with long, flowing lines. It is important to remember that you are drawing the dog as a three-dimensional object. The dog’s volume and weight must be transferred to paper. We’ve discussed some ways to do this in our aerial articles and linear perspective articles.

Step 6

Next, draw straight lines on the front legs. The torso should be added at the junction of the limbs. This will help you draw a sitting dog more realistically. Do not forget to draw a line from the chest between the front legs.

Step 7

Next, draw your toes and claws along the hind legs. Smooth lines will give your dog’s hind legs and natural look. This is what we did in the example. You can flip your drawing over to make sure you see any mistakes or view it in the mirror.

Step 8

All construction lines should be removed from the drawing of your sitting dog. To make your sitting dog drawing more realistic, use long lines to draw the fur texture. You can also draw details like a pattern or a nameplate on the collar.

Step 10

Shadows are necessary to make your sitting dog drawing appear three-dimensional. Use hatching to begin drawing shadows. Gradually move from the darkest to the lightest. We discussed in detail what shadows are in our article on shadows and how you can use them to add volume to your drawing.

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Don’t forget to mention that has created many drawing lessons about animals. All of these can be found in the appropriate category on our website.


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