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How to Draw a Dog Bone

The type of bone typically rendered in cartoons - and in this drawing guide - is known as a long bone. Long bones are hard and dense. They give the body strength and structure and are used to help you move around. Long bones can be found in the arms, legs, wrist, ankle, and fingers. The thigh bone, or femur, is a long bone.

Long bones and filled with both yellow and red bone marrow. Red marrow produces blood cells and yellow marrow is used to store fats.

Why do we feed bones to dogs? Bones contain minerals and nutrients. They also satisfy a dog's desire to chew, which in turn helps clean their teeth. Additionally, the dog food that we feed our pets today was not invented until 1860. For thousands of years, family dogs were simply fed table scraps. This often included bones and undesirable portions of meat.

Would you like to give a dog a bone? This easy, step-by-step dog bone drawing guide is here to help you draw one. All you will need is a sheet of paper and a pen, pencil, or marker. You can use this same bone drawing guide to depict a skeleton, a dinosaur dig, or the flag on a pirate ship.

How to Draw Cat Eyes

"An animal's eyes have the power to speak a great language."
- Martin Buber, philosopher

The cat has been a beloved fixture in human life since antiquity. The ancient Egyptians worshiped temple cats, even mummifying some. In other cultures, cats were used to control rodent pests. Today, cats are most often house pets.

Did you know? In 2001, the cat became the world's first cloned pet. Her name was CC, short for "Copy Cat."

The term "cat eyes" has entered popular culture as more than just the cat's means of sight. Glasses that are pointed on the sides are referred to as "cat eyes," as is a specific style of makeup that utilizes pointed eyeliner. Both of these styles attempt to imitate the slanted shape of the cat's penetrating eyes.

Would you like to draw a realistic cat's face? This simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial can show you how. All you will need is a pencil, pen, or marker and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished cat.

How to Draw a Dragonfly – Really Easy Drawing Tutorial

Dragonflies are colorful insects often found near water. In fact, baby dragonflies are born in water. Similar to the way a tadpole becomes a frog, swimming dragonfly nymphs eventually take flight. Dragonflies can have lifespans of several years; most of this time is spent in the nymph stage. Some adult dragonflies even migrate across oceans, and they have been clocked at speeds up to 60 miles per hour.

The fossil record shows that dragonflies are a very ancient species. Ancient dragonflies were much larger than those of today; some had wingspans of nearly three feet. Dragonflies are hunters, and they eat insects such as mosquitoes and moths.

Dragonfly images have been identified on age-old art forms, including pottery shards, Egyptian amulets, and rock paintings. Today, they are often pictured in jewelry and other decorative items. A cartoon dragonfly named Evinrude is featured in the 1977 Disney film The Rescuers. In Japan, dragonflies "are symbols of courage, strength, and happiness," and their images appear on vases and other items, both new and old.

Would you like to draw your own dragonfly? This simple, step-by-step dragonfly drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also wish to use paints, crayons, markers, or colored pencils to shade your finished drawing, as dragonflies come in a wide range of often metallic colors.

How to Draw a Cartoon Hawk – Really Easy Drawing Tutorial

Hawks are hunters, birds of prey known as raptors. Hawks of various sizes are found all over the world.

Falconry, also called hawking, has been a popular sport for centuries. Falconry involves training a hawk to hunt prey on command. Since this was a sport of royalty, falcons were often seen in artwork.

One such example is that of the book De Arte Verandi cum Avibus, or On the Art of Hunting with Birds, written in the 1200s and featuring many illustrations.

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Today, hawks appear in such art forms as sports team mascots and cartoon characters. Included among these are DC Comic's Hawkman and Hawkgirl, and Looney Tunes' Henery Hawk.

Would you like to draw a cartoon hawk? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple drawing guide. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and perhaps a good art eraser. You may also wish to employ crayons, colored pencils, paints or markers to shade your finished drawing.

How to Draw a Unicorn Emoji

Emojis are small drawings that can be added to text messages or emails to convey emotion. The unicorn emoji was released in 2015. It is used to represent the mythical beast, whimsy, fantasy, uniqueness, and the LGBTQ community.

What is a unicorn? This horse like creature was believed to have a spiral horn protruding from its forehead. The horn was often thought to have magical powers, such as healing. Unicorns are mentioned in ancient Mesopotamia, Greece, the Middle East, China, and India. Some translations of the Bible into English mention the unicorn; likely, the Hebrew word re'em referred to the rhinoceros or aurochs, a type of wild bull.

Legends of the unicorn were often cases of mistaken identity. The spiral tusk of the narwhal, a type of whale, was mistaken for that of the unicorn. When the science of paleontology was in its infancy, sketches were misidentified as those of unicorn skeletons.

As recently 1809, unicorns were still believed to exist. The Encyclopaedia Britannica of that year stated: "There can, we think, be little doubt that the unicorn exists in Africa not far north of the Cape of Good Hope, and perhaps, at some distant period it may be as well known as the elephant or the hippopotamus is at present."

Science still has not uncovered evidence of the unicorn, but it is alive and well in the imaginations of many. Today, the term "unicorn" is often used to describe something that is rare or especially unique.

Would you like to draw the mystical unicorn emoji? This easy, step-by-step emoji drawing guide is here to show you how. All you will need is a pen, pencil, marker, or crayon and a sheet of paper.

How to Draw a Cat Face

Cats and humans have enjoyed a long history together. Archaeological evidence from China, Egypt, and the Middle East indicate that cats were hunting mice near agricultural storehouses - and eating table scraps - thousands of years ago. The first solid evidence of domestication - breeding cats for the specific purpose of catching mice and living alongside people - dates to 1,500 B.C.E.

Would you like to draw a cute cat face? This easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and an eraser. You may also wish to use crayons, markers, colored pencils, or paints to shade your finished kitty.

Cats were regarded as religious icons in some ancient societies, especially in Egypt. As such, they were often depicted in art. Later, cats, especially black cats, were associated with witches and thought to possess magical powers.

Today, cats often enter the art preferences of pet lovers. They are also featured in animated films and related artwork. For example, cats are a common addition to anime cartoons.

How to Draw a Dragon Head

This time we will draw a dragon’s head. This is probably the easiest dragon to draw as it has fewer details than a complete dragon drawing. As such, the dragon’s head can be a perfect place to start practicing how to draw a dragon.

We will draw the dragon’s head with the help of simple shapes. These will make drawing the dragon much easier.

Sketch with a light pencil as you will need to erase the early lines before the drawing is complete.

In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.

You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.

How to Draw a Dragon Eye

Dragons are mythical, legendary creatures, usually depicted with a long, snake-like body, wings like a bat, and the ability to breathe fire. The word "dragon" is derived from the Greek word drakōn, meaning "large serpent." Some dragons are depicted as vicious monsters, while others are friendly and even helpful to human companions.

Myths of dragons arose independently in various parts of the world. In the Middle East, they were derived from the existence of large, poisonous serpents. In Egypt and elsewhere, some deities were dragon-like in form. In China, dragons were often seen as a force for good, and their image represented the imperial family. In Europe, dragons featured not only in legend but on shields, ships, and coats of arms. Maps from past centuries at times held the words "here be dragons," or depictions of the animals, in unexplored or dangerous regions.

Dragons have long featured in art, as they continue to today. From ancient vases and throne rooms, to modern religious items of China and Japan, to fan art and t-shirts, dragons are abundant.

A number of books, movies and television series highlight this creature, including the Dragonriders of Pern series by Anne McCaffrey, the original film and remake of Pete's Dragon, various fairy tale cartoons such as Shrek and Sleeping Beauty, and the wildly popular Game of Thrones television series.

Would you like to draw a dragon's eye? This easy, step-by-step drawing guide is here to help. All you will need is a pen or pencil and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to use crayons, colored pencils, or something similar to shade your finished drawing.

How to Draw a Sea Turtle – Really Easy Drawing Tutorial

Nemo: "How old are sea turtles? Sydney plankton from next door said that sea turtles, that they live to be about a hundred years old!"
Marlin: "Well, you know what? If I ever meet a sea turtle, I'll ask him."- Disney's Finding Nemo (2003)

Sea turtles are long-lived, scaly, shelled reptiles that live in the ocean. In Disney's Finding Nemo, the turtle named Crush identified himself as being "a hundred and fifty, dude, and still young!" The oldest sea turtle on record lived to be 250 years old, and scientists think that some turtles could live much longer.

Two types of sea turtle, the Olive ridley sea turtle and the Kemp's ridley sea turtle, display a unique behavior called the arribada. Arribada is a Spanish word meaning "arrival." During the arribada, mother turtles come to the beach to nest and lay eggs. Later, all the baby turtles hatch at once, covering the beach. During the 1950s, as many as forty thousand turtles nested along the coast of Mexico, but by the 1980s, the turtles were almost extinct. Because of conservation efforts, especially those protecting mother turtles and their nests, the number is now over twelve thousand.

Did you know? Most people call any reptile with a shell a "turtle." However, sea turtles, who are fully aquatic, have flippers for legs, and come onto land only to lay their eggs, are the only "true" turtles. Turtles that spend all their time on land are called tortoises. Tortoises typically have stumpy, elephant-like legs. Those that have clawed flippers and live partially on land and partially in water, such as near a river or pond, are known as terrapins.

Would you like to draw your own sea turtle? This easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial will show you how. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and an eraser. You may also wish to use crayons, markers, colored pencils, or paints to shade your finished picture. Cowabunga, dude! It's time to draw.

How to Draw a Bunny – Really Easy Drawing Tutorial

In this really easy drawing tutorial you will learn to draw a simple Bunny.

Bunnies have long been a staple of the animation industry. Perhaps the most famous is Bugs Bunny, who debuted in Tex Avery's Merrie Melodies short, "A Wild Hare," alongside Elmer Fudd.

Later, bugs was joined by other lapine characters, such as his girlfriend Lola Bunny and the youthful Babs and Buster Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures.

Other rabbits have graced the silver screen as well.

Among the most notable are Roger Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, 1988), the Rabbit of Caerbannog (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 1975) and Judy Hopps (Zootopia, 2016).

Rabbits have also featured in other art forms for countless ages, often representing moon deities or fertility on ancient pottery and in early paintings.

Drawing a bunny is now easier than ever with this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

This simple guide will show you how to draw a bunny using only a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also want to use an eraser to correct mistakes, and crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished picture.

Note that in each step, new lines are shown in blue. Some steps don't add lines at all. In these steps, look for previous lines, called guide lines, that have been removed.

Now, get hopping and draw your bunny!

How to Draw a Penguin – Really Easy Drawing Tutorial

In this really easy drawing tutorial you will learn to draw a simple Penguin.

Penguins are birds that use use their wings to swim through the water rather than flying through the air.

Penguins eat fish, which they catch with their beaks while swimming. Their black and white plumage serves as camouflage and helps keep them safe from predators such as leopard seals and orca whales - from below, their white bellies blend in with the bright sunlight, and from above, their dark backs disappear in the murky water below.

Did you know? Penguins don't live at the North Pole. Almost all penguins live in the earth's Southern Hemisphere, below the equator - only the Galapagos penguin lives farther north.

Not all penguins live in the snow, either - there are small penguins, for example, that live on warm beaches in New Zealand, in Africa, and on tropical islands.

Some penguins are so small that you could hold them in your hand, while the emperor penguin of Antarctica stands nearly four feet tall. How tall are you? Are you taller than this enormous penguin?

Penguins have starred in numerous animated films, including The Pebble and the Penguin (1995), Happy Feet (2006), Surf's Up (2007), and Madagascar (2005).

Some of the earliest animated penguin characters appeared in the 1964 film Mary Poppins. These movies feature Adélie penguins, emperor penguins, rock hopper penguins, and other species.

Would you like to draw your very own cartoon penguin? Doing so is easier than ever with this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also want to have an eraser handy to remove guide lines and correct mistakes. Shade your finished drawing using colored pencils, crayons, markers, or paints.

Are you ready to draw your penguin? Get started, and you are sure to do swimmingly!

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How to Draw a Cartoon Dog

In the previous tutorial, we created an easy to draw dog. This time we’ll draw a super-cute cartoon dog. This drawing tutorial is a little more complicated, but if you go carefully and follow the step-by-step instructions, it should be easy to create a fabulous looking cartoon dog drawing.

We will be using some basic shapes to get the dog’s proportions right. Draw the early steps with a light touch as those lines will be erased later.

In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.

You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.

You can find a video version of this drawing tutorial below, as well as a printable PDF version.