Dog

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 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.

How to Draw a Cartoon Wolf

Wolves have been cartoon staples since the early days of animation, beginning with such classic stories as "The Three Little Pigs" and "Little Red Riding Hood." These stories cast the wolf as the villain, but there are plenty of stories in which this animal is rightly the hero - Balto (1995), Alpha and Omega (2010), and the Japanese anime Wolf's Rain are just a few examples.

Would you like to be able to draw your own cute cartoon wolf? Now you can, with the help of this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

All you need is a piece of paper, an eraser, and something with which to draw, such as a pencil. You may also want to use crayons, markers, or colored pencils to color your cartoon wolf when completed.

This guide follows a step-by-step format, and each step is accompanied by an illustration. Notice that new lines added in each step are highlighted in light blue, while marks made in previous steps appear in black. You will wish to sketch lightly at first, as there is need to erase some of your initial lines before you complete the drawing.

Following this tutorial, you'll soon have a wolfish friend of your very own.

How to Draw an Anime Dog

In Japan, the term inu means dog or wolf. Dog characters are frequent features of anime cartoons and chibi art.

Some famous anime dogs include Maru from Kimi ni Todoke, Ein from Cowboy Bebop, Potato from Air, Armageddon from Hayate no Gotoku! Cuties, Pakkun and Akamaru from Naruto, and Heen from Howl's Moving Castle.

Even real dogs have reached heroic proportions in Japanese lore. For example, a dog named Hachiko visited the train station daily, waiting for his master, long after the master was deceased. Today, a statue of Hachiko is a landmark outside of the Shibuya train station in Tokyo.

Would you like to draw an adorable anime dog? This easy, step-by-step chibi cartoon drawing tutorial can show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper.

How to Draw a Wolf

The gray wolf (scientific name, Canis lupus) is an animal both feared and admired. The ancestors of domestic dogs, wolves are known for their iconic howling. They are large pack hunters that can weigh as much as 175 pounds.

Some cultures fear the wolf - in many parts of their range, throughout Europe and North America, wolves have been hunted almost to extinction by farmers hoping to protect their livestock.

To some Native American tribes, however, wolves are sacred animals. For example, among the Cherokee, only members of the family line known as the Wolf Clan could kill a wolf, and then only under certain circumstances. Wolves still play a pivotal role in Native American art - as well as popular culture - today.

Would you like to draw your very own gray wolf? If so, simply follow this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial to learn how.

You will need a piece of paper, an eraser, and a drawing implement, such as a pencil. You may also want to have crayons, colored pencils, or markers on hand to color your completed wolf.

Each step in this drawing guide is illustrated with a detailed picture. In each example picture, the new lines drawn in that step are highlighted in light blue. All other lines are shown in black.

You will want to sketch your lines lightly at first, as some lines will need to be erased in order to complete the drawing.

Are you ready to draw a gray wolf? You are in for a howling good time.

How to Draw a Fox

There are more than forty species of foxes spread throughout the world. In many cultures, foxes are known for their cunning and trickiness, and are often the subject of mythology and folklore. The fox is actually a small species of dog, but foxes have abilities other dogs lack, such as digging complete burrows in the ground and climbing trees.

In recent years, the silver subspecies of the red fox has been domesticated in Russia. Interestingly, domestic foxes begin showing traits common to many domestic dogs, such as floppy ears, and changes in coloration, including spots.

In this simple, step-by-step drawing guide, you will learn to draw your very own fox. You will need only a drawing implement, such as a pen or pencil, and a piece of paper. You may also want to have an eraser handy, as you will be erasing some of your early lines as you go along.

In each step of this easy drawing tutorial, you will notice that previously drawn lines are shown in black, while new lines are highlighted in blue. When you complete your drawing, you can shade it using crayons, colored pencils, or markers.

How to Draw a Puppy

The dog has been called "man's best friend." Dogs were domesticated from the gray wolf thousands of years ago. In the millennia since, dogs have served as companions, guardians, shepherds, and load-bearers for their human friends.

Today, there are more than 400 distinct breeds of dogs. They range in size from tiny chihuahuas to giant great Danes. Many dogs still go to work, including police dogs, seeing eye dogs, detection dogs, and sled dogs.

One famous puppy similar to that pictured in our drawing guide is the Poky Little Puppy. This children's book was released in 1942, and as of 2001, it was still the best selling children's book in the United States.

The story tells of a distracted puppy who at first avoids punishment because he is out exploring, but later misses out due to his "pokiness." In addition to books, the Poky Little Puppy appeared in a television series in the late 1990s.

Would you like to draw this adorable puppy? Now you can, with the help of this simple, step-by-step dog drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished friend.

How to Draw a Chibi Wolf

Anime cartoons portray wolves in a number of different ways. They may be ordinary animals, sapient beings with human-level intelligence, supernatural gods or spirits in animal form, or werewolves or wolfweres - humans that turn into wolves, and vice versa. Popular anime wolves include the wolves of Wolf's Rain, Sajin Komamura from Bleach, and Ninetales from Pokémon.

There are also a number of Kemonomimi wolf characters in anime - humans with wolf-like attributes, such as ears and a tail. Ame and Yuki from Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki (Wolf Children: Ame and Yuki) are an example of this.

Our drawing guide broaches yet another anime and manga artistic style - that of chibi. Chibi characters are "super-deformed" with unusually large heads and eyes. They are the epitome of kawaii, or Japanese cuteness.

Would you like to draw an adorable chibi wolf? This easy, step-by-step cartoon animal drawing guide is here to help. All you will need is a pen, pencil, marker, or crayon and a sheet of paper.

How to Draw a Baby Wolf

Wolves have long played a role in myth, literature, and popular culture. Its natural range spans Europe, Asia, and North America, and the domestic dog arose from the gray wolf. In various cultures, wolves have represented evil and selfishness or wisdom and strength.

Famous wolf archetypes have included "the big bad wolf," who assaulted Little Red Riding Hood as well as the Three Little Pigs. Aesop's fables include "The Boy Who Cried Wolf," in which a wolf hunts the herder's sheep.

On the other hand, a female wolf was said to have taken care of the legendary founders of Rome, Romulus and Remus, when abandoned as children. The Jungle Book similarly finds a pack of wolves caring for an orphaned babe.

Animated films and shows featuring wolves have included Balto, Alpha and Omega, Beauty and the Beast, and the anime series Wolf's Rain.

Would you like to draw your own cuddly wolf pup? Now you can, with the help of this easy, step-by-step animal drawing tutorial. You will need only a sheet of paper, a pencil, and an eraser. You may also wish to color your completed wolf.

How to Draw a Baby Fox

What does the fox say? This question was asked in a viral Youtube music video that debuted in 2013. Interestingly, the fox does, in fact, make a sound. The female fox has a haunting call that has been likened to a scream. Foxes can also bark, howl, growl, or yip.

Foxes are a member of the dog family. Different species live all over the world, from the long-eared, desert-dwelling fennec fox, to the solid white Arctic fox. The red fox, pictured in this tutorial, is the most widespread.

Foxes have long been featured in folklore and mythology. They were known for cunning and as tricksters. Children's movies have also featured many fox characters. One example is Disney's animated film, The Fox and the Hound(1981). Another is the scheming fox from Pinocchio (1940).

Would you like to draw an adorable baby fox? Or does it look like a chibi fox to you? This easy, step-by-step animal drawing guide is here to show you how. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished chibi fox.

How to Draw a Husky

Huskies are working dogs, which means they were bred to do certain jobs along with their human counterparts. Huskies were first raised in Siberia to serve as companions, guards, and sled dogs. Today, many people keep these gentle and intelligent dogs as pets.

The husky is famous for its ability as a sled racing dog. Up to 16 dogs are typically hitched to the sled in tandem, two in each row. In addition to racing, dog sleds are still used as a means of transportation in the snowy Arctic.

Sled dogs have been acclaimed in popular culture, such as in the animated film Balto, the true story of the dogs who delivered vital medicine to Nome, Alaska; Iron Will, another true story of a young musher who needed to win the race to feed his family; and Snow Dogs, a fictional comedy about a dentist who reconnects with his roots.

Would you like to draw a husky? This easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to use crayons or something similar.

How to Draw a Simple Dog

This time we’re going to create a simple dog drawing. You’ll find that drawing a cute dog is easy and fast with the step-by-step drawing tutorial. The tutorial is suitable for kids and people of any skill level.

If you’re looking for a more challenging dog drawing tutorial, check the How to Draw a Cute Dog drawing guide.

In the guide below, each step adds only a simple line or two to the drawing. A cute puppy dog will take shape incrementally.

It’s best to sketch with a pencil as some of the lines will be erased before the dog 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.

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