This drawing tutorial will teach you how to draw a lying dog. We decided to use the traditional academic drawing method.

Although the steps of this tutorial for drawing a lying dog are simple, you’ll end up with a very realistic piece of art if you follow our suggestions.

You can use pencils, paper, or a tablet to draw a dog lying down, as shown in the example. To best understand how to draw the dog’s body, we recommend that you first read our lessons on drawing a dog.

Let’s now get to the lesson about how to draw a lying canine.


Step 1

Sketch out the outline of the dog lying on its back using a very light and rough line. Because they are used to prevent mistakes in proportions, these lines should not be visible on the paper. These lines will help you place the drawing of your lying dog on paper. This article explains composition.


Step 2

Now you can add details to your artwork. Begin with the most important details. Begin by sketching the ears using rough lines. Next, draw the neck, the outline of the tail, hind and front legs, and the neck. When drawing details, compare them with one another and with our example.

Step 3

Now, it’s time for the finer details. Sketch the outline of the face. Draw the eyes in the upper third. Next, draw the nose. Finally, draw the mouth with the tongue sticking out. To ensure that the details are symmetrical, you can view your drawing of the dog lying down through a mirror.

Step 4

You can continue drawing details on the face to give your dog a more lively and complete look. Make the details of your dog’s face smoother by using smoother lines. Details such as the nose, gums, and teeth should be drawn.

Step 5

With smooth and dark lines, draw the chin and fold along the neck. These folds should highlight the head’s turn. Smooth lines are used to give the forelimbs more depth. Next, draw the claws and fingers on the front paws. Draw folds at the junction between the forelegs, torso, and forelegs.

Step 6

Move to the hind legs, and repeat the steps from the previous step. Use smooth lines to draw the hind leg and tail more precisely. Next, draw the toes and claws on the back paw. You can add details to your laying dog’s drawing, such as folds at joints or patterns on the coat.

Step 7

Now carefully erase any construction lines you have drawn at the beginning of the instruction. Make the lines closer to the dog’s mouth darker than those farther away. This will make his drawing appear more fluid. Learn more about this and how it works, as well as how to make volume on a piece of paper. See our article on aerial views.

Step 8

The last thing you need to do is draw shadows. Drawing shadows correctly will make your drawing of a lying pet dog look more realistic and vivid. Start by drawing shadows with hatching. Slowly draw shadows, moving from darker areas to lighter. wishes this tutorial on drawing a lying dog was useful to you. If you found this tutorial helpful, please share it with your friends and anyone else who is interested in learning how to draw dogs.

Don’t forget to check out our other drawing lessons. You will find many drawing tutorials in the category Animals that cover a wide range of living creatures.


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