Thursday, January 23, 2014

How To Draw A Simple Dog Face In Profile

This simple project will help the young artist gain confidence as they draw an easy portrait of a dog in profile. There are many courses and classes that teach how to draw but the student often learns more but just getting busy and drawing a lot of things. This worksheet will help practice some techniques but the student should explore their style and try different techniques.

Teachers and parents may offer this as a class project or the art student could take it as an extra assignment. Like practicing a musical instrument drawing has to be practiced too.

FIRST, A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT:  If you are frustrated that your drawings do not turn out the way you hoped the would do not give up, frustration shows that you have the gift of art and you need to get your skill up to the same level as your talent. So to do this you must draw every day and soon you will be happy with your work and your friends will be amazed at what you can draw. Come back to my blog often and try some of my other projects, I am always adding more.

How to Draw A Dog's Face in Profile Free Worksheet
To print the free worksheet above just highlight it and send it to your printer or save to your device to print later.If you have problems printing this see the how to print tab above for suggestions.

This project was modeled on the Golden Retriever but it can serve for any of the larger dog breads.

BEGINNING
Begin your sketch by drawing lightly so you can correct later on.
Start with a circle for the forehead, brow and back of the head. The muzzle starts as a rectangle and two lines form the neck and shoulder. The line under the jaw is curved forward out and then back for the fold of the jowls. The muzzle is divided into unequal halves by a long thin triangle that will form the smile of the Dog.

DEVELOPMENT
The nose is a rounded triangle on the top of the muzzle. The eye looks like a triangle with a large circle inside, but the bottom of the lower eyelid curves down. The ear is two lines that start at the back of the head and tilt forward like a large letter "U". The mouth is curved slightly like a smile. There are four teeth shaped like triangles and a gap between them and the long tooth at the front.

DETAILS
The eye is almost all black, the blackest area is around the edges. There is a shiny spot in it. The mouth has a black edge all around it. The nose has a dark line going up for the nostril. The tongue is two curving lines that go out and down then back up and in.

FUR
Take your time with the fur. The fur on the face is short so draw short thin lines that do down and back. The fur on the ear is long and flowing use long slightly thicker lines. The fur on the neck and shoulder are long and flowing use long darker curvy lines.

To find more how to draw worksheets like this click on the label for Dog in the sidebar.

Thank you for visiting my blog.  I hope this project is fun and helpful for you.  To find more like it see the labels at the right or choose one of the favorites in the sidebar.  I am sure you will find one you like.

Adron


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