In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Hound Dog in 9 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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How to Draw a Hound Dog - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: To draw a hound dog, first let's start with the outline of his snout. Make two lines that slant inwards, curving a bit about halfway down,a nd meet with a curve at the bottom. Draw a little hump above the bottom curve to make the lips.
Step 2: Now let's draw all the details of the face! First put in an oval in the center to make the nose, and two circles in that oval to make the nostrils. Then draw a slanted line going from the left of the nose up, and to the center of the face. Then draw another line down, putting a little bump about halfway down to imply the shape of the snout. Next, put in two circles on either side of the shape you've just drawn to make the eyes.
Step 3: To draw the rest of the head and ears, make a dome above the face you've drawn with a curved line. Then add two more curves on either side of that dome that droop down, and curve around to turn the other direction. Then, curve the lines back up to connect to the chin. Then draw to more lines on either sides of the cheeks to imply the obscured ears on either side of the snout.
Step 4: Next we draw the left shoulder, leg and foot. Start on the lower left side of the ear, making a curved line that slants down and to the right. Then bend the line to the left with a small bump, and add a large oval-like curve to make the foot that goes back around to point up. Then add a slightly bumpy line before making the last curve to finish the leg. Put a few lines at the bottom of the foot to make the toes.
Step 5: Draw the chest with a small curve that starts on the right side of the left leg.
Step 6: Now draw the right leg by making a down and left curving line that start at the bottom right side of the right ear. It should curve to go straight down, before curving to the right, then back around to the left to make the bottom of the foot. Then curve the line up to make the left side of the foot, before adding another curve to make the left side of the leg. Put a few lines at the bottom of the foot to make the toes.
Step 7: For the back right foot, make two lines that slant down from the body, just up and to the right of the right leg. The lines should be met with a bumpy line that makes the bottom of the foot. Add lines at the small bumps to make the toes.
Step 8: For the back left foot, make two lines that slant down from the body, just up and to the left of the left leg. The lines should be met with a bumpy line that makes the bottom of the foot. Add lines at the small bumps to make the toes.
Step 9: Lastly we make a tail! Make two lines that start just above the right back foot, that go to the right. The lines should get closer, before meeting in a gentle point. Add a small vertical line to make a pattern in the tail's fur and you're done!
Interesting Facts about Hound Dogs
Hounds dogs help humans chase and track down the animals that they are hunting. They have a very strong sense of smell and great stamina, which are characteristic that are useful to hunters. There are more than 30 breeds of hound dogs that are categorized as sight hounds or scent hounds.
Did You Know?
- The breeds of hound dogs are so diverse that it is difficult to state any facts about hound dogs in general. The breeds widely vary in size and behavior. They all come from different parts of the world.
- The bloodhound is one of the most well-known hound dogs, originally from Belgium and France. They are skilled in detecting smells that are days old.
- The greyhound is originally from Egypt. It can hunt for large animals such as deer, wolves, and antelopes.
- The Dachshund is another popular breed. It is often referred to as the “hot dog” because of its long body.
- Dachshunds hunt for small animals such as rabbits and badgers.
These days, hound dogs are more often seen as pets rather than the hunter’s helper. However, they still have their natural talent of hunting. Most hound dog breeds are loyal pets that are very affectionate and gentle with people.