In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Yorkie Dog in 9 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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How to Draw a Yorkie Dog - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: A Yorkie is a small, long haired cute dog. To start drawing one, let's start with the floppy hair on its head. Make two curves, one left and one right, that meet with a small divot. The curves should go down on either side, making the hair on its head, with jagged lines on the ends to imply furry ends. Then make a line going up, to end in sharp curves on either side to make the interior of the fur.
Step 2: Now for the fur around the mouth and face, which looks a bit like a mustache The Draw to lines that almost meed in the middle of the face, going left and right. The liens should curve down quickly, and end with a few jagged lines that connect to the outer hair you've already drawn. Draw a downward curving line near the bottom to connect to two sides.
Step 3: Now for the eyes! Make two circles on either side, just under all the hair to make those. Then draw two curves underneath that to make the tops of the 'mustache.' Add an oval with two circles in it to make the nose, and put in two lines that connects the nose to the mustache to make the lips.
Step 4: Now put in two pointy ovals on either side of the head to make the ears. Yorkies are known to bark more than many other breeds of dogs. Maybe they can hear something we can't?
Step 5: Let's make the left shoulder, leg and paw! Draw a line from the left side of the head, that slants down and to the left, before turning at the 'elbow.' It should go down, being a bit wobbly to imply thick fur, before turning into a semi-circular shape to make the foot. The other side of the foot should have a line that goes up, and curves in slightly. Add lines at the bottom of the foot to make the toes.
Step 6: Put in a small line that starts halfway down the leg and goes down and to the right to make the lower part of the lower body. The line can be wobbly, to imply thick fur.
Step 7: Now for the right front shoulder, leg and foot! Start a line going down, that's not quite connected to the cheek on the right side of your dog. It should be almost horizontal, slanting to the right slight, before turning to be perfectly straight. At the bottom, it should become a rounded wedge shape to make the foot. A line should go up, but curve very slightly to the left to make the leg. Add lines at the bottom of the feet again to make more toes.
Step 8: Next we make the rest of the body, and the back leg! Draw a line above the right shoulder, that's connect to the right side of the face. It should curve down, and loop back towards the body, in line with the belly you drew in step three. Add a small circle or just on the right side of the right leg to imply another partially obscured foot.
Step 9: Let's finish our dog by making a small point of a tail, poking out just left and above the left foot. And there you have it, you have a Yorkie! They are usually black and brown, so go ahead and color yours in!
Interesting Facts about Yorkie Dogs
The Yorkshire terrier, nicknamed Yorkie, is native to Yorkshire, England. In the 19th century, they were originally bred to kill rats and small animals that lived in burrows underground. Pet Yorkie dogs still like chasing small animals that resemble rodents.
Did You Know?
- Yorkie dogs are the most popular toy dog breed in the United States. On average, a full-sized Yorkie weighs four to seven pounds. Up to their shoulders, they are eight to nine inches tall.
- Yorkie dogs have long coats that are typically dark brown on their back and tan on the middle part of their body, their legs, and their face.
- Yorkie puppies are born with black coats with tan on their face, muzzle, legs, ears, and the underside of their tail.
- Yorkie dogs typically live to be 13 to 16 years old.
- Yorkie dogs have sweat glands in between their paws.
- Yorkie dogs are known to bark a lot more than other breeds of dog.
The smallest Yorkshire terrier on record was a dog named Sylvia from Blackburn, England. She was about 2.5 inches tall, and she weighed only four ounces. Sylvia only lived to be two years old, a much shorter lifespan than the average Yorkie dog.