Want to know how to draw a dog paw? Follow these step-by-step instructions and you’ll be able to draw paw in 5 simple steps.
Learn how to draw a dog paw easily with our step-by-step instructions! In this lesson, we will show you the shape of a cartoon dog’s paw, which will be easy to draw for any beginner. Depending on the breed of the dog, paws can differ in shape and size, so let’s learn a little about dog paws together:
Dogs have pads on their paws to cushion and protect their paws while they move. They also help dogs stay on smooth surfaces and prevent slipping. In addition, the paw pads contain many nerve endings that help dogs feel the surface they are walking on, which helps them move more confidently and safely.
Dog paws are unique and complex organs for movement, providing dogs with the ability to run, jump, and climb on different surfaces. Each paw consists of four toes and pads that end in claws. The pads on the paws help the dog to stand firm on uneven or slippery ground.
Start drawing a dog by learning how to draw their legs and paws!
Time needed: 25 minutes
How to Draw a Dog Paw
- Prepare the base.
Start by outline the basic shape of the dog’s paw. This step shows you how to draw 4 dog fingers using wavy lines.
- Add the bottom of the paw.
Using a curved line add the bottom of the dog’s paw.
- Add the digital pads.
Draw four pads at the top of the dog’s paw. Use oval shapes for shapes.
- Draw the metacarpal pad.
Using the example from the step, draw the big metacarpal pad of the dog’s paw.
- Draw the wrist.
Extend two parallel lines from under the paw to form the carpus of the dog’s leg. Finish this part by adding the horizontal line.
- Color the dog’s paw.
Use shades of brown to color the dog’s paw as in the example. You can also use different shades to add color to the dog paw artwork. Maybe your dog is a different, and that’s the color you can use to color in this drawing.
Your cute dog paw drawing is ready! We invite you to publish your drawing on your Pinterest board or share it with your friends. We hope that you will try to draw other animals using our guides!