Hi! And welcome to this new tutorial series on how to draw animal portraits.
This will be a 5-part series where we’re going to cover many aspects of drawing a pet portrait.
Because of time constraints, we are going to focus on drawing a single part of an animal’s face – a dog’s eyes.
Through out the series, we will go though step-by-step how to draw a dog’s eye and I will show you different techniques for making your drawing look realistic (like how to draw fur and how to shade the eye.)
In this lesson, we’ll start by creating the rough outline of the eye. This process is a bit more challenging than drawing a human portrait because of all the fur and small details. But I’ll go over some tricks to make your job easier.
Here’s the reference photo we’ll be working with:
So go ahead and print out the reference, watch this video, and draw along!
I hope you enjoyed that lesson. Be sure to look out for the next lesson in your email tomorrow.
In the mean time, if you’d like to learn more about how to draw animal portraits, please check out my brand new course, “How to Draw Animal Portraits“
In this course, you’ll learn all the shading and drawing techniques need to draw realistic animal portraits.
Though out the course, we’ll go through drawing exercises to help you practice what you’ve learned and at the end of the course, you will have drawn your very own realistic animal portrait, from start to finished!
Click here to learn more about the course!
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Thank you for the lesson on drawing a dog’ eye. I am trying to illustrate a little story I am writing about a little cocker spaniel who befriends a lonely baby in a hospital.
I am really learning a lot from “drawing the eye of a dog”. Thank you very much!
I love your lesson on the drawing! I am trying to illustrate a story about a little dog 🐕 who befriends a sick little baby who yearns to be home with his mommy and his daddy but he can’t. He has to stay in a crib in a hospital. On day he looks down from his crib and sees a friendly little doggie! The doggie tells the little baby he is there to brighten the little baby boys life!
I don’t know why I am here
eye drawing lessons are always big eyes how about a lesson in a photograph size much more dificult
Smaller eyes are actually easier because the little details that are easy to see on a big eye are not as easy to see on a small eye and you don’t really have to worry about contrast and lighting as much with a small eye