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:

Dog Eye Reference Photo

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

How To Draw Animal Portrait Ecover Reduced


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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