Many people know that the dog's favorite game is picking up balls. Let the dog learn to pick up the ball, which is the most labor-saving game when you interact with the dog.
You just sit in a fixed spot and throw the ball far enough, and the dog will run out, pick it up, and deliver it to you.
Generally, after a few days of intensive training, the dog's ability to pick up the ball can achieve the desired effect. Before training your dog to pick up the ball, you need to prepare a good quality tennis ball.
The tennis ball is chosen because it is made of rubber with a good texture and is not easily damaged by dogs. In addition, the surface of the tennis ball is soft, and it is not easy to cut the dog's mouth.
How to Draw a Dog with a Ball Step by Step
Step 1 Draw the dog's ears
We'll start by drawing the dog's ears. Of course, you can also draw the outline of the head first and then add the ears.
Let's first look at the ear on the left. It looks like the thumb of your left hand. You can do it by looking at one of your own thumbs.
Next let's try to draw the dog's right ear. You need to draw a shape close to a triangle.
Finally on this ear, add a curved line to get a "C" shape. We're done with the dog's ears.
Step 2 Draw the outline of the dog's head
Draw a curved line from left to right, past the bottom of the left ear. This gets the top of the dog's head.
Find the middle point of this curve. Draw a smooth curve from this point towards the lower left.
Let's look at the ear on the right. Draw a curved line down from its bottom to get the side of the face.
Draw a curve to the right from the one you just drew. Then lengthen down from its end to get part of the back.
Step 3 Draw the eyes and outline the face
We drew a curved line from the top of the head to the lower left in the previous step. Now draw the outline of the dog's face at the bottom of it.
Draw a wavy line from left to right, past the bottom of that curve. Then draw a curved line from the right end of this wavy line towards the lower left.
Above that wavy line, draw two big round eyes. They are on either side of the curve on that forehead.
Draw a small circle in the center of each eye. In this way, we have drawn the eyes of this cute dog.
Step 4 Draw this dog's nose and mouth
We drew a wavy line in the previous step. Now below it, draw another wavy line from its left end to the right.
Draw a curved line from the right end of this wavy line to the bottom left as well, connecting to the end of the curved line we drew in the previous step. So we get this dog's mouth.
Draw a big circle on the dog's mouth for the ball it is biting on. Of course, you can also try replacing the ball with a branch.
Above the mouth, draw the dog's nose. It looks like a mushroom. This dog's nose is smaller than its eyes.
Step 5 Draw the back and tail of this dog
We drew part of the dog's back in step 2. Now draw a line from it to the right to complete the back.
Now it's time to draw the dog's tail. Its tail is rolled up to look like an "e".
You can start by sketching the outline of this tail, a big spiral.
Finally draw a small "e" in the center of this spiral and connect its end to one end of that spiral.
Step 6 Draw the front legs of this dog
In this step we're going to draw the dog's neck, as well as its two front legs. It is running with excitement!
Draw a curved line from the bottom of the mouth towards the bottom right. This completes its thick neck, very easy!
Below the neck, we start by drawing the leg that is close to us. It is complete because it is not occluded.
Then draw a curved line down from the bottom of the neck to this leg. Draw another curved line at the bottom of this leg to get a shape like "√". This completes the other front leg.
Step 7 Draw this dog's belly and one leg
At the bottom of the tail, we're going to draw a back leg. It's close to us, and it's complete.
Unlike the front legs, this leg faces backwards. You can observe whether the legs of the dog are like this when they run.
The back leg appears to be longer and very stocky. You should grab this feature of it.
Finally draw a curved line from left to right and connect it to one of the front legs to get the dog's belly.
Step 8 Draw one of the dog's back legs
In step 8 of this tutorial on how to draw a dog with a ball, we're going to draw its last leg.
This is a back leg on the back, we can only see part of it. But obviously it's also thick, like the back leg we've already drawn.
Just below the tail, draw this back leg at the bottom of the body. It leans slightly to the left.
So far we have completed this excited dog. If you still have time and interest, you can also try adding grass etc. as a background.
Step 9 Color this dog with a ball
The last thing is to color the drawing. We can do it separately by dividing it into two parts - the dog and the ball.
When choosing colors for this dog, you don't have to stick to the reference picture we provide. But you need to notice that the legs on the back are darker.
Then it's a good idea to choose different colors for the ears, nose and mouth than the body.
Finally, choose a bright color, such as yellow, for the ball in this dog's mouth.
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