How to Draw Dog Paw Prints

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How to Draw Dog Paw Prints
There is no right or wrong way to draw dog paw prints. (Illustrations and Photos by Terri Rawls)

Drawing dog paws if fun and easy and can be drawn for just about any occasion. You can draw dog paws and use them to create invitations, party favours and decorations for a kid's party or add them as a creative decor in your child's room. Dog paws are also very popular when it comes to showing support for your favourite sports team. Drawing dog paws is simple and can be done in all different colours, sizes and shapes.

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Things you need

  • Blank paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Marker or paint (Optional)

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  1. 1

    Draw the pad of the dog paw. Don't worry about getting it perfect. Just like dog paws vary in size and shape, this drawing can be altered to any size and shape you choose.

    How to Draw Dog Paw Prints
    Draw the pad of the dog paw.
  2. 2

    Sketch in the 2 centre toes of the dog paw. Because dogs have 4 toes, doing these 2 toes first helps to ensure that you will have room for all 4 toes when the drawing is complete. Toes can be drawn in different shapes, sizes and positions, so don't be afraid to play around with the toes a little bit.

    How to Draw Dog Paw Prints
    Add the 2 centre toes of the dog paw.
  3. 3

    Add the last 2 toes to complete the dog paw drawing. Again, don't be afraid to experiment with different shapes, sizes and positions. As long as the toes are positioned somewhere along the top of the paw, your drawing will look fine.

    How to Draw Dog Paw Prints
    Add the last 2 toes of the dog paw drawing.
  4. 4

    Outline the dog paw once it is complete and erase any pencil marks you may see. Outlining the drawing makes it darker and easier to see. You can use anything from markers to paints to crayons.

Tips and warnings

  • Add a personal touch by adding colour, a pattern or words to the finished design.

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