How to Draw a Husky Head

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How to Draw a Husky Head
Huskies are similar to wolves in appearance and have prick ears. (Jupiterimages/Brand X Pictures/Getty Images)

Huskies are known for being sled dogs but are also kept as pets. Huskies have very thick coats of fur that typically feature three colours, which most commonly include white, silver and black. They also have ears that stand straight up and are similar to wolves in their appearance. If you love huskies and would like to learn how to draw them, all you need is patience and some basic stationery.

Skill level:
Moderate

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Things you need

  • Husky picture
  • Eraser

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Instructions

    Instructions

  1. 1

    Find a photo of a husky on the Web, in a magazine, or in your photo collection. Choose a picture that is large enough for you to clearly see all of the details on the husky's face. You will use this as a reference image for your drawing.

  2. 2

    Draw a large circle in the centre of your paper with your pencil. This is the outline of the husky's head.

  3. 3

    Draw a small circle to represent the husky's snout in the large circle. Look at your husky reference image to figure out the size and location of the snout by visually comparing the size of the husky's head to the size of the husky's snout.

  4. 4

    Draw a vertical line from the centre of the snout to the top of the husky's head. Draw a horizontal line through the centre of the vertical line to form a plus sign. These guiding lines will help you draw the eyes.

  5. 5

    Draw two triangles with curved tips for the husky's ears on top of the husky's head. Look at your husky reference image to figure out the exact placement and size of the husky's ears. When looking at a husky head-on, the outer sides of the ears typically align with the outline of the husky's head.

  6. 6

    Draw a triangle with rounded corners on the snout to represent the tip of the husky's nose. Look at your husky reference image to figure out the exact placement and size of the nose. Draw two small circles inside the nose, one on the left side and one on the right side, in the upper half of the nose to represent the husky's nostrils.

  7. 7

    Draw two almond shapes for the husky's eyes. Place the eyes on the left and right sides of the plus sign that you drew in Step 4. Look at your reference picture to figure out the size and tilt of the eyes. The outer points of a husky's eyes typically point upward. Draw a small circle inside each of the eyes to represent the irises and a smaller circle in each iris to represent the pupils.

  8. 8

    Draw a curved line along the bottom of the snout to define the husky's snout. Draw another curved line below the snout to represent the bottom portion of the husky's mouth. Both ends of this line will meet the snout if you are drawing an image of a husky that is facing you head-on. Look at your reference picture to figure out the length, curve and location of each line.

  9. 9

    Erase the guiding lines with your eraser, including the plus sign that you drew in Step 4. Depending on the angle of the husky's head, you may need to erase portions of the circles that were drawn for the main outline of the husky's head and snout.

  10. 10

    Draw the finer details of the husky's head, including an outline that represents where the different colours of fur begin and end, the husky's whiskers and greater definition for the husky's ears. Draw a curved line at the base of each ear to separate them from the husky's face. Look at your reference image to draw these details.

Tips and warnings

  • If you decide to colour in your husky, use shading techniques to create realistic fur.

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