How to Draw a Shiba Inu Puppy Dog


In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Shiba Inu step-by-step.


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All of the tutorials on are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.


The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:


To draw a Shiba Inu Dog step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.


The Written step-by-step video tutorial:


For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.



How to Draw a Shiba Inu Puppy Dog 1

Step 1: Draw a circle as a guide for the front part of the shiba inu dog's body. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, trace the outer rim of a small lid, a coin or any other object with a circular edge. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.


How to Draw a Shiba Inu Puppy Dog 2

Step 2: To the right, draw a smaller circle as a guide for the back portion of the shiba inu's body. Draw the circles close together. If you draw them too far apart, the dog's body will be too long.



How to Draw a Shiba Inu Puppy Dog 3

Step 3: On the top, left side, draw another circle as a guide for the dog's head. Draw the circle using the four-marks method too. This circle should be about half the size of the first circle. The edges of this circle and the first circle should touch.


How to Draw a Shiba Inu Puppy Dog 4

Step 4: Draw a curved, horizontal line across the head to help you place the shiba inu's facial features later. Add a curved, vertical line on the top, right side of the head for another construction line.



How to Draw a Shiba Inu Puppy Dog 5

Step 5: Draw a small circle on the bottom half of the head as a guide for the shiba inu's muzzle. Pay attention the size of this circle. A bit of it should stick outside the shape of the head.

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