In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw an English Pointer or German Shorthaired Pointer Dog step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com 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 this English Pointer / German Shorthaired Pointer 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.
Step 1: Draw a circle on the left side of the paper as a guide for the front part of the pointer 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, just trace the outer rim of a small, circular object like a coin or a lid. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: To the right, draw a smaller circle as a guide for the back portion of the pointer's body. Draw the circles close together. If you draw them too far apart, the dog's body will be too long.
Step 3: On the left side, draw an even smaller circle as a guide for the pointer's head. Draw this circle using the four-marks method too. This circle should be about one-third the size of the first circle. The dog will be pointing to the left, so don't place the circle too high. It should be at around the same level as the first circle.
Step 4: On the lower, left side of the head, draw a small arc as a guide for the pointer dog's muzzle. This arc should be more blocky and less curved. It should also dip down a bit.
Step 5: Draw a vertical line across the pointer's head for the first part of the guide for the ear. To the right, draw an angled line to complete the guide for the dog's long, floppy ear.