In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Basset Hound 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.
To draw this Basset Hound 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 near the middle of the paper as a guide for the front part of the basset hound's body. To draw the circle, first make four marks to determine its 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 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 another circle the same way as a guide for the back part of the dog's body. This circle should be about two-thirds the size of the first circle. The tops of the circles should line up. Basset hounds have long bodies like dachshunds. Don't place the circles too close together, otherwise the body will be too short.
Step 3: On the top, left side, draw a circle as a guide for the dog's head. Make this circle around the same size as the second circle. The circle's edges should almost touch. If you place this circle too high up, the basset hound's neck will be too long.
Step 4: On the left side of the head, near the bottom, draw a curved line as a guide for the basset hound's muzzle. Make the sides of this guide flat, so that the shape almost looks like a small square.
Step 5: Inside the head, on the right side, draw two long, vertical lines as a guide for the ear. Make the left line slightly longer than the right line and close off the bottom. The shape should overlap the dog's body.