How To Draw a Labradoodle Dog with this how-to video and step by step drawing instructions. Easy dog drawing tutorial for beginners and all.
Please see Labradoodle drawing tutorial in the video below
Labradoodle Dog Drawing Step by step
Labradoodles are likely to have several different types of fur. For starters, their coat color can be any color, from black, white, brown, or any color in between. Their coat can be short and smooth, long and straight, or coarse and hairy.
Labradoodles are hybrid, breaded animals from Standard Poodles and Labradors. They are bread like hypoallergenic guide dogs, and over time they become great family dogs. This is Poodle and Labrador. Combine them and you have a Labradoodle!
Labradoodle puppies are so adorable! Their coat is not very long when they are young, but it will grow as they grow older. The puppies closely resemble Labrador as children, but with wavy coats.
Here’s a quick illustration of how to draw their paws. First sketch in some basic tutorial lines. The image on the left will be the underside of the foot, the image in the middle will be the side of the forefoot, and the image on the right will be the side of the back foot.
As you can see, the dog’s front paws have a large pad on the bottom with 4 smaller pads as toes. Each pad has a claw protruding from the head. There is also a dew nail on the side of the foot and an additional pad on the back of the foot. The hind legs do not have the frost claws of the fifth pad.
Labradoodles have a lot of long hair that tends to cover parts of the pads and claws. From certain angles, you can’t see the pads or paws at all because of so much hair.
To draw Labradoodle, we should first sketch some basic guidelines. Use a 2H or stiffer pencil and draw very lightly so that the lines are easy to erase after we ink. Draw a circle for the head connected to a bean shape for the body. The dog will run in our common direction.
Start with the eyes. They should rest their heads slightly high and away from each other. At this point, they’ll seem roughly apart, but they’ll look more balanced later on. The eyes should be teardrop-shaped, but on their side. They should be very dark and surrounded by thin hair combed around the eyes and towards the sides of the face.
Next, draw the muzzle and nose. The nose has an upside down triangle shape. It has two small nostrils and a thin slit in the middle. The fur on the muzzle should be short on the top and longer on the sides. It will be blown somewhat by the wind and the fibers will clump together into spots.
Draw the lower jaw and mouth. The mouth should be open so that the chin hangs lower than the circular orientation. The tongue should stick out slightly, covering most of the teeth. Remember that the lower canines will cause the tongue to protrude as it falls over them, creating bumps on either side of the tip of the tongue. There should be a thin lip along the edge of the mouth. Lower jaw hair should be thick but not too long.
Now draw the shape of the head. Notice how the hair starts at the center of the eye and combs back evenly in all directions. The coat lengthens the further away from the face.
The ears should be large and flutter in the wind when the dog runs. Be sure to draw the underside of the ear, but because there are so many long hairs on the ear we won’t be able to see the details of the inner ear.
To add character to the illustration, wear a collar and tag the dog. We can only see a small part of the collar at this angle, but it will wrap around the neck forming a circular part. Dog tags can be any shape you want, be it bone, fire hydrant, oval or in this case round. It should be attached to the collar with a metal ring.
Let’s move down the body. Draw the right leg straight and slightly towards us. We should be able to see the pads of the paws when the dog takes a step forward. The hair on the legs should be directed downwards and thinner on the back of the legs. Don’t forget to draw the tips of the claws through the fur a little.
The left foot should be bent upwards and the right foot dangling. The upper part of the foot will be covered with hair so we cannot see the details of the foot.
Next, draw the dog’s back and chest. The back will have a lot of hair combed together, but we can only see a small part of the dog’s chest because the left leg is raised too high. The hair on the chest should hang loosely. Also, draw more hairs on one side of the dog’s body that is blown against the wind.
The left rear leg should be very straight and facing us when it is firmly planted in the ground. It should be almost parallel to the front right foot. Again, the paws will be covered with fur and we won’t be able to see the details. The upper part of the right foot is hidden from view behind the left front foot.
We can only see a small part of the right hind leg. The foot and lower half of the right leg are seen behind the left hind leg. The right foot is higher than the left foot at this angle.
Finally, draw the tail behind the dog. It can point in any direction you want, as the dog’s tail moves freely as they run. Just be sure to draw it covered with lots of long hair blowing in the wind.
Now we can write our image! Use a marker and ink or a Micron marker. Brushes work best because you can pluck and easily create fine tips that gradually get thicker as they get closer to the dog’s body. Be patient and be careful not to delete any unnecessary instruction lines. Once the ink has dried, erase the pencil marks with a kneaded eraser.
You can add depth to a photo by casting a shadow on it. Our dog is light in color, so don’t add too many bold shadows. Again, a brush works great for turning shadows into light. Add shadows below the ears, on the side of the nose, inside the mouth, below the head, and below the chest. Also blacken the pads of the feet.
And that’s pretty much it! If you need to edit, you can use white ink or opaque white paint. You can also use it to add extra accent to the coat if needed. That’s how you draw Labradoodle! Good job!