Hi! Japanese Illustrator Mom, Koko here.
Today we’re going to draw a dog – Shiba Inu! It’s a very cute, Kawaii Japanese dog. I had one when I was a child – he was such a smart and cute dog!
For this tutorial, I have made a VIDEO and Practice Sheet and Coloring Page.
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I’ve stored Shiba Inu Dog 2 activity pages on my Resource Library.
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The Shiba Inu Pages are under Drawing section.
This is the sample! You can get 2 sheets.
Watch my drawing Shiba Inu Dog
and here is my video. If you are not used to draw, how about you download a tracing page, and trace together with my video?
I am sure it will help you developing your drawing skill. 😄
Detailed Step by Step tutorial / How to Draw a Dog – Shiba Inu
Step 1. We are staring off from his forehead line 🙂
Step 2. Let’s draw his ears. Remember, Shiba Inu has two cute upright ears.
Step 3. We’re finishing up his face line.
Step 4. A slightly lower than center of the face, we are drawing his nose.
Step 5. Fill the noise in black. Then adding 2 eyes. Note that left eye ( from your side ) is a bit smaller than right one? If you draw an object smaller, that means that object is further from you. This way, the dog really looks like his face is a bit turned away! It’s a good trick to remember 🙂
Step 6. Fill out eyes. The white part is shining effect 🙂
Step 7. Adding his mouth.
Step 8. Draw 3 lines – they are his whiskers. Don’t draw too long or too short, you want the lines to look like nice whiskers 🙂 Now we’re done with his face!! Good job, so far so good!
Step 9. Alrighty! Now we’re move on to draw his body. Two legs on the front and the back. We’re starting off drawing front legs. It’s my style but I think animals with large head and smaller body is cute, so if you notice his legs are bit shorter than actual Shiba Inu. It’s up to you, if you want you can give him longer legs!
Step 10. And other front leg. Draw his chest line then continue to the other leg. It looks good and cute, when the leg is slightly turning inside.
Step 11. Draw his stomach, then continue to back leg.
Step 12. No this is a key point!! One of Shiba Inu trademark is this fluffy, cute curled tail. It’s so so cute and outstanding, so I drew it a bit exaggerated. I draw a larger around circle like this in a picture, so you know that IS Shiba Inu tail!
Step 13. Finishing Up his tail.
Step 14. Add his back leg. Basically the same shape with other back leg. And we’re adding a small tiny line between his face and tail.
Step 15. Last Step: we’re drawing his collar.
Tadaaaaan! We’ve drawn Shiba Inu Dog!!!!! Good job!!!!!!!!!!
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