# How to draw a Poodle

This drawing is based on the photo of Toy Poodle, a smallest breed of Poodle dog.

**Grid step**

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.

2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.

3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.

4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

**Step 1**

Mark off the width and height of the picture. Draw two ovals for the toy poodle’s head and body. Draw a smooth guideline for the snout.

**Step 2**

Draw the general shape of fur on the neck and head. Define the shape of the back and tail.

**Step 3**

Add an oval for a hip and guidelines for legs.

**Step 4**

Delineate the shape of the legs.

**Step 5**

Sketch the shapes of the poodle’s snout, ears and feet. Define, with a semicircle, the place for an eye.

**Step 6**

Work on the whole figure, paying special attention to details. Add a mouth, nose and eyes.

**Step 7**

Contour the toy poodle, trying to vary the thickness and blackness of the line. Add more details and the ground. Erase all guidelines.

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