How to Draw a Lab

Artist: Dawn / October 18, 2010

Step 1.

Start with a circle for the head, and then add some facial guidelines. You will then draw yet another shape for the body, and then another circle shape for the lower end of the dogs frame or structure.

Step 2.

Begin sketching out the shape of the lab's snout, head, and right ear like you see here. Labradors have large floppy ears, so be sure to keep this in mind while you draw the ears out.

Step 3.

Draw in the bottom jaw and the other ear, and then color in some eyes, and eyebrows. When that is all set, you will draw out the nose tip, and then draw the chest, front legs, paws, and dog collar.

Step 4.

Okay guys, you are now ready to finish off this doggie. All you have to do is draw out the back legs and paws, the tail, and add all the toe lines like so. Give this pooch a name tag too and then add some shading. Erase the lines and shapes you drew    

Step 5.

when your drawing is all cleaned up, you should have an awesome drawing like the one you see here. You can now pick a color for your lab like chocolate, yellow, or black. Great job guys!

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: October 18, 2010
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Description: I know for a long time there has been requests for a lab dog as a tutorial. No matter how many times I tell everyone that asks, they just don’t believe me that I have a lesson on a lab, or they want a specific lab like a chocolate or yellow version. Today, I thought I would finally fill the request and teach you "how to draw a lab", step by step. I chose to draw a yellow lab because they are one of the popular colors that people or families own. The black lab is a well sought after color as well, but since I did a full tutorial on a Labrador, and its color is black, why would I do another. All the information you need to know on this dog breed can be found with the other lesson I have. This version of a lab is going to be a lot easier to learn from because I have simplified the sketch so that everyone will be able to give it a try. If you are a big dog fan, or if you own a yellow lab in your home, you will love this tutorial that shows you an easy way to "draw a lab". I think you’ll have fun with this submission because I had fun drawing it out. That does it for this description, just two more to go. Adios people, and have an awesome time with your drawing day!