This artwork is a 9″x12″ drawing/painting of a black chihuahua on paper. There is also an associated time-lapse video of how to draw the dog. Mediums used include pen, markers, colored pencils, paint pens, and watercolors. There are also highlights of shimmering gold color and white paint.

An initial pen sketch of the chihuahua was drawn first to provide a suitable structure for organic layering of color and lines. Short expressive strokes relate to the small but powerful stature of the often confident and energetic chihuahua. There is also a coy playfulness and unyielding determination just beneath the surface of the wild exterior.

How to Draw a Dog - Painting and Drawing of a Black Chihuahua

How to Draw a Dog | Drawing and Painting of a Chihuahua Video

40 thoughts on “How to Draw a Dog | Drawing and Painting of a Chihuahua Video

  • December 6, 2008 at 5:53 pm
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    Very cute little guy and I love you ‘how to’ videos. They’re so much fun. It’s really interesting how you see the shadow in light in color pen choice and width. There’s really no margin for error in your process.

    Now the big question- is the subject of this work one of your babies?
    Vikki

  • December 6, 2008 at 5:54 pm
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    That’s ‘ I love YOUR how to videos. I like you – but I don’t love you. At least not yet. Give me some time.
    Vikki

  • December 7, 2008 at 9:24 pm
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    Thanks Vikki! I was just have a discussion with someone about how these really aren’t “how to” videos. I missed the broader perspective when I’m engrossed in my art, but being able to see how they were created was my intention. Just like what you mentioned! 😉
    The chihuahua is not mine though. I’ll sketch my dogs for the next post!
    lol, I like you too! 🙂

    ~Michael

  • January 9, 2009 at 9:44 am
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    i love all of these works of art!

  • January 13, 2009 at 8:17 am
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    Thanks, Mini! 🙂

  • January 16, 2009 at 7:33 pm
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    i love dogs

  • January 16, 2009 at 7:34 pm
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    you guys rock the world

  • January 17, 2009 at 11:59 pm
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    Cool, thanks heather! 😉

  • February 23, 2009 at 5:03 pm
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    You have a great skill, your pieces are simply stunning. You seem to have a way of capturing the imagination on paper in the rawest form. There is so much more to your works there a certain depth is captured though you use of colours and how you apply the medium adding a new dimension to your work. Sorry if i’m sound lets say poncy, first year art student really got into this whole analyzing artists work. This is how i see them anyway i would be interested how you yourself see them. Sorry if there are any typos i’m running merely on caffeine.

  • February 28, 2009 at 11:35 am
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    Thank you David! I appreciate your insight and critique of the artwork! 🙂

    I enjoy approaching drawing and painting with an open minded playfulness and creativity, intuitively sculpting an image with lines and color. Imagination is a wonderful benefit, as is confidence in the uniqueness of each abstract thought and expression.

    Good luck with your artistic pursuits! 😉

    ~Michael

  • March 8, 2009 at 12:52 pm
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    great job!

  • March 11, 2009 at 12:24 am
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    Thanks Anonymous! 🙂

  • May 11, 2009 at 8:40 am
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    great work good show …..confused!!!

  • May 11, 2009 at 8:43 am
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    hi i love ur art work …. rock on peeps ps i love doctor who!!

  • May 24, 2009 at 2:03 pm
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    Thank you leah! Confusion is an opportunity for learning! 😉

  • May 24, 2009 at 2:04 pm
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    Thanks aimee!

  • June 29, 2009 at 11:27 pm
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    you paint wonderfuly! Personly I love art too!

  • July 12, 2009 at 10:37 pm
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    i am a painter and graphic designer.
    at the end i love jast ART

  • July 12, 2009 at 10:43 pm
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    I enjoy approaching drawing and painting with an open minded playfulness and creativity, intuitively sculpting an image with lines and color. Imagination is a wonderful benefit, as is confidence in the uniqueness of each abstract thought and expression

  • July 14, 2009 at 2:23 pm
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    Hi taleah,
    Thank you for your compliment and appreciation for art! 😉

  • July 16, 2009 at 2:22 pm
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    Hi suhail,
    Wonderful thoughts! Your words are inspiring, thank you for commenting! 🙂

    ~Michael

  • July 24, 2009 at 9:42 am
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    Awesome!

    Colour emotions and intelligence.

    They got it.

  • July 25, 2009 at 12:20 pm
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    Thank you, soumik! 🙂

  • August 22, 2009 at 1:03 pm
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    wow, Wonderful art im new fan of this site, very nice.

  • August 23, 2009 at 8:23 am
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    Thank you, charlee! 🙂

  • September 21, 2009 at 2:13 pm
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    Hey nice drawings they are really cool

  • October 2, 2009 at 1:55 pm
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    GH

  • October 13, 2009 at 7:16 pm
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    omgomg i love this u have a secialthing for art i always love drawing but now i want to be famos for it i better draw a lot roght now because im going to my aunts house for 3 days she has no computer whatsoever i so wish i did not have to go. well ,PEACE OUT MY HOME DOGS.

  • December 7, 2009 at 2:23 pm
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    hi

  • February 12, 2010 at 5:24 am
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    Hi my name is Matin im Iranian im 16 years old i like drawing alot Thank for drawings

  • February 16, 2010 at 7:32 am
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    too fast! but very good!!!!!!

  • July 14, 2010 at 10:38 pm
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    ..it’s nice to see abstract paintings like that..so cute..hope i can paint on my own,too..but painting hates me..hehe.. 😀

  • October 22, 2010 at 8:39 pm
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    very good art
    i like it
    i am from myanmar country

  • November 7, 2010 at 3:56 pm
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    hey!! i LOVE your work 😀 you have inspired me with my drawings. i am 13 years old, and i want to be an artist as my secondary job when i am older, Your Abstracts are my absolute favorite!!!

  • April 11, 2011 at 9:57 am
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    hello . i am graphist. your drwing is very good. i ingoy is look this.i can?T speak eEnglish

  • June 25, 2011 at 5:22 am
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    I WANT TO LEARN I HAVE A GREAT INTERESY OF ARTS I AM STUDENT OF FINE ARTS

  • August 11, 2011 at 12:32 pm
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    IM FROM SOUTH AFRIC TJO I LOVE DRAWING A LOT N IM NT PEFECT LYK ADAS BT I REAL REAL LOVE T N PLZ SHARE WTH ME HW IT PAYZ GUYZ

  • August 18, 2011 at 12:39 pm
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    I love your work..!!
    Who/What inspired you make your work?

  • September 6, 2011 at 2:49 am
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    hello i am ahmad . fram iran .your are drwing now very good.

  • February 25, 2014 at 3:27 am
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    hi im catty but you can call me yuna.;-) LOVE your work!! who taught you how to draw like this? i do GCSE art and i waz wonderin’ if you could tell me how to draw dogs properly…..?

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