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

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

40 Replies to “How to Draw a Dog | Drawing and Painting of a Chihuahua Video”

  1. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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.

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Hi suhail,
    Wonderful thoughts! Your words are inspiring, thank you for commenting! 🙂

    ~Michael

  8. 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.

  9. ..it’s nice to see abstract paintings like that..so cute..hope i can paint on my own,too..but painting hates me..hehe.. 😀

  10. 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!!!

  11. 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

  12. 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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