In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw an Alaskan Malamute Dog step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
To draw this Alaskan Malamute Dog step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a big circle near the middle of the paper as a guide for the front part of the Alaskan Malamute dog's body. To draw the circle, make four marks to determine height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a coin or a bottle cap. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: To the left, draw another circle as a guide for the back portion of the Malamute's body. Use the four-marks method to draw this circle too. This circle should be a bit smaller than the first one. Don't draw the circles too far apart or the dog's body will be too long.
Step 3: On the top, right side, draw an even smaller circle as a guide for the Alaskan Malamute dog's head. This circle should be about one-fourth the size of the first circle, and the circles' edges should touch.
Step 4: On the lower, right side of the head, make a small mark for the first part of the guide for the muzzle. Connect the mark to the head using longer, curved lines to finish the arc-like guide for the Malamute's muzzle. On top of the head, draw a small, triangular shape as a guide for the ear.
Step 5: Under the first circle, draw a long, vertical line as a guide for the dog's first front leg. Bend the line at the top and bottom for the joints. Draw another long line under the circle on the left for the hind leg. The guide for the hind leg should slope to the left first and then angle downward. Bend the bottom for the Malamute's foot.