Drawing dogs is a lot of fun and in this tutorial you will learn how to draw a german shepherd head step by step. Before we start drawing, let’s look at the characteristics of this dog breed. The German Shepherd is a large, athletic dog.
The head is wedge-shaped, the ears are high and erect, the auricle looks forward, the eyes are dark and deep set, the forehead is rounded, the nose is straight. You see all these features in the picture and your task is to draw all the elements correctly.
Step 1 – Create the base
First, draw three ovals of different shapes to define the position of the head and torso. Try to place the ovals correctly in space.
Step 1: Construct the main body of your German Shepherd sketch
For all of our animal drawing tutorials, we always start by using construction lines to establish the basic shape and proportions of our animal. Starting with the largest part of the German Shepherd, we’ll use an elongated oval to represent the main shape of the body. In this very first step, you need to be aware of the final shape of your German Shepherd sketch. The German Shepherd faces to the left of the canvas, and as a result, this side of the oval should be higher than the other. This slope will help you nail the sloping hips into your German Shepherd’s design.
Our best drawing tip for this first step is to make sure the main body structure is an oval right in the center of the canvas. You’ll be adding legs and a head to this oval, so you need plenty of room!
Starting at the top left of the paper, draw a side oval shape to outline your German Shepherd’s head.
To ensure that your German Shepherd is drawn proportionally, create reference lines by drawing an intersecting horizontal and vertical line on the paper.
Step 2: Creating the head for your German Shepherd drawing
The next step in our German Shepherd sketch is quite simple and won’t take long to complete. Draw a slightly ragged circle and place it just above the left side of the oval you drew for the body. The irregular shape of the circle aids in the construction of the head, so keep the left side angled slightly down. The top and bottom are slightly flattened and the right side is angled slightly upwards.