Drawing dog paws can be easy. It can also be quite hard. Especially when you want to draw a whole trail of dog paws across a page! In this tutorial, we’ll show you how to draw dog paw prints in 6 simple steps.

One of the cutest notebook doodle ideas is to draw paw prints going across your notepad. Although it can be very difficult to get the sizing of each paw print right as well as the spacing. In this post, we’ll show you a neat trick for drawing equal sized and spaced paw prints by pencil

What You’ll Need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil (Ideally a 4H Pencil)
  • Marker Pen
  • Eraser

How to Draw Dog Paw Prints

Here are six easy steps for drawing your own dog paw prints:

Step 1:

Start by drawing a curved line across your page. Don’t make it too curvy, just a nice light curve. 

1-curvy trail line-print

Step 2: 

Draw circles for the base of your paw prints. This will also act as a reference point to make sure your paw prints are equally shaped and sized. 

2-ciricles paw print

Step 3:

Draw oval shaped fingers for your paws. At this point you should have a very basic paw print outline to work with. 

3-circles paw print toes

Step 4:

Curve the base of your paw prints. This is important to make your paw prints look natural.

4 - paw prints details

Step 5:

Point out the paw fingers. This makes your paw prints look like they have claws similar to realistic dog paws. Now you got the perfect trail of dog paws going across your page.

5 - paw prints details

Step 6: 

Use a marker to colour in your dog paw prints. You can use a brown felt tip pen to make it look like muddy dog paw prints or black  – It’s up to you!

paw print drawing trail

Now you got yourself a trial of muddy paw prints going across your notebook page. Oh and by the way, this is not only a great doodle idea – It is also a good way to decorate greeting cards for anyone who loves dogs! If you found this tutorial on how to draw dog paw prints useful, why not share it with your friends?

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