Do you like food? And do you like dogs too? How about when those two are combined to be a dog that resembles food. There’s this dog that originated from German and has a body like a wiener or a sausage. It’s called Dachshund, a breed of a dog with a long body and short legs. It even has a nickname such as “Wiener dog”. Since Dachshund’s long body is something easily memorable, I suggest you to learn drawing it by following these steps. But first, you’ll have to prepare a paper, a pencil, and an eraser. Now you’re ready to draw!
Step 1: Firstly, we’ll start by drawing the guidelines. The purpose of guidelines is to help you estimate the size of the head, body, and to guide you in drawing the rest of the body. Therefore, we’ll draw a circle on the top left of your paper to make a guideline for the head of your Dachshund. As for its body, create an uneven and inverted trapezium with curved edges. This will be the guideline for the Dachshund’s body. Also, leave a space to create a space between the head and the body. The purpose of the space is to create its neck.
Step 2: Next, let’s start by creating its snout and legs. Make uneven curve lines on the left-hand side of the head guidelines (see picture to better understand). After that, we’ll continue drawing its legs. Draw two circles with the same amount of size for the front and two narrow ovals on the back. In total, you’ll draw four shapes.
Step 3: We can move on to the forelegs by adding several curve lines (see picture) below the previous step. This will be the forelegs guidelines. Then, we’ll draw the Dachshund’s nose. Create a smaller curve on the left-hand side of the snout.
Step 4: After that, we can continue finishing Dachshund’s legs by drawing another curve lines before drawing the paws. Make the back legs part more narrow and longer (see picture to better understand). Then, we can start drawing the features on Dachshund’s head guidelines. Since Dachshund has long ears, therefore, draw several curve lines that resemble uneven inverted triangle-like shapes.
Step 5: Now we can continue with the last part of the legs, the paws. Starting from its guideline, draw four trapeziums on below of the previous step. Below the snout, add another short line to create the jaw of your Dachshund.
Step 6: Lastly, on each leg consist of four curve lines to make a paw shape. Therefore, draw to create the paws for your Dachshund.
Step 7: Finally, we can start drawing its tail. Since we’re drawing Dachshund with black and tan color fur, it usually has a short and narrow tail. Therefore, draw two curved lines on the right-hand side of the body.
Step 8: After that, continue making Dachshund’s eye. Draw a horizontal tear-like shape in the middle of the ear and snout. Add the cornea for the eyes by drawing a curve inside it (see picture)
Step 9: If there’s a line that intersecting each other, this is the time to erase it. To see your Dachshund clearly, you’ll need clean lines.
Step 10: Lastly, giving the detail for the body and face. Since Dachshund has a tan area on its body, especially the center of its lower body, from the snout to inside of the legs. Therefore, create several lines to separate the color (see picture to better understand). Also, Dachshund’s face usually has two tan spots above its eyes. You’ll have to draw to small ovals above its eyes Voila! You’ve finished drawing a Dachshund!
Since you’re drawing a Dachshund, you need to look at the actual reference of what you’re going to draw. It is important because living things’ form won’t be smooth or symmetrical. Even if it’s symmetrical, the form will still be uneven. You’ll need keen eyes and a lot of practice so you can make your drawing perfect. Good luck!