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How to Draw a Doberman

This step-by-step drawing instruction is devoted to how to draw a Doberman – one of the most popular dogs in popular culture.

This dog has a very distinctive appearance and I want to show you how to portray them. On this page you will find two step-by-step instructions for drawing a Doberman and additional PDF materials.

how to draw a doberman
how to draw a doberman step by step

Table of Contents

  • Basic information
  • Steps on
  • Additional content
  • Common mistakes
  • Conclusion

Basic information on How to Draw a Doberman

The lesson will be very useful for you and you will definitely be able to use the acquired skills in the future.
If you love dogs, then enjoy the new drawing lesson, which shows in detail how to draw a Doberman.

The main features of the breed are a wide neck, a narrow muzzle, erect ears that are set high. The tail is short. The color is black or brown and tan, the fur is short and close to the body.

Try to depict these features in your drawing so that the Doberman in your drawing is easily recognizable.

In the first instruction for drawing a Doberman, we will draw this dog in a sitting position, and in the second instruction in a standing position.

These two lessons complement each other, and I highly recommend that you draw both to get the most comprehensive look at how to draw a Doberman.


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Steps on How to Draw a Doberman

Time needed: 30 minutes

How to Draw a Doberman

  1. Sketch the head of the Doberman.

    The top of the head is broader, while the bottom is narrow and flat. The Doberman’s head should be symmetrical.how to draw a doberman easy

  2. Depict the ears of the dog.

    First outline the inner contours of the ears, then use two smooth lines to sketch the outer contours. Next, draw two lines of cartilage in the ears.
    sketching the ears

  3. Add elements of the dog’s face.

    Sketch out the eyes, brow blemishes and nose. The eyes are located just above the middle, while the nose is at the very bottom.
    sketching the face of the dog

  4. Draw the rest of the elements of the head.

    From the nose, draw smooth curved lines to the sides and draw the mouth below. Now the sketch looks more like the face of a Doberman.how to draw a cartoon doberman

  5. Sketch the torso of the dog.

    Add a smooth line from the head and add the small rectangular torso. The torso should be approximately the same size as the Doberman’s head.how to draw a cute doberman

  6. Sketch out the front legs.

    Draw two vertical lines and add the lower parts of the paws. The Doberman’s legs should be spaced far enough apart.doberman drawing lesson

  7. Draw the hind legs.

    Add two identical hind legs on the sides of the body in the same position as in the example. The Doberman sketch should be as symmetrical as possible.doberman drawing tutorial

  8. Erase the guidelines from the artwork.

    Now it’s time to give the Doberman its final look. To do this, erase unnecessary lines from the drawing, being careful not to touch the image.doberman drawing guide

  9. Color your Doberman drawing.

    Color the Doberman’s fur shades of brown and the eyes black, adding small areas of highlights to make the artwork appear more alive.
    how to draw a doberman

Additional Materials

As I said above, each lesson comes with a free PDF file with a summary of the instruction and additional materials in the form of a coloring page, tracing worksheet and grid drawing worksheet.

Download so you can open it at any time, or print it out so you can use these instructions even if you don’t have any gadgets nearby.

Alternative Way to Draw a Doberman

This instruction differs from the first one in that here the Doberman is depicted in a standing position. Also, I slightly changed the order in which I added the details.

how to draw a doberman step by step

Common Mistakes When Drawing a Doberman

The main mistake of novice artists is that they do not pay much attention to the distinctive features discussed in the preface. This is a very important point, because in order to make the object being drawn similar, it is necessary to depict all the distinctive features as accurately as possible.

The second mistake is that young artists often get confused in proportions, making body parts of completely different sizes than required.

To prevent this from happening, try to be distracted from the details more often, and draw general shapes first, and only towards the end start working on the details.


So, to draw a Doberman, you will need the method that we usually use to draw almost all animals. That is, as is the case with other dogs, for example, you need to start with the basic outlines of the head and torso, then add details of the head and torso from top to bottom. Then add the final touches to paint the work.

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  1. Can you pls make a husky mixed with a German shepherd they are so cute I have q baby one of the husky mixed with a German shepherd

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