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How to Draw a German Shepherd Face

To be able to draw a German Shepherd, you need to know how to draw draw a German shepherd face. In this lesson I will show you two ways.

Both lessons are done in the same manner and even the German Shepherds in these examples are similar. But I want to show here that it is not necessary to follow dogma by trying to repeat all the steps as shown in the drawing lesson. You can always show your imagination.

how to draw a german shepherd face
how to draw a german shepherd face step by step

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Basic information on How to Draw a German Shepherd Face

If you love dogs and want to improve your creative skills, then you will definitely love the new tutorial on how to draw a German Shepherd face.

The head of a shepherd dog has a wedge-shaped shape, erect ears with wide bases and sharp tips. The front of the muzzle and areas around the eyes have a darker shade. All these features of the breed you have to depict in your drawing.

The German Shepherd has very wolf-like features. The parts have many straight and pointed edges. All this is also very important to convey in your drawing.

Be careful at every stage of drawing and try to achieve the maximum similarity with my example. So grab all the art supplies you need to complete this tutorial and get to work.


  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Coloring supplies

Steps on How to Draw a German Shepherd Face

Time needed: 30 minutes

How to Draw a German Shepherd Face

  1. Draw the outline of the head.

    The upper part has an elongated shape, in the lower part there are small protrusions on the sides. The outline of the German Shepherd’s head at this stage is similar to the outline of a bell.how to draw a german shepherd face easy

  2. Sketch the eyes.

    Draw two eyes in the form of small ovals. The eyes should be at the top of the head and the tops should be slightly inclined towards each other.
    sketching the eyes of the dog

  3. Add the areas around the eyes.

    Around each eyes, add the outline of the same shape as in the example. These are color features that may differ depending on the individual.
    sketching details on the dog face

  4. Sketch out the nose of the German Shepherd.

    Draw the nose at the bottom of the head using curved lines. To learn more about this, go to my tutorial on how to draw a dog nose.
    drawing the dog nose

  5. Draw the front of the muzzle.

    With the help of smooth lines depict the upper and lower jaw of the German Shepherd. The muzzle of the German Shepherd is quite elongated. Try to convey this in your drawing.how to draw a german shepherd face for kids

  6. Depict the ears of the dog.

    On top of the head, draw two tall erect ears. The ears of a German Shepherd look like two elongated triangles, rounded at the tips.
    drawing the ears of the shepherd

  7. Add the inside of the ears.

    Depict smooth lines along the inner contour of each ear, while maintaining symmetry. These lines will make the outline of the German Shepherd’s ears more realistic.how to draw a german shepherd face for kindergarten

  8. Correct inaccuracies.

    Using the eraser, carefully remove all extra lines in your German Shepherd face drawing. Make the final lines of the drawing darker and more contrasting.german shepherd face drawing lesson

  9. Add some colors to the German Shepherd drawing.

    You will need several shades of brown and black. The highlights in the eyes of the dog will make your artwork more alive and realistic.german shepherd face drawing tutorial

Additional Materials

So the fascinating lesson on how to draw a German shepherd face has come to an end. I hope that you have acquired useful skills and had a good time. If you want to always have access to this lesson, then right now download the PDF file, which contains a brief instruction and additional useful content.

Alternative Way to Draw a German Shepherd Head

As I said at the very beginning of this article, I want to show that in drawing it is very important to feel freedom in actions. That is, it is very important not just to learn to repeat the sequence of steps, as the teacher tells you, but it is important to understand and comprehend what you are drawing.

In these two lessons, everything is approximately the same, but the sequence of adding facial details is noticeably different. You are free to draw the eyes, ears or nose first. Try repeating this lesson to improve your skills in drawing a shepherd’s head.

how to draw a german shepherd head step by step


So let’s summarize what we learned in this German Shepherd head drawing tutorial.

As has been said several times, it is very important to feel freedom in the drawing process. Try to look at the drawing as a whole and depict not details and parts, but the dog’s head as a whole. Details are just details.

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