This week, we’re challenging users to draw dogs using the PicsArt app, so we decided to help yu fetch the gold medal by posting this step by step drawing tutorial. Learn the finer points of the PicsArt app and see what goes into creating a great dog drawing. 

If you follow these steps, your sure to finish with a stunning drawing that will have voters everywhere wagging their tails at your entry. 

Step 1: Draw Outline

Use a thin blacl brush, outline our dog roughly, then reduce the layer’s opacity. Add a new layer then trace a clean and deliberate final outline. 

How to Draw a Dog with PicsArt

How to Draw a Dog with PicsArt

Step 2: Add Color

Add a new layer under your outline, and use the color chooser to change your brush color. Color in your dog. 

How to Draw a Dog with PicsArt

Step 3: Add Lighting

Choose a brighter tone of your dog’s fur color then add a layer all the way on top. Gently brush on lighting in any areas you want to reflect light, then slightly reduce the layer’s opacity to blend it into your drawing. 

How to Draw a Dog with PicsArt

Step 4: Add Shade

Add another layer under your lighting layer, and use a black brush to darken all of the layers furthest from your light source. Reduce the opacity significantly to fade it into your dog. 

How to Draw a Dog with PicsArt

Step 5: Advanced Light & Shade

Give depth to your light and shade by repeating steps 3 and 4 for even darker or lighter accents. 

How to Draw a Dog with PicsArt

How to Draw a Dog with PicsArt

How to Draw a Dog with PicsArt

Step 6: Draw the Background

Add a layer all the way at the back and fill it in. Color the bottom half with streaks of green for grass, then add a layer at the very top and add blades of grass in front of your pup. 

How to Draw a Dog with PicsArt

How to Draw a Dog with PicsArt

How to Draw a Dog with PicsArt