Use the videos and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Max from The Secret Life of Pets. Stay tooned for more tutorials!
The speed drawing video:
The written step-by-step video tutorial:
Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.
Step 1: Draw a big circle near the bottom of the page as a guide for the first part of Max's body. First draw four small marks to indicate the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But the circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. If you do want a perfect circle, trace the outer rim of a glass, a cup or any other object with a circular edge.
Step 2: Draw a big arc on the right side of the circle to complete the guide for Max's body. First draw a small mark on the right side to determine the length of the arc, then connect the mark to the circle using curved lines. The arc should be wide, and the curvature should almost be parallel to the right edge of the circle.
Step 3: Draw another circle on the top, left side as a guide for the first part of the dog's head. Draw this circle the same way as the first. Start with four marks, then connect the marks using curved lines. This circle should be about half the size of the first circle. Pay attention to the distance between this circle and Max's body circle. Don't draw it too high up.
Step 4: Draw a curved horizontal line across the head. This construction line will help you place Max's facial features later. Add a curved vertical line on the top left side of the dog's head for another construction line.
Step 5: Draw a long vertical line on either side of the head that connects to the body as a guide for the rest of Max's head and neck.