How to Draw Courage


Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Cartoon Network's Courage the Cowardly Dog. A new cartoon drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!



Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don’t press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.


Draw Courage 1

Step 1: Start with a small circle near the top of the page. It doesn’t have to be perfect. It’s just a guide for Courage's head. Leave enough room at the bottom for his body.


Draw Courage 2

Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the head, one vertical and one horizontal. Bend the lines a bit so that they contour to the shape. The vertical line is closer to the right side of the circle, while the horizontal line is closer to the bottom. These will be construction lines that will help you place Courage's facial features later on.


Draw Courage 3

Step 3: Draw two long ovals right above the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical line as guides for Courage's eyes. The oval on the right should be a bit smaller because of perspective.


Draw Courage 4

Step 4: Draw a long arc on the lower right side of the head as a guide for Courage's muzzle. The arc starts on the right side of the head near the bottom part of the eye and extends out, then curves down and in toward the bottom of the head.


Draw Courage 5

Step 5: On top of the head, draw two lines as guides for Courage's ears. Angle the lines near the base to indicate where the ears will bend.

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