How to Draw Pluto (Full Body) VIDEO & Step-by-Step Pictures
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To draw Pluto step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to go at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below. The new lines in each step are shown in red, and each step is explained in the text below the photo, so you'll know exactly what to draw in each step. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods! Take your time and draw at your own pace.
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 top of the paper as a guide for Pluto's head. First make four marks to determine the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a coin or a lid.
Step 2: Inside the head, draw a curved, horizontal line as a guide to help you place Pluto's facial features later. Draw this line close to the bottom. Add a curved, vertical line on the top, left for another construction guide.
Step 3: On the lower, left side of the circle, draw a sideways arc as a guide for the top part of Pluto's muzzle. Pay attention to where this line begins and ends, as well as its size in relation to the circle. Below the circle and sideways arc, draw a big, U-shaped line as a guide for Pluto's open lower jaw.
Step 4: On the lower, right side of the head, draw a big circle as a guide for the top part of Pluto's body. Use the four-marks method to draw this circle too. Pay attention to the size of this circle in relation to the head. On the bottom, left, draw a circle that's about half the size of the previous circle as a guide for the lower half of the body. Don't draw the circles too far apart, otherwise the body will be too long.
Step 5: Connect the body circles using curved lines to finish the guide for the torso. Draw two short lines that connect the head to the top body circle as the guide for Pluto's neck.
Step 6: On the lower, left side of the body, draw a wide oval as a guide for the first front paw. On top of the oval, draw a long, curved, vertical line that connects to the top of the body as a guide for the leg. To the left, draw a smaller oval as a guide for Pluto's other front paw and a shorter line on top for the leg.
Step 7: To the left of the front legs, draw a small, tilted arc as a guide for the first hind leg. Below that, draw an even smaller sideways arc as a guide for the tip of the hind paw. On the lower, right side of the body, draw a big, tilted arc that's similar in shape to the letter U as a guide for the other hind leg. Below that, draw a small half-oval as a guide for Pluto's hind paw.
That's it for the guides! For the next steps, use darker lines for a more defined drawing.
Step 8: Draw a small oval on top of the sideways arc on the head for Pluto's nose. Make the bottom edge thin. To the right, draw three small, curved lines along the guide for the top part of the muzzle. These lines should stretch inside the head, below the horizontal guide. Add an extra line on the right tip.
Step 9: Inside the head, on top of the muzzle, draw two tall arcs for Pluto's eyes. The eyes should be on either side of the vertical line. The eye on the left should be a bit smaller.
Step 10: Inside each eye, draw a small oval and shade it in for the pupils. Draw the pupils on the lower, right sides of Pluto's eyes. The pupil on the left should be slightly smaller. Above the eyes, along the edge of the main circle, draw two small arcs for the thick brows.
Step 11: Draw the bottom part of the top of the muzzle as two curved lines along the sideways arc. The muzzle should be split under Pluto's nose. Draw a small smile line on the right tip below the eye. Darken the left side of the U-shaped arc for the lower lip. Inside the guide, draw a smaller U-shaped line for the open mouth.
Step 12: To the left of the smile, lightly sketch a thin, long shape for Pluto's first ear. The ear should stretch across the neck and into the body. The bottom part should be thicker than the top. When you get the shape of the ear right, darken the lines. Draw small lines at the top for the base. On top of the head, draw a thin shape that angles to the right for the other ear. Make the top part thicker than the bottom. Instead of drawing the ear on top, you could also just draw the bottom tip peeking from behind the lower jaw.
Step 13: Follow the path of the main circle to draw the shape of the head. On the right side of the circle, draw a small, curved line for the bump on Pluto's head. Don't overlap the ear and add curved lines along the U-shaped guide for the lower jaw. Inside the mouth, draw two short, curved lines for the tongue.
Step 14: Draw a wide, curved line on the top body circle for the bottom edge of Pluto's collar. Pay attention to where this line begins and ends. The line should curve under the ear. Draw a shorter curved line between the neck and the ear for the inner edge of the collar. Add an extra line on the left side to make the collar thicker and make the sides flatter. Don't overlap Pluto's ear.
Step 15: Use the long, curved, vertical line under the body as a guide to draw the first front leg. Lightly sketch the shape of Pluto's leg around the guide. Make the top part narrow and the bottom wide. When you get the shape right, darken the lines. Add a small, curved line on the right for the elbow. Use the oval in the bottom as a guide to draw the paw. Darken the edge of the oval to create the paw. Draw two short, curved lines along the lower, left edge of the oval for the toes.
Step 16: Darken the oval to the left to create the other paw. Draw short, curved lines on the bottom for the toes. Above that, draw a curved, vertical line for the visible portion of the other front leg.
Step 17: Darken the big, tilted arc on the right for the outer edge of the first hind leg. Stretch the tip inside the body. Draw a sloping line inside the arc that stretches to the front leg for the folded hind leg overlapping itself. Draw two short, curved lines on the right side of the lower arc for Pluto's toes and darken the rest of the guide for the paw.
Step 18: Darken the tilted arc on the far left for Pluto's other folded hind leg. Draw two short, curved lines to the arc at the bottom for the toes. Draw a sloping line inside the big arc for the folded leg.
Step 19: Use the remaining lines and shapes as guides to draw the rest of Pluto's body. Darken the outer edges of the guides to create the shape of the body. Don't overlap the legs that are on this side. On top of the hind leg on the right, lightly sketch a long, S-shaped line for Pluto's tail. When you get the shape right, darken the line. Make the bottom part thicker than the top.
Step 20: Go over the final sketch lines with a pen, marker or any other type of permanent ink. Take your time and be careful when you ink to avoid any accidents. After the ink dries, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser for a cleaner drawing.
Final Step: Color your Pluto drawing using colored pencils, markers or crayons! Use black for the ears and nose. Leave a small circle on the nose blank for shine. Color the rest of the body yellow. Use light brown for Pluto's mouth, pink for the tongue and red for the collar. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.