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In the previous post, we learned to paint the dog eye.  Today I’m going to share my way of painting fur with you!  

Painting fur is a fundamental part of painting a dog or other animals.  

I will show you, step by step, how I paint it.

Helpful tips before you start painting

Choose the right color palette. You will need a dark shade(shadows), a medium shade (base color), and a light shade (highlights). In this tutorial, we will use these five colors.


  • Burnt umber
  • Ultramarine blue
  • Burnt sienna
  • Yellow ochre
  • Titanium white

To paint fur, I recommend you use an old and worn brush.

How to paint dog paintbrush

Step by step

Like everything with acrylic painting, we start with the dark tones and move towards the light ones.

  • We first painted the dark base with Burnt umber.
How to paint dog step by step
  • Mix Burnt Shadow and Ultramarine Blue to make a dark color brown. With the old paintbrush paint fur texture. Paint several layers. The paintbrush must be old, and the bristles bent out of shape. The paint must be fluid, and the brush stroke should be smooth.
How to paint dog step by step
  • Mix Burnt sienna and Yellow ochre, and paint some layers of fur texture.
How to paint dog step by step
  • At that mix, add a little bit of white, and paint more fur texture. To finish, with a fine brush, make individual hairs.
How to paint dog step by step

Dedicate yourself now to practicing what we have seen. Practice, practice, and more practice. 

I hope this post was helpful to you. 

If in doubt, ask. If you have comments, leave one. If you like it, share. 

See you next time!

En post anteriores aprendimos cómo pintar los ojos de los perros.

Hoy voy a compartir contigo cómo es que yo pinto el pelaje. Porque pintar el pelaje es una parte fundamental de pintar perros u otros animales.

Tips importantes antes de empezar

Elige la paleta de color correcta. Necesitas un tono oscuro (que seran las sombras), un todno medio para el color general y un tono claro para las luces. Este tutorial voy a usar 5 colores:


  • Tierra sombra tostada
  • Azul ultramar
  • Tierra Siena tostada
  • Amarillo ocre
  • Blanco de titanio

Para pintar pelaje, te recomiendo usar un pincel viejo y gastado.

How to paint dog paintbrush

Paso a paso

Como todo con la pintura acrílica, empezamos por los tonos oscuros y avanzamos hacia los claros.

  • Primero pintamos la base oscura con Tierra sombra tostada.
How to paint dog step by step
  • Mezcla Tierra sombra tostada y azul ultramar para crear un color oscuro. Con un pincel viejo pinta la textura de pelaje. Pinta varias capas. El pincel debe ser viejo y las cerdas torcidas y deformadas. La pintura debe ser fluida y la pincelada debe ser suave.
How to paint dog step by step
  • Mezcla Tierra Siena tostada y amarillo ocre, y pinta algunas capas  mas de pelaje. En esa misma mezcla, agregue un poco de blanco y pinte más textura de piel.
How to paint dog step by step
  • Para terminar, con un pincel fino, haz pelos individuales.
How to paint dog step by step


Dedícate ahora a practicar lo que hemos visto. Practica, practica y practica! 

Espero que esta publicación te haya sido útil.

Si tienes dudas pregunta. Si tienes comentarios, deja uno. Si te gusta, compártelo.

¡Hasta la próxima!


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