Poodles are highly intelligent and hypoallergenic dogs. They may seem to just be prissy show dogs, but they are very protective and loving as well. Their pretty haircuts can be a bit of a challenge to draw, however it can be done.

What you will need

To Draw a Poodle, Start with Basic Outlines

Start by drawing a thin triangle on the paper, at about a 60 degree angle. Leave the bottom part open and draw an inch line on one side, to represent the tail. For the head, draw a circle at the angle on top of the triangle. Draw an oval on top of the circle to represent the hair poofiness, and make a short muzzle that seems oddly too wide for the dog, because later on the mouth will be drawn open. Don’t worry, art usually does not make sense until it is completed.

Develop the Floof of the Poodle Drawing

Add another line for the tail that starts at a point and goes down to the rear. Draw a small circle at the tip to make it look like a poodle tail. Draw a big fluffy coat on the dog, think of cotton candy. Create another line coming out of the floof to make the front paw facing you, and add an oval to make the pompom, or a circle. Make a triangle to represent a bent paw and add a poof of hair to the end as well as draw a curved line for the back paw and add a pompom there as well. Add a lower jaw with a water drop shape for a tongue. The ear is a half oval that covers the neck, going down to the furry coat and looping back up to the fro.

how to draw a poodle

Fixing Minor Issues and Making your Lines Stand Out

Now is the time to go back and erase some base lines, cleaning up the drawing thoroughly. Any mistakes you made, erase them, anything on it that bothers you, alter it now. Once you have put the marker marks on the paper, there is no erasing or going back. Once you are completely satisfied, go over the drawing with the marker and outline everything. After outlining, go over it with an eraser to get any leftover pencil marks for a clean and well put together touch.

Five Nights at Freddy’s is a wonderful series of games by Scott Cawthon that are full of many interesting Easter eggs and funny moments, such as the selection of Exotic Butters. You can make your own Exotic Butters with polymer clay and a little imagination.

This tutorial requires a lot of different polymer clay colors, so I recommend buying a kit.

What you need:

Making the Basket for your Exotic Butters

Start off by mixing white, yellow, and brown to make the right color for the basket, which is a sort of tan color. Roll it out very thin and make the base of the basket. Make the base very wide and the walls of the basket short, so that it matches the real exotic butter basket. Mixing white and shiny white polymer clay, make the inside of the basket. Roll it out, cut a small circle in the middle, and put it against the bottom of the basket, pressing it in with the blunt end of a toothpick. Take the rest of the clay, roll it out, and line the rest of the inside of the basket. Blend the edges and fold the excess slightly over the side of the basket.

Adding Details to your Exotic Butter FNAF Basket

After the basket is lined, use a mix of light and dark red clay to make the ribbon and bow. The ribbon was a small piece rolled out thin and wrapped around the basket securely. The bow was two triangles with a dot of red in the middle to cover up where the pieces met. Make two lines on each half of the bow and stick it on. Pull the edges out slightly so it looks more 3D.

Making the Exotic Butters

The exotic butters are made from white shimmer polymer clay, light yellow polymer clay, and dark yellow polymer clay. Mix the colors to get the desired shade of yellow. Roll them out on the parchment with a small roller very carefully. Cut the rounded edges off and flatten them to look  just like real butter. 6 pieces of butter is how many is in the original basket, however I used extra sticks to fill in gaps. Put an eye hook or a piece of wire twisted into a loop into the back of it and tuck it in snugly. Bake at 375 and put a clear coat of nail polish over the butter for an even more realistic touch.