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Learn how to draw with the drawing lessons in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- A charcoal or graphite pencil
Draw hindquarters and rib cage
Draw a dog side view by lightly sketching a circle to represent the rib cage. Draw a smaller vertical oval a short distance to the left of the rib cage and slightly lower to represent hindquarters.
Complete the body
Complete the body by connecting the rib cage and hindquarters with a cylinder shape. Add an elongated triangle for the tail, making sure it flows from the top of the hindquarters.
Draw legs and paws
Draw legs and paws by adding two elongated triangles to the lower edge of the hindquarters, overlapping the triangle closest to your point of view. Repeat this step, adding the legs connected to the ribcage. Draw small horizontal ovals for each paw and define the paws with two or three short, straight lines.
Draw an oval to represent the head, locating it a short distance above the ribcage, making sure it extends over the ribcage. Add triangles to the top of the head for pointed ears or a vertical oval for the one floppy ear visible from a side view. Connect the head to the body with a cylinder shape.
Round the form
Round the form by smoothing out the connected shapes. Erase your guidelines.
Add details to the face by drawing eyes, a nose, and mouth, making your canine creation sparkle with life.