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How to Draw a Dog

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Sketching some Details of the Dog's Head
the dog drawing in progress

the dog drawing in progress

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So by now the basic structure of the dog's head is well established. The overall shape is lightly outlined, and the features placed. Note that there are also some 'information' marks - very faintly drawn, near the eyes and the forehead, where there are bumps, and some suggestions of fur ruffles on the dog's neck. These help us to find our way around the face and also to remind us to look "across the form", and not just outline. So far this has taken only a minute or two to draw. Beginners might take a few moments longer, but the trick is to look, think, and set the lines down confidently.

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