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Learn How to Draw Dogs in Pencil with this step by step drawing lesson by Nick Warren. This lesson focuses on How to Draw a Dogs's head. Nick Warren's exquisite skill with a pencil makes this beauty come to life on the page. Nick is the author of Drawing Animals in Pencil and we are excited to have Nick as a contributor to the DrawingTeachers.com website.

Learn How to Draw Dogs

Now let's get started with the Learn How to Draw Dogs
step by step drawing tutorial.

Dog Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 1:
How to Draw a Retriever in Profile.
Art Supplies: HB and 6B pencils on cartridge paper.

Start with a sketch, using shapes and curved lines. I make sure to place the
eye correctly.

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Dog Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 2:
Draw in the outline keeping the lines light.
TIP: Mouse over the image to see the changes.

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Dog Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 3:
Extend the dog to include its neck and part of the chest. I apply loose pencil lines for shading.

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Dog Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 4:
Blend with tissue.

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Dog Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 5:
Use vertical lines to add to the ear.

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Dog Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 6:
Begin to make the drawing more realistic with details to the eye and other features.
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Dog Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 7:
I need heavier lines on the ear. I build this up gently determined not to scratch
the paper surface.
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Dog Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 8:
Add detail to the nose.

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Dog Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 9:
Add detail to the eye.

Dog Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 10:
Back to the nose, adding more detail.

Learn How to Draw Dogss Head

Dog Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 11:
Now the eye takes on a realistic look. I use a soft pencil to surround the eye
with dark tone

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Dog Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 12:
I switch back to the HB and build up the fur around the eye and along the snout.
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Dog Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 13:
I use the same technique on the nose and mouth.

Dog Drawing

Dog Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 14:
The fur on the side of the head is pale. I use very careful lines here making them a little
darker higher.

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Dog Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 15:
I use the 6B to finish the ear. The body is built up with lines over the lightly blended pencil. This illustrates the value of this drawing technique.

Learn How to Draw Dogs

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