Hello everyone! When I get bored, I like to doodle, and this particular doodle I decided to document for some reason. I'm planning on making a more detailed dog/puppy later on, but for now, this is a nice thing to start with. It is a very simple sketch, but perfect for warming up and practicing anatomy/shading techniques. It's so simple, almost anyone can do it!
Note: the pictures aren't of the best quality due to being taken with a cheap phone camera, but at the time I drew it, using my SLR wouldn't have been very conventional.
The things you will need are:
Paper (any kind you can comfortably draw on)
A no. 2 school pencil (HB for the more art savvy of you)
A 2B pencil (preferably mechanical)
A wite-out (optional, but helps)
Step 1: The Sketch
Step 2: Hey, It's a Dog!
Step 3: Refining the Edges
Step 4: Start Filling It In
Step 5: More Details
Step 6: Even More Details
Get out your 2B mechanical pencil and draw individual short strokes going with the fur.
Step 7: Wite-out: Finishing Up
Test the wite-out on a separate sheet of paper or in a corner to make sure you're getting a consistent flow as well as a feel for how hard you'll need to push. Draw some highlights with the wite-out and use it to enhance the whites. Go over some of the highlights with your 2B pencil until you are satisfied with the look.
If you draw this, please feel free to show it off in comments. Have fun and keep on makin'!