How to Draw a Dog That’s Cute Enough to Pet
This tutorial shows you how to draw a beagle, but the same method can be used to draw any dog – and it can be done with watercolours or graph paper!
1. Block In Your Shapes
To get started, use circles and ovals to create the various forms found in your pup’s face, and draw very faint horizontal and vertical guidelines to align the eyes, snout, and other features.
2. Lightly Shade
Clean up the sketch by erasing your guidelines, then begin shading the fur and features with a 6B pencil, using a dark 6A pencil for the blackest parts of the dog, such as the eyes and little black nose.
3. Define the Texture
Don’t get caught up in trying to draw individual hairs; instead, gradually increase your pressure to build up the tone and details of the fur, switching to a 4B pencil for even darker effects.
4. Use an Eraser
The trick involves gently stroking the eraser over shaded areas of fur after kneading it into a thin point with flat edges.
Which pencils are best for sketching?
Artists’ Picks for the Best Drawing Pencils
- General Pencil Charcoal Pencils.
- Faber-Castel 110060 Polychromos Colored Pencil Set In Metal Tin.
- Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils.
- Cretacolor 72 Aqua Monolith Metal Tin Set.
Is HB or 2B better for drawing?
They have all of the advantages of a regular #2, but with a much wider lead, which is ideal for expressive drawings and thick lines. * 2B- Softer than the HB, 2B produces darker lines and is ideal for outlining drawings.
What pencils are good for shading?
While the softer B pencils are generally considered the best for shading, there’s no reason to overlook the harder H pencils. The HB and H are excellent choices for fine, light, even shading, but they, too, have drawbacks. Pencil grades from HB to H, 2H to 5H, get progressively harder and are easier to keep sharp.
Why do artists sketch in blue?
Non-photo blue (or non-repro blue) is a common tool used in the graphic design and print industries. It is a specific shade of blue that is undetectable by Graphic Arts Cameras or copiers, allowing artists to lay down sketch lines without having to erase them after inking.