Step 15 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your puppy dog drawing to give it more dimension and volume. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Alternate between light and dark values by adjusting the pressure on your pencil to achieve a rounder, more three-dimensional look. Shading can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the puppy so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can stop at this point for a white puppy or you can add more value throughout your drawing for extra detail. Use a darker value for a darker coat. You can also add patches or spots or anything else you'd like! It's always a good idea to use reference when you draw. If you have a puppy, try to duplicate its pattern on your drawing. Add the value using strokes that go in the general direction of the fur. Don't forget to pause the "How to Draw a Puppy" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
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