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Step 6: Draw a series of lines that connect the major shapes to form the doberman pinscher's body. Angle the lines that make up the torso to emphasize the dog's powerful chest.
Step 7: Draw two lines under the doberman's body (one below each circle) as guides for the legs. Bend the lines to indicate where the joints will be. The hind leg should bend a lot more.
That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.
Step 8: Lightly sketch the doberman pinscher's eyes inside the head as small circles. Darken the eyes. The eye on the left will be similar to a football. The other will be a smaller ellipse-like shape because of perspective. Shade in the inside of the doberman's eye for the pupil and iris. Leave a tiny circle blank to represent glare. The eye on the right is not fully visible because of the way the dog's head is turned. Shade all of it in. Add a few lines around the eyes for extra detail. Use a series of quick, short strokes above the eyes for fur.
Step 9: Draw the doberman pinscher's nose inside the muzzle by first lightly drawing an oval at the tip. Darken the outer edge of the nose. Use short strokes at the top for fur. Draw an oval on each side and shade them in for the nostrils. Add a line at the bottom that splits the nose in half. Darken the sides more and use quick, short strokes at the top.