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Step 15: Use the remaining lines as guides to draw the rest of the doberman pinscher's body and tail. Simply follow the path of the guides and darken the lines to create the body. Use a small curved arc for the tail. You can draw a longer tail if you'd like.
Step 16 (optional): Erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines for a cleaner look. Don't worry about erasing all of them. 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 throughout your drawing for extra detail. Doberman pinschers are usually black or dark brown, so use a dark value when shading. Draw a line on the dog's muzzle to indicate where the separation of the light and dark color will be. Use a lighter value for the section on the muzzle and continue adding a dark value to the rest of the head. Use a lighter value on a small section above the eye as well. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value.
Continue shading the rest of the body. Use a lighter value across the body to indicate the coat's shine. Push down hard on your pencil to achieve a darker value on the rest of the body. Try to add the value evenly across the body for a smooth, shiny coat and avoid a rough, gritty texture. Add the value by using strokes that go in the general direction of the dog's fur. Adding the value can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. It's always a good idea to use reference when you draw. If you have a doberman or a similar breed, try to duplicate its coat on your drawing. Don't forget to pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Finally, add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the dog so it doesn't appear to be floating. Use a dark value near the middle of the shadow and a lighter value along the edge for the shadow's diffusion.
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