Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Dog (Poodle)" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw two circles as guides for the poodle's body. The circles don't have to be perfect. They're just guides. The circle on the left should be a lot bigger than the one on the right becuase it's a guide for the big, poofy chest. The edges of the circles should touch. Leave enough room at the top an bottom for the head and legs.
Step 2: Draw another circle on the top left side as a guide for the poodle's head. This circle should be a bit smaller than the circle on the right side.
Step 3: Draw a small arc on the left side as a guide for the poodle's muzzle.
Step 4: Draw a long, curved line on top of the head as a guide for the poodle's poofy fur. The line should stretch back down to the dog's big body circle.
Step 5: Draw four lines under the body (two below each circle) as guides for the poodle's legs. The lines for the front legs should be pretty straight with a slight bend at the tips for the feet. The lines for the hind legs should bend near the middle to indicate the joints.