Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Dog (Boxer)" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
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 boxer's body. First draw four small marks for the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But the circles don't have to be perfect. They're just guides.
If you do want a perfect circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a lid or any other object with a circular edge. The circle on the left should be a lot smaller than the one on the right. Don't draw the circles too far apart, otherwise your boxer will end up with the body of a dachshund!
Step 2: Draw another circle on the top, right side as a guide for the head. This circle should be about the same size as the circle for the body that's on the left side. Boxers have long necks compared to other breeds, like bulldogs, so don't draw this circle too close to the body.
Step 3: Draw a curved horizontal line across the head. This is a construction line that will help you place the boxer's facial features later. Add a curved vertical line on the top right side of the head for another construction line.
Step 4: Draw a small circle on the lower, right side of the head as a guide for the boxer's muzzle. Draw a small mark below the head first to determine the height of the circle. Then complete the circle using curved lines. This circle should be about one-third the size of the head. The lower, right side should extend outside of the dog's head.
Step 5: Draw the guides for the boxer's ears as small triangles by first drawing a V-shaped line on the top, left side of the head. Complete the shape of the triangle by drawing a short line on top of the V-shaped line. The ear on the right side will be blocked by the head, so only draw two of the triangle's three sides.