Step 20: Use the last line under the body as a guide to draw the other hind leg the same way. Use the first hind leg as a template to draw the Dalmatian's other hind leg. A big portion of the top of the leg will be behind the other hind leg, so don't worry about drawing it.
Step 21: Use the remaining lines and shapes as guides to draw the rest of the Dalmatian's body. Darken the lines under the head to create the neck and chest. Curve the lines a bit at the bottom for the muscle structure. Darken the outer edges of the guides to create the shape of the rest of the body. If you made your initial guides too thin or wide, now is the time to correct them to give your dog the proper body shape.
Step 22: Use the long, curved line on the right as a guide to draw the Dalmatian's tail. Draw the shape of the tail around the guide. The tip of the tail should come to a point.
Step 23: 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 you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step: Add some shading to your Dalmatian drawing to give it more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. For a more detailed guide on how to shade, check out this tutorial: How to shade.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the dog so it doesn't appear to be floating.
Hmm, something's missing. The Dalmatian's spots! But first shade the nose using a dark value. Now add the spots randomly all over the body! The spots are basically blotches, so just draw irregular, curved shapes and shade them in with a dark value. You can make the spots big or small. You can draw a lot of them or only a few. It's up to you! Adding the Dalmatian's spots can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. If you have a pet Dalmatian or a similar breed, try to replicate its spots on your drawing! Don't forget to pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace.
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