Step 25: 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 cavalier King Charles spaniel drawing for extra detail. Use a dark value for the nose. Draw a curved line around the eyes and shade the insides of the shapes using a medium value. Shade the ears using a medium value too. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. Spaniels come in a variety of coat patterns, so you can shade yours differently if you'd like. If you have a pet cavalier King Charles spaniel or a similar breed, try to duplicate its coat pattern on your drawing! Add a few big, random shapes on the dog's body and shade them in using a medium value. Shading can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. For a more detailed guide on how to shade, check out this tutorial: How to shade.
Add some shading to your cavalier King Charles spaniel drawing using a light value to give it more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. As you shade, use strokes that go in the general direction of the dog's fur.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps to ground the dog so it doesn't appear to be floating. If you'd like, you can add more strokes on the white section of the body to emphasize the fur. Don't forget to pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace.
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