In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Dog Barking (German Shepherd) step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
To draw this German Shepherd Dog Barking step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The 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 a big circle as a guide for the barking German shepherd's head. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a bowl or a lid. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: Inside the circle, near the top, draw a sloping line as a guide to help you place the German shepherd dog's facial features later. On the top, left side, draw a smaller, curved construction guide line.
Step 3: Draw a small circle sitting on top of the sloping line as a guide for the German shepherd dog's eye.
Step 4: On the top, left side of the head, draw an oval as a guide for the dog's muzzle. Draw a portion of the oval outside of the main circle. Use the sloping guide as reference for placement. Pay attention to the size of this oval in relation to the German shepherd's head.
Step 5: Inside the muzzle, near the left side, draw a smaller oval as a guide for the German shepherd dog's nose. The top edge of the nose should be flush with the edge of the muzzle.