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Step 15: Darken the remaining lines to complete the rest of the chihuahua dog's body. Draw a few quick, short strokes for a smooth-coated look. You can draw longer strokes for a long-coated chihuahua.
Step 16: Thicken up the initial line using quick, short strokes to draw the chihuahua's bushy tail.
Step 17 (optional): 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. Also re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your chihuahua 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.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the chihuahua dog so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can stop here for a white chihuahua or you can add more value throughout your drawing for extra detail. Chihuahuas come in a variety of coat patterns, so you can add speckles, patches or even spots! For a basic coat like this, add a single value throughout the chihuahua's body. It's always a good idea to reference for accuracy. And don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.
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