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11 Lessons (2h 8m)
    • 1. Drawing Dogs Introduction

    • 2. Dog Anatomy Introduction

    • 3. Dog Bone Structure

    • 4. Dog Muscle Forms

    • 5. Dog Heads and Features

    • 6. Dog Bodies

    • 7. Dog Feature Details

    • 8. Different Dog Breeds

    • 9. Dog Poses

    • 10. Drawing Dogs From Imagination

    • 11. Drawing Dogs From Photos

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This Intermediate Drawing Course will get you started in drawing all types of dogs, and additionally push you towards drawing all types of animals. There are hundreds of dog breeds in the world but they all have something in common, and they all have specific differences which can be noted through observation. Come along with experienced drawing instructor, Brendon Schumacker, as we explore one of the easiest methods for learning to draw animals.

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Brendon Schumacker

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Brendon Schumacker is an accomplished artist and illustrator with experience in many art forms. Having drawn since a young age, Brendon has a lifetime of educational background in freehand art from various schools in USA and has studied along side with artists of varied backgrounds, giving him a diverse understanding of many illustration styles and techniques. He has published comics and children's books, has done multiple gallery openings, and has been doing freelance illustration and design for over 10 years. His instruction style is casual and entertaining while also being detailed in his examination of varied art techniques.

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1. Drawing Dogs Introduction: Hi. My name is Brennan Schumacher. And welcome to my course. Draw a dog. And this course we're going to learn how to draw all types of dogs. You have big dogs, small dogs, black dogs. Wait, Those brown dogs. Every Tepito we have pointed, pointed ear dogs flop your dogs and ah, so on and so forth. And so here we have an introduction. I just want to go over briefly, some points to understand about this course who it's for, who it isn't and what we're gonna do. So, first of all, I can zoom in a little bit now here to the slide with this button and hope you can see that clearly. Um, a lot of this course, first of all, using the methods we have available to us here. We're doing everything through a screen. So I'm aware of that. I'm going to try and do my best for those of you using mobile devices and such. But my advice would be to get the biggest green that you have available to you. Just some advice. Zoom in as much as I can. I love this going to be knowledge base. It's gonna be about using your brain, understanding things more than it is having technical skill because that's where drawing comes from. An understanding of how things work. That's like 90% of it. And then you have 10% of, you know, being ableto use your tools so that you can draw or paint and do whatever it is you want to do. So the first note that I have here is that this is an intermediate course on what I mean by that. That's not to say that it's more difficult than any other course, but I'm not going to cover all of the basics. This is designed to be a quick course, not a crash course. It'll be rather thorough, but I'm not doing the bare bones. Beginner. Uh, what is the You know, the way they say just up from scratch, you know, the absolute nube, so to speak. So, um, I do, of course, is already and one of them, for example, draw Kitten is 100% free, and that course goes over a lot of thieve. Very basic fundamentals of just, you know, sketching around learning how to ah used photo reference and stuff like that in this course going to do the same techniques, but I'm gonna assume that you know a lot of that already. Ah, creative perspective illustration is not a free course. It's a pay for course, but it's very affordable. Always, Um, and it is the best course I have for, ah, using perspective. It's very, very in depth course, and it will improve your drawing. If you don't know perspective already. You really need to know that stuff. And then, um so that's about it. I just want to say that first of all, and then, you know, since it's my course, I should show you some dogs that I've drawn before. Ah, the first thing I want to show. This is back in Ah, 2013. Zoom in here while trying. I understand that my my head shot is gonna be on the bottom right here, some kind of moving it over. But this said German shepherds study and you zoom in close and you can see that it's very sketchy. It was just based on going to Google images, looking up a German shepherd and joining what I saw. And, um, I'm trying to think Did I do this? digital. Well, obviously it's on digital. I'm wondering if I did it outer. That's definitely done digital. I probably had the photos imported to Ah, my software here, which is gimp. Another point to bring up, by the way, is that you can use any any utensils, any tools? Maybe not. Utensils like that's, ah, drawing. Implement the news. You know you can whatever you're comfortable if you use pen or you prefer markers or, you know, painting. Ah, I recommend using pencil because we're learning to draw. When you're learning something new, you always make a lot of mistakes. So, you know, we're gonna draw dog. There's gonna be a lot of mistakes. It's not the easiest thing in the world. It's like drawing people. And there are a lot of mistakes. Even on these sketches, I did hear. Ah, but you know what? We'll learn about that later, so I just want to show you that's from 2013. And then there are some books that I've done. One of them I have a problem with the mouse here. One of them waas This, uh, kids book Children's book called Sam the Sea Lion. You can find it on Amazon. Actually, I'm not selling. It just happens to be there. And, ah, as you can see, if this is a class full of dog. So it's a story about a sea lion, Actually, that went to a dog school. So I had to draw a lot of dogs. Here we have a teacher dog and the student dogs, and you know, the dog classroom and everything. And it's funny little stuff, like bones for math up there and on it. So after that was, that is actually Page 12 and three. I'm showing you and these dogs air cartoony, right? I did do many, many pages very quick, but in order to do that, I had to know the dogs very well. How to draw dog rapidly. So I did learn a lot about drawing dogs. During this time. There's details of the features about the nose, and ah, well, as you can see the tongue, DePaul's whereto the arms and legs bend in all these types of things. I wish these dogs were better and do this a while ago, but it just goes to show I did have a lot of experience and I applied a lot of effort at drawing dogs in all different types of positions. Obviously, there's not a photo reference for everything that you want to draw. So sometimes you have to learn how to break things down and then manipulate the your understanding of how to draw the shapes and forms of things and then apply it with your imagination onto a new canvas. So that's that's, you know, one of the really good benefits of learning how to break down. Ah, the fundamentals of how to draw a dog. And that's what we'll be doing in this course. This is a story about a wolf also had many pages to it, so I had to drop quickly. So the zoo man, you see, it's a little bit rough, but, um, it's, you know, it's all pretty good. I feel like if you look at this, you know, it's either a dog or a wolf Cain canine, right? Dog or wolf. Very, very similar in appearance. Um, many dogs actually look like wolves, so it's hard to tell the difference sometimes. And here's ah, howling at the moon. Of course, both dogs and ah Wolf will. How whether or not it's true that the moon affects them. I don't know. Here's a girl embracing the wolf, which was all a part of that story. That's about 30. I think there was 38 illustrations in that. So I drew a lot of wolves. Net one, which is again very, very similar to a dog. In many ways, it looks very much like appointed your dog. And so there is all of that. I hope you could make all that out. Clearly. I'm gonna keep this video short. Let's really will have to say the warmup thought says It says here, ihsaa just to get ready to think about terms of anatomy, right? When you go to draw people in order to make cartoons or something, we have to break down people into the right dimensions, their shapes, their sizes, whether it be won't Disney or Marvel Comics or D C. Comics, all artists, you learn how to draw again. Whether it be cartoons are realistic art or anything, you always have to start up by studying your subject and knowing how to break it down. So such as with people where we have basics of there's certain dimensions and proportions, that lengths and widths of things to draw a proper human, and they make it look realistic or even just make it look plausible. Well, we need to study a lot of that stuff. And that's what we're gonna do with dogs in this course. Wanna learn how to break down the anatomy of a dog? Where to place the eyes, the nose? What is the proper shape of the nose and all of these things and the tail and that years and all that stuff? And we're gonna look at some differences, different types of dogs and see how easy or how hard it is to ah, you know, draw different types of dogs and that's about it. So for warm up thoughts, if you don't want to jump into it right now, that would recommend taking some time to look at dogs. Look up Google images, see what what all dogs have in common, regardless of their ears or their tail length or anything. What is it that all dogs have in common and start to think about it in those terms? And that's that's where we're going to go in this lesson. We're gonna move forward like that and I'll see you in the next lesson. 2. Dog Anatomy Introduction: dog anatomy and general appearance. We're going to have a look at the general shapes of dogs. With dogs, we have a very wide variety of REITs and the look to them very, even more so than any other animal I can think of. It seems dogs have such an amazing variety, probably because people love dogs so much and we've been breeding them for such a long time . The same is also true with cats, but I don't see the variety in cats. I don't know why I didn't invent dogs, but we can observe the dogs and learn. What do they have in common? What does it mean to be a dog? What does it mean to be a canine? And so starting off with simple things, they have a particular type of nose, right? We're gonna look into that in detail. It's almost like a sort of a pig nurse. If you think about it is like that too. Nostrils sticking out in the front like that. That's how we often drop pigs and cartoons, right? You put the little pig dots like that. Ah, almost like a snap. And so you see it here And what about the eyes and the general shape. What all these dogs have in common when you take off the for that's really important. It doesn't matter if you want to draw a cartoon dogs or you want to draw realistic dogs. Having a fundamental understanding of dog anatomies is going to improve all of your dog drawing because it will help you. It will help you to how to say this grammatically correctly, to avoid making mistakes. If I were to draw a person, for example, and you know, again this is a different lesson. But we should all know that a person's eyes very common mistake is to put their eyes on the top, making notice like that in the mouth and that's it's incorrect. The eyes usually actually start off in the middle of the head, right, and then you'll get more realistic person where there's room for hair on the top. You know, that's obviously very crude, but just very quick example. With the knowledge of where things should be placed, it will help you to avoid making these types of fundamental mistakes. So we're just gonna have a look at the anatomy. I brought this picture up is perfect reference to see what a variety of types of things we have to deal with and all the shapes and sizes. But again, much, much like just drawing anything else. Strong humans, they all have something in common. I'm gonna find there's commonalities, which will help to simplify the process of drawing any type of dog. And so this slide, I just want to give credit. That's why have thes all this text over here. Ah, this particular Feder just had too much. It comes from Wikipedia in the search dog and Wikipedia. Then you can find all of Thea photographer credits were pret, and there's another slide. This one's more easy. It's by Mary Bloom Ah, of the American Kennel Clip. And you can look that up in week Wikipedia just under dog. So, um, and here's another photo where I want to see. Here's all shapes and sizes of dogs Really cool. The thing that we're gonna learn is dogs are mammals and much like many other mammals, including everything from cat's toe elephants to just any anything that comes to mind like a giraffe. Ah, horse, all types of animals, not all of them right, But a lot say a lot, a lot. So many of them have something very in common with humans, and that makes it very easy for us to remember things. If you look at a dog the first times about, it's a four legged animal that's obviously completely different from humans. How can I learn all of these complicated joints and things that they have? Well, it's not actually that complicated. They have a rib cage that always causes a bulge in the front part of the body. Sometimes it's more prominent to see even with this dog here, you say that it's bigger in the front and then it gets small. There's always that curve towards the back now. Not all dogs like this one has a flatter stomach. A lot of dogs have a more flat stomach. But even in that case, with both, uh, with both this dog here and this one, you can see the ribs. They leave it, leave sort of an indentation, and it helps to form the shape that curves back around like that, right? He that dog has it there. And this one also see the ribs up. You can see clearly here are the ribs you can see lines for. That's why that it's not only the wrinkling of his his coat there. It's also it must be because the ribs air allowing for that type of, ah, that shape their that ridged kind of shape and see the ribs come up here and then come back for the leg like that. This happens with all dogs were also going to find that the foreheads of dogs are flat, usually not far over the eyes. There's just a little bit of space up there, unlike with humans, where you have the whole big forehead area for brain above that and well, you know, all the other features of humans with the dog is going to see very good in this profile here, most of their head space is underneath the eye. There's much more space down here than there is up here, right, And that's not always the case, but it seems to be a frequent. So this dog here, I always think these really tiny dogs are an exception, not the rule, um, behavior dogs right there. Animals there live in their dogs. Obviously, this dog has a different in the future toe. This dog here also seems to have a slightly big, a bigger forehead. But I'm still feeling a lot more space on the bottom than I see on the top here. If you actually draw it out, then that's what happens. You gotta be really careful this stuff because your eyes can really deceive you. That's why a lot of people draw faces wrong, because you tend to focus on things like the features you focus on the eyes and the nose and the tongue, the things that make them cute. And then as a result, when you go to draw, those features become exaggerated and it doesn't look like what it's supposed to look like anymore. That happens with humans, with cats with any. And so what we're gonna want to do is focus first ball in dogs that don't have so much hair , so we can see all of these. Excuse me. We can see all of these fundamental features and get some of that muscle tone and see where are the joints and compare it to how other mam mammals work so we can make it easy to remember. We're gonna find out that this might actually be an elbow and this is a wrist and find out that this might be a but just like humans. And here's a knee. There's an ankle, but it's just placed a little bit differently. I'm gonna find out that they have four fingers, just like we have four fingers. Except we called him Paul's that So we're gonna find all those features. We're gonna make him really easy to understand that we're gonna go ahead and start drawn some dogs first. We'll do a couple of anatomy lessons on that's coming up in the next less. 3. Dog Bone Structure: this lesson, We're gonna have a look at the bone structure of dogs. It will be not anything gross or weird here. We're just looking at illustrations of dog bones and some reference material. So as you can see this 1st 1 I have the copyright or it's not even copyright and just ah, usage info is supposed to give credit to the people who own it. I think it's, ah, public domain anyway. But this is a very good illustration, and it matches up with the other illustration I made which will show you in demonstration. Right now. What we're gonna do is prove some of the points that I was looking at earlier from the outside observation. And we're gonna add some knowledge to the dimensions which are called proportions. When we're drawing animals and people and things like this, a proportion means the amount of space that I have to use in order to get from one point to another on a drawing of a person, usually a person or an animal. We don't say proportions when we're drawing objects. It's usually scale or dimensions or something like that. But to make a long story short, I want to know when I go to draw a dog. How long should I make his body? So a good way to do that is to use a reference points such as his head. So his head has been made this wide. Let me see how many more heads? Well, I could. I've already done. That's where I proved a copied and pasted a red circle or his head and saw how many now Just gonna try and kind of eyeball it and make him all about the same with here. And this one seems a little bit shorter. But anyway, I've already done this, and the answer is about four and 1/4 to 4.5. So this is like about a finished drawing this one out. Very sloppy. Sorry if I have finished drawing that one else, it comes to about four and 1/4 or 4.5 of his head's length. So the length of his head was this one that far. We had that same length to three for, and about 1/4 or 1/2 more after that. That's how long to make the dogs. But and then if we do this. Same Done this and testing already? Well, you a little bit bigger than that. If we do this same. And this time I will actually try and copy and paste it. Okay, Copy paste. What I want to do here is to rotate it because the height of his head is very narrow. So I don't want to count like 1234567 A whole bunch of heads high to get the height of his body. It let's go ahead and use that length of his head again and just rotate it. So it's over here. And then I got to We had stuck. Okay? Here and then The first thing I want to notice is that if we go the length of his head starting from about his jaw, go down one head, it meets exactly right at where his shoulder starts, right? And that is a shoulder. We're gonna prove that again in a moment and then. So if that was their me mark that off, there was one head goes down. Go back up here and move this one. And this second head down starts about right up into what should be his forearm because we're gonna find out these air his elbows in a minute. Keep that all in mind. Make one line here and then go back up and move. One more head down and we get right about to where notice his outside foot here meets about perfectly. So starting from under his jaw would basically go. Exactly. Ah, three heads don't. One, 23 If you start from under his jaw. I just found that an easier. The easiest way to to do it is to start from under the jaw. There. We'll go down that way. Also the length. Ah, about where? His head. Because dogs have a long neck. If you compare him to like humans are next. Don't reach forward like this. Right? So that long neck it's about one head the length of one head in height. About a little bit shorter perhaps, But you know, you can see right there can judge how just fits right inside that circle their oval. Anyway, what? Um what can we make of all this? There's just so much There is one more line I want to draw. Let me get rid of this one. So that was all very, you know, simple. For starters. I want to point that out. But also from the very back this head, I want to draw a perfect line down and see how all of his shoulder blade and is basically his forearms as Paul's. They all come behind that line. So and the reason I was thinking about that, it because how far back, you know, how far forward does it come? Do we make his next check out this far? You know how How far in this direction do we go from his body before the head starts And the answer is not very far. It looks like it leans at a 45 degree angle, but it shouldn't go very far. Beyond his shoulder is a little bit of space right there. Okay, so let me delete this and get back on track. We have the length of his body, we have the height of his body. And now I want to get back into that detail of we're trying to prove that he has, like, shoulders and elbows and things just like humans. This will make it so much easier to remember. We've pretty much covered the front of his head. So if we look back here, here's a rib cage, right? Just like humans. If the dog tries to stand up on his hind legs, he looks very much looking him. You have the spine with a rib cage, and then here we have hip bones, the hip bones go down. And this is thief femur, I believe just like that. So these will be the knees and these air. The lower leg. Ah, a my wrong. It's a tibia and fibula believes, whether called, I just looked at up. And then here is where the risks will start. So this will be upper leg, lower leg feet and oh, yeah, I called him rest a moment ago. Actually, Should be ankle right? And so this is like the ankle, and all of this is the foot, just like people have long feet that extend right. That part's not weird. The weird part is in the front, where all of this is actually the hand. Now I think it's four digits. Whenever I draw Paul, it's usually four digits for every all four Paul's, which would be feet, and they don't express a thumb like humans do, I guess. Or I just don't You know, See, I think it might. This might be where the thumb would extend. I know. You can see right here. He's human, and dogs have this severe c A dog. They have this tiny little bump that comes out there That might be where their thumb would have been if dogs had thumps. I don't know. So sure, in evolution is probably something that that shows that so you can see how the legs of the dog are very like, much like the legs of a human and their design also in the front. This is obviously a shoulder blade, and so therefore, this is the shoulder. This will be the upper arm. Here is the elbow, these two bones here they're called the radius, and I forget the other one. Ah, something something. You know, it's not important. The point is, there's thes two owner that I think I had to remember its radius and ulna or something like that. But that's your forearm. You don't have to know other names. I just looked it up cause I'm doing this lesson. And then here is the hand. Now it seems weird. You would think that dogs hand is just this part here. You would think this is his rest. But actually, this is his wrist. This is just how dogs are designed. They have that very long part of the bone. And knowing this makes it much easier to know how to draw a dog. If every time you remember that, their basically their shoulder. And there Ah, knees. Listen, me shoulder and knee kind of meet up right about here. You might think maybe their hips should line up, but now it's the shoulder and the knee. You know, Uh, that's not the short of a little sorry. Sorry, Elbow. I just said it wrong, but obviously this isn't a easy thing. I hate to make mistakes, but I'll have to leave that one. If I'm doing one shots here, it's the elbow, the elbow in the knee. Which makes more sense. The shoulder is up here. Okay, Have that in confusing, but that is where they line up. That makes it much, much easier. It doesn't matter. It's shoulder or knee, you know, whatever were to use. The point is, when you go to draw the dog you remember that these joints are matching up, and this is also kind of matching up your life just got 10 times easier drawing a dog. You can see here the correlation, the lines, the hind leg, which would be the foot, seems to go up a little bit higher. It reminds me of a high heel shoe. So you might want to keep that in mind as well. I'm just trying to make it easier to remember. Yeah, a little glitch there, but I think we're good. I think we're good. And I might just decide to leave that in the video, because, believe it or not, I do have to record these multiple times sometimes. And it's Ah, it gets difficult. So, um, let me delete that. We spent a lot of time on that slide, so spend less on this one. I just want to go look this up if you have a chance. Maybe not essential. But I did everything I just did for the first light here. I tested it on this slide as well, and it was exactly the same. I mean, exactly the length of his body was four and 1/4 heads to 4.5 heads the height from here to there. The only thing I'm seeing different here seems to be a lot of space was just one head space . There's a ton of space. This dog might just be pronouncing his head a bit more further. So that's something else to keep in mind, right? He's sticking his head or seemed to be more space, who said. But the length of his neck to to their is not is big. So yeah, I'll let you. You know what? We'll have to experiment with that. We might do that together where you might figure it out. All of these joints lining up again and again. The foot of the dog. We're going to call it a foot. Think of it as a foot now to make it easy to remember a little bit higher. I can see it going up just a little bit. He's got high heel shoes on terribly, boy or girl, these are all lining up pretty straight. That makes her life so much easier. When I accidentally called the shoulder here is actually the elbow. Okay, All very good. How about the length of the tail. I'm just gonna eyeball it right now. 12 heads. I'm thinking I'm pretty sure I'm right about that. And notice it bends up like that. Dogs always wagging their tails. That's pretty easy to, uh, remember. And again with the ah, the forehead, Right. I didn't bring that up yet, so let's do that. Here. Here is the skull I brought up. This is to prove the point that their foreheads are always short is a very standard dog school. It's the only one that had on Wikipedia for school. I'm sure it does not represent all dogs, but it represents Ah, stereotypical dog. So depending on the dog you want to draw, you might have to look up. You know, whatever reference you can. I'm sure it's available most of the time, and Ah, there you go. How about where the eyes get placed? Resume in. We're looking at not exactly middle from front to back. Although if you draw a full circle for this eye sockets almost. Actually, yeah, it almost kind of issue could cut that in half and say that the eye falls right in the middle of the length of the head. We'll also want to notice in more detail, and we'll do this later. You know exactly where to put the teeth, how the mouth, the mouth curves and all these things. Um, I want to go back real quick to this one and see if that sounds the same forehead small about halfway on this dog. And you know, some dogs have longer. This is one of the things really different between the breeds. Is the length of their nerves the the height of the forehead? There's, I've noticed a lot of different. If you look at images in the first or ah second lesson, the second lesson, actually not the introduction, but where we started on this anatomy stuff, the length of the nose and something like a pug or ah, pitbull bulldog. It could be very short sometimes, and the forehead can vary quite a bit sometime. So that's one thing we just have to keep an eye out for. So that's that. And then I just wanted to prove my theory here about the joints and about bones being the Samos human here. If you notice the bottom of groups to me, go back, get on a different I need to get on another layer, right? The bottom legs. The lower leg has to bones. The upper leg has one burn. Let's look at the legs on the dog. Here's where we said the hip was, obviously was hipbone. The femur is one bone, and underneath there, the lower leg to bones. Then you have the hand, or what would be a foot right. It's easy to get these things confused on a dog, cause we're all up and down, back and forth. But the shoulder, which obviously here's a shoulder blade, we determined. Here's a shoulder. It starts off with one bone for the upper arm, as we have here on the dog and two bones for the lower arm after that elbow. So it all matches up just like that. Obviously, the rib cages where you would expect it to be, the skull in the head and all these things. I just want to prove that with this last ah slide here and we're going to continue to build upon some of that knowledge to see if we can make really precise dog drawings from our imagination and using some photo reference. But before we do that in the next lesson, we're gonna go and look at some muscle turn just a little bit very quick. I don't like to look at that kind of stuff too much myself. We just want to break it down into simple shapes that help us to get the overall ah, structure of the dog before we add things that color. And for and, uh, you know, all the features of the dark, so I'll see you in the next lesson. 4. Dog Muscle Forms: In this lesson of dog anatomy, we will cover the muscle and this will be the last ah, anatomy lesson. Looking from the inside of anything and we're going to be we're going to be very brief here . I just made this one rough sketch. It's not easy to find a lot of good reference, and there was, well, especially no publicly free reference for me to use. So I decided to make this rough sketch based on three illustrations that I found on deviant art. And, uh, you know, I didn't want to go through a lot of trouble off like, Ah would be very happy to name the artist, but toe have to contact them and the you never know how long it will take or something didn't draws tail. So imagine a tale there. But between that and a lot of just photo reference, I came up with something like this. And the thing is, if you go online and just search, you'll see that the muscle anatomy of a dog is a very complicated thing. It's not as easy as like, if you were to drop a human out, standing up straight way are very boxy we have our pictorial muscles on the chest, which looked like two rectangles. Not exactly, but you catch my drift. And then there's the six pack of the abdomen. Everything's very boxy and easy to the fine, plus, where humans we look at each other all the time and pictures, so we're used to it. But the way that the muscle of the dog, which we rarely see because of their for and they're thick skin I mean, if you've ever petted a dog, they have rather thick skin and their muscles don't bulge through so much. Not in most common dog briefs. So we're not familiar with all of the muscles, the muscles of the dog. But anyway, I did this one based on the I put it over top of this, which will be familiar with from a previous lesson. I just put it over top of this illustration that we had, and I sketched in the muscles as I saw fit from the other illustrations that I study. And so let's see what we can do to break this down easily. What I think we have here, and this is how I have drawn all of my dogs previously is a lot of teardrop shapes, so it's sort of like an upside down tears. Uh, excuse me and upside down to your drop or an upside down egg. We have a big part in the bottom, and it tapers down and also noticed, while we're doing this in sections that the leg, much like human legs, get smaller and smaller as they go down until they come to the little digits of the Paul there. Um so to make things really easy, we can just look at it as thes two big shapes here, too big ovals that gets smaller. And then that is both of those would be for the upper arm and upper leg. And then again, the lower arm lower leg, which would be the forearm or, you know, the Shin area. They both get smaller there. We have our joints here, which are prominent. They stick out and remember this where we have in the back the hind leg of a dog. There's actually an expression I've heard before is crooked as a hind leg of a dog. Because hind leg of a dog is a very crooked thing. That's actually an expression in English, which don't hear too often, but I have heard it, and so and then we have here the whole rest area. Now again, this looks like a whole forearm of its own. And it would be easy to think that the hand and rest or just this year But try and keep that in mind, that just kind of goes down like this. Imagine they have very small fingers, but very long, uh, had to say hand. So, like, you know, this will be the hand area, and then the fingers come out very small like that, and this will be the wrist, but dogs rest is not. It's flexible. So while we're studying this at the same time, we're just looking at groups of muscles to make it easier to get the overall form. And we always have the rib cage, which again is another. Let me get rid of these lines so you can see that more clearly. It's almost like another teardrop kind of comes up like this. So it's teardrop in teardrop in teardrop, and all of those teardrops give us this sleek, kind of look of a dog. Even the head in a way. You know, I'm kind of realizing some of this myself comes to a point, and then it's kind of bigger in the back, So it's sort of a teardrop e oval egg kind of shape. There's, ah, some muscle, just like we have cheek muscles behind the I. I noticed that one of the illustrations there is a big muscle there. We can assume that's for the jaw. Dogs have very, very powerful jobs, and so I'm sure that muscles probably one of the strongest muscle is out there. Um, otherwise, how could they bite so hard? There's a very important muscle to keep in mind, and it's ah, obviously behind the eye and must be connected to the jaw, which is actually called Ah mandible. If I recall correctly from the previous illustration, Um so yeah, I mean, I think that kind of wraps it up and there's a beauty. There's a real sleekness to a dog, you see, like a greyhound. The way that it wraps around, it comes up and back in most round like this, and this one comes up and back and forward again. There's a lot of this s curve kind of feeling it's something to keep in mind. It's not easy, not so easy to understand this happens on human anatomy to, but there's always this S Curve is going back and forth and back and forth just like that. And I think with that, we really have. You know, we have a good foundation to draw upon. We have broken everything down. There is the neck muscle here. Just at that. You can see here and you can look at more online. If I have anything better, I will definitely provide that for you. But for now, this will definitely get a started, and we can move on to start sketching the dog. The full dog will start sketching. It will focus on the head for a little bit. Make sure we have features. That's very important. If the face of the dog ahead of the dog is more accurate than everything else follows out of whack, and then we'll focus on the body a little bit while we sketch and ah, then we can start drawing full dogs with hair and different shapes and sizes. So I'm looking forward to all that and we'll see you in the next lesson. 5. Dog Heads and Features: dog anatomy the head In this lesson, we're going to have a look at drawing the head and the features of the dog in order to find what is the generic overall look in order to draw Just, you know, a common dog. These dogs here look so different, but if you break them down, you'll find that they have a lot of commonalities. And then there will be specific features, which you can exaggerate to make each different breed of dog with some of them. It's very obvious, like if they're more Harry or something, will you add more hair? Ah, in the case of this dog, which I believe actually, I'm bad with breeds, it's either pitbull or Rottweiler. Regardless, his eyes are a bit bigger, and, um, obviously they seem that seems to be more space between them, kind of. Ah, the wide set eyes might be how you put it In comparison to other dogs, his nose is more prominent as a certain look to it, and Thea, you know that obviously the flaps of skin here, which are, you know, coming down around there that might be called a doula. You have to look it up for me, the important thing is just toe visually realize that all of these features and well, exaggerate them when we draw that type of dog. Now, a lot of these other dogs they might not be as different as you think when you break them down in order to draw a human human face. That's why I had this year. I just want to make an example when we start off and I teach us over and over and ah, you know, whatever videos or lessons I'm doing and excuse my core circle here. But a lot of people might start off when you're a beginner, Jory. So okay, I know ahead has an over like shape to it. That's obvious. And then, you know, you'll say, Well, so where do I put my eyes? And I put some eyes here, and then you need a nose and you need amount. Okay. It looks like a face, and you giggle with your friends, but it doesn't look very human. So what is the difference between this one and this one, which I do quickly here is that I knew where to put the features and how big to make them. That's what I'd normally refer to as proportions. Because you have you have to size everything in according with other, uh, you know, other aspects of, well, all of the objects, all of the features. So we would start off by saying that the I should be about middle of the head you see here , You know, this line that the space from here to here space from there there is about the same. So we're gonna do the same thing with the dogs, right? And we've got to figure out how long should the nose be. And, you know, where should help far set apart for the eyes, be all of those types of things which are important for people is also important for dogs. So, uh, let me get the right tool here. Just erased our little friend there for the meantime. Ah, this dog sketch was I was just doing some warm up. The only reason I kept him, he was actually the beagle down here. The only reason I kept him in for the video. So I want you to see how I noticed how the hair seemed to be grown in Ah, certain direction you can see here. It kind of seems to be all going back in this direction like this, right? And around his knows area, or I don't know if they call, actually, the snout or the beaks. I just call it dog knows the dog knows this area here of you. Zoom in. You can see the graininess of where all the hair is going sort of back this way. And that's very prominent in a wolf, really a picture of, ah wolf. You can see they have these. I almost want to call it like a main that that fluffs out. And it happens on some dogs, too. But it's a lot more obvious on the wolf. Any of these dogs happened. Yes, this one does. Right here is a really good example. This Pomeranian you can really see. The heritage comes out in this direction almost like a mane. I think it's a beautiful feature to, so that is something to keep in mind for later. It's one of the features of drawing the hair in the details. So while I had that there, I figured I'd keep him there. For now, let's focus on some dog features, So I'll stick with the Red pen. Yes, the size of when I hear how many do any to draw. I was a little big before I get to the next, and if you watched my again, I keep saying this. The draw a kitten course 100% free. You get this same type of lesson here, and I believe it was 2.5 for the cat. I can't recall right off the top my head. But here I got exactly two before I got to the next day. So dogs eyes are definitely much more wider set than humans, which seems kind of obvious. We humans only have one eye before the next. I want eyes length anyway. And then let's see if that's consistent. I just want to focus on that one thing. First, Pomeranian, his eyes from a distance, looked big, but keep in mind. There's also a lot of area around his eye that might make it seem that way, his actual I kind of here. But I still feel like is it going to be? It seems a little bit different. I have to say they make the pen smaller. It is a small image. Uh, yeah. When I get the pen out of proper with, is it almost the same? Exactly. Two lies in the middle there. Does this Ah, continue. This dog has very small eyes. Um or is that his hair coming? I think his eyes must be about this big. But even still, I think his eyes are a bit more white set. It seems like 2.5, but it's still pretty consistent, right? 2.5. This talk is his head is on an angle. So we might be losing something with perspective, but even still seems pretty accurate, right? I think that's even enough right there. But let me just have a look. Ah, one more. Is there anyone over here we can Do You know who this guy You guys about two. We're getting about two. No matter what it seems to come out to about two. That's really, really interesting, Right? To see the consistency in there, uh, get my layers set up again. So with that in mind, that's not enough to draw a dog yet. We still have to look at the height and the width of the face at least from the front or side view. I did this earlier. Actually, I don't exactly recall what I believe. It was three or four for the ah, the height of one to three. Right. Four. Before I get to the jaw. So above the eye, we're only gonna go one. This picture is taken from angle where we're looking, we can see the top of his head exposed more. I'm pretty sure here is a perfect example to see. I'm pretty sure that if we're looking from a side view, there's only gonna be about one I before you hit the top of the head. Let's see if it's still the same for this dog with four down, one to three for actually, I think would be three for him cause he has a bit of ah, that's again called a doula up. Basically a flap of skin. E read that word earlier when I was looking through anatomy But this guy again, his eyes were hidden. Let me find out. No better example. His head is tilted too much. This one his eyes about this big No. One two. I'm getting three, but it causes draw actually stops here and these air or flaps of skin. So the other dogs a lot of Here's a really good one. One to three. This is perfect, cause you can see his teeth. And exactly where is Joel ends three. I'm getting more threes than four. I don't know why this guy gave me a four one to make him too, So know that? Well, that was his first time. It doesn't count was 12? I know it is. Three. Did I get for the last time I might have been, including the I, uh, sorry. I make mistakes sometimes. Okay, so that is enough for me. That's enough evidence for me that really between all these very different breeds of dogs, we have Ah, 31 I up three eyes down. But I still need to know how long is the head. So with eyes just gets a bit tricky because it's gonna be, you know, a lot of eyes. But there is one thing I noticed that will make our job easier. And that is starting from the front of the eyes. You can see here the distance from the front of his eye to the back of his head seems very similar to the distance from the front of his eye to the tip of his nose. That seems very, very similar, and I don't know if we can. Oh, here's another one. I want to find some more examples of this something very interesting about this breed of dog. I'm sorry, don't know exactly what it is. Maybe look it up later. But, um, he has that drew Penis to him. His nose is that kind of pointing down. His eyes was drooping. That's one of his characteristics. I think his nose is also, here's the front of his eye all the way back. It is similar, but the top of his head somehow seems shorter. But that might be an illusion because of the angle and everything like that. Also because the front his nose seems to take up a lot more space. Where is the head? Seems to take up much less space here, but that's only because a flap of skin, the actual length still seems to be about the same length of a line. If you ignore that, you know the all of the other space. That type of optical illusion is exactly what causes us to make bad drawings all the time. It's something really, really important to focus on. The best thing to do ever is to get a ruler as you can. Let me delete that red line. Okay? This dogs Very good example. Front of the eye in the back of the head should actually be right about here, I guess. Go all the way up. Tip of the news. I'm saying the tip and there's lines are very obviously very, very similar in length. So I feel like that's a good place to start. Let's try drawing a dog right now. This is all I want to know for the head. Um, this and we'll one more feature. Ah, I don't want this lesson. To get too long is all, and we will be coming back and focusing on more details later. But just to get a general head another thing. I noticed a lot of them. The next comes up. Uh, let me get back to the red. Sorry. The net comes up and then the head when they're in a common resting position or standing position, the head seems to go down it so much like a horse, right? The neck goes up in the head, kind of points down just a little. So I think I have enough to draw. And this is I mean, actually kind of off the off the cuff when I want to draw a lot of dogs previously because the requirements were not very high. I want to do this. I want to make a guideline. It goes on a slight angle is like his head goes down. I'm gonna choose the middle because that's where I begin. The I should have and there should be a little bit of a drop before the nose. A little bit of a rich. There is a scientific term for that, but I currently don't know what it is. And also, I noticed this a lot. Is that the? From the tip of the nose to the bottom draw, it seems to consistently go back a little. Can we confirm that one over here? Yes, it goes back a little. And this guy? Yes, this guy, definitely. There's a tilt that's very, very important. So for our drawing here, when I tilt it back a little bit like this, right? And then let me see where I put my eyes. If the jaw comes back still under like this that I should the front of the ice starts here , we said. So I think it should be about this big In order to have one, you know, we'll add one to three. So the jaw, if we make the I will make the I this big. The jaw will stop about here. Race some of these lines. The side of the the mouth when her mouth is open, consumed a lot bigger. But when it's closed, not so long it goes up to the back of the ice I made is I feel like I made this knows way too long, but I'm following the rules here. Maybe that's right. So put this down here. Maybe maybe that's right. The nose gives about here a little bit of roundness to it, and the top of his head should end back here. But there's a curve a little bit of a curve off before it gets to the actual end. And so we look for reference again at I'm enjoying this dog because he has such a nice, easy profile to go by and his jaw stops right back. Let's find another one. Where the Joel the Joel stops right back behind the ears is consistent every time. Yes, right about where that years go. And so the ears are starting back there. The jaw come up like this. I feel like I made his head a little long. So maybe I should have made his eyes bigger last time and then would get whiter. So now with all that, let me just do, you know, generic Snoopy. You're just Snoopy as a job. Snoopy allowed another kid from the Peanuts Charlie Brown and what we have here. Does it look like a dog? I feel like it looks like a dog. I just feel like he's too long. So that's something we can work on with more sketches. Let me see. I feel like maybe I should bring Hiss his jaw line here down further so that it doesn't seem so sometimes. Just gotta eyeball, even after all the tricks that we learned. I mean, I go to draw people every time I trust my eyes before I trusted Matt. Besides, if I don't like the way it looks done, well, I'm not gonna feel happy. Yeah, I like that better. That looks like a dog and then make his neck come down a bit. Remember, we know how long an extra fee we studied. That should be about one head and then come out His next still looks a bit long. So bring it back up here. But that And we have a dog. Obviously. Speed a flap of skin, perhaps on her neck here. Something like that. And the thickness of the neck. Right. Do you even do like the leg coming up here with the Paul? Yeah, we're pushing it. There you go. And that worked out as a good rough sketch for a dog. I like how that works. Um, one of the only other detail when to focus on might save it for the next lesson or the next detail lesson would be the nose. And we will have a look at that in brief It basically the nose has a roundness to it. There's two nostrils like any other animal and or any other bike? Yeah, mammal. I guess they always have seen have to even reptiles seem to have two nostrils, and then they come up, back around like this. And then there's a triangle sort of shape that comes down and you'll frequently see an indentation there. Well, if you have dogs, if you look at dogs a lot, you should recognize that already. Just for those 123 quick tips right there. It already looks like a dog. That's right. You can almost feel it. Okay, And so that's it for this lesson. I think we did a really good job of, Ah, you know, breaking that down into something that is very, very easy. 123 quick steps on how to get the proportions of the dog's face down his head, Actually, the entire head, not just the face. And, ah, we can go ahead and do some practice sketches from the front view in the side view and then see if you can make a dog. You know, on a angular kind of you that's really good exercise. Just sketch it, sketch it sketch and try it again and again in the race until it starts to feel more natural for you. And we'll see in the next lesson will where we will start studying the body a bit more. Just more sketching and proportions on the body. Okay. See you soon. 6. Dog Bodies: dog anatomy the body in this lesson, we're gonna have a look at drawing how to draw the body based on some of the stuff we know already. And, ah, I won't have to. Ah, you know, beat that point in anymore. We've already done so much talk about how proportions are important and we've already studied. Is that Ah, well, if I make a line here, the body length should be about 3.5 here. I'm getting three. The dog does look a little bit shorter where that is that because an illusion because of his, uh, his hair and the way is his head is pointing and all that. It's hard to say. Ah, this dog we can't really see. The length is pointing us angle shot here. This dog is traditionally a little bit shorter. We can feel the length trump to go from the back of his head to here and his body, his neck is hidden. Body might start here, and it's going off with perspective. But I'm still seeing about three there. I kind of feel like three is. I came up with 3.5 on the two anatomy pictures that we did before. For 3.5 or three. Yeah, I keep getting three. And look, even this talk here, I just want to point out he's obviously very different from your average dog. His height is definitely gonna be different. He has short legs, right? Ah, very cute dog. But the length is still the same. And so that consistency, it's really amazing, may see over here, this guy might be our It would start right from here where we were, including the neck to this guy's gonna be our standard 3.5. I think he's going off a little bit perspective. It was a little bit of extra. There were a lot of these dogs said, um, and these aerial photos of real dogs, as opposed to what was Thea the bone structure anatomy. They were actually illustrations, right? So there's a kind of fabricated. Ah, but they look very scientific and I have to assume as a reason for at the same time, So excuse me. Let's just Let's just go with it anyway. And I'm going to say three for now. So I mean, I feel like it made his head kind of long could have worked on that better. But for now, I didn't touch it up a little bit. One thing I did from is going to extend the head that we do already and make the full body . So you know why waste it, Um, and one thing I did off camera is so I don't know why I added a little beard to him. I just thought it looked cool. Rose knows down a little bit. I noticed that it was kind of pointing. This one is going this way. And it's kind of like pointing upward a little. That caused a bit of awkwardness. I also noticed a lot of dogs. Um, that we're looking at here, their nose kind of like tapers off in a in a downward direction. Not all of them. But it certainly doesn't go in an upward direction. Or I haven't seen that in the common dogs yet. Some of these, like thes pug faced ah style of dogs might actually have something unique, obviously their noses unique. But for the most part, I'm getting a sort of a downward slope on the the nose ridge right there. Um, I also brought this up a little bit. That was too far back. Work the eyes little. So it's still the same dog touched him up a little and we'll go over some of those details later. I go. One. It would be best be really scientific if I were to, let's say a copy and paste his head in the software. All right, But if we have to do that every time, then where we going to do in the long run when we want to draw FREEHAND Right. So for this Ah, for all intensive purposes of drawing here, I'm just going to skip that. I'm gonna assume his neck. When you see over here on this stock, they all have it just sort of like, uh, there's sort of a place you could cut right here, and then a triangle comes up. So it would be to say that there's a triangle, comes here and cuts off just like that. We keep that in your imagination. It will make it easier to draw out this area because you got to remember that it gets thicker in this area and it's dinner towards the top and what I did right there I think turned out pretty good. Now, remember, we had, ah, one neck or one with of the head high. And this dog has Well, he has a very long head. It just looks narrow Some reason. And since I used him for reference the dog I'm drawn here more and more takes likeness of that one. So, um, he has one Nechai that's perfect. And then underneath that there would be about two more, right? Try and get that length. It's a long head, so it's gonna look like a very big dog just like this one. But it's standard, so I can erase those lines every using pencil. You would just make a a mark here and erase some of that stuff now that you have your length out and ah, for this one going to make a mark. Ah, about back here, there. And so there. I have my width and my height all ready to go. All I have to do is follow some of the rules that we created earlier, and we can draw it up. So one of them was the rib cage. It's always a bit bigger in the front, and we can already feel out where the ah, where the end of that first head should end. So be about here and then the back is always pretty straight until you get to the end. There might be a little bit of a bump for the hind leg, and you could just look at the photo over there, any of them, and noticed that works out pretty good now. Also, we learn already in a previous lesson, the expression straight as a dog's hind leg, which means it's not straight off. We have some joints to place about here and here, just like that, and we're gonna have remember the the hip and the shoulder have their place is about here and here, eyeballing it a little bit, and it has to come back that are perfectly straight. These Ah, if you look at some of these dogs here, their legs air pointing forward a bit, but I kind of feel like they're in. Ah, would you call it? They've been trained to take that steps in a more casual dog. I think his front legs might come where that stance might be a study stance, just to make sure that they're holding firm. I don't know, but I do remember that the back of the head is a guideline. We don't want her Paul's or anything to go beyond that point. So maybe we'll drop forward a little bit like this. And I could start off by just making a very small Paul right here. I remember. Get smaller as it goes down, and we have our three joints on the photo references right there. This bone is very long, and then this is actually the hand. And then I want to curve a little bit. Has to seem straight, like one solid line here, right? And then you get a little bump. A couple of little bumps. Zoom in here. Do you have a couple of bumps for that wrist? Starts sexually Paul of the dog and try make it look natural. So gets a little bit bigger, some muscle tone. And then if we look at this dog is a good example of that meeting. It's the muscle nous we had around here, which is our upside down teardrop. So I'm just gonna actually draw some of that out, and we can erase it later. I don't feel like this joint is prominent enough and I don't like the angle of it at all. It doesn't feel natural. Maybe bring it down so it leans forward. That's bit better. Yeah. So the elbow is here, right where the body ends and that ankle we wanted is gonna be about here, Just a race around there. And that's I think that's OK. It's not lovely. I feel like you could be improved, but it's a good start, considering how fast I did it. And but using these very simple rules that we had, I really want to pay attention to where my oval is here for this Ah, rib cage area. I'm gonna choose. I'm going to just stick with this big dog is that I didn't even on the later lesson, I'm going to go into detail about the breeds, make sure I have their name. But, uh, I can remember. Is that a great It doesn't look, I saw another picture of a great Dane. It looked different from that one. But anyway, usually when you see a big dog like that, you think must be a great dean. Another thing about the body and all the dogs that I'm going to just point out and photo here right now. Is that there? Moderate? Later. Hind legs always have this art toe the front legs. Noticed. Where the Paul's meat. They're kind of close to each other, but the hind legs are spread right. There's there's a lot more space in between there, and they're always like that again. It's very consistent. This dog here has it is a big space in a smaller space in the back. They always have their hind legs spread out quite a bit. Mm. And Ah. Okay, so now we have another. I see that I get my joints here, remember, they should be lined up to me. So another upside down to your drop to go here and since the leg uh, Steven, get this. This one is kind of hard. Ah, it has to go back like this. Remember? We don't have this dog. Has a good example. It comes down to just about where the body ends and then its troops back. That's a perfect example. Right there. But where is that other joint? Go down to where the body will accept with this dog. His body has no stomach, so it's a little bit different. It goes down to about where his the bottom of his rib cage would be and then goes down. So it goes like this. I feel like this is inconsistent with, uh, something we learned before with the joints, because this joint should match up with that one and this one with that one. That is kind of right. So that jaw get my line here on the line here. But remember the front Paul was a little bit higher. The front, what we call the wrist what seemed to be like a risk. I'm gonna go out like this. I think that's the idea, right? Got it. I usually ibo this, and now I'm getting scientific about it. It's a little bit harder like this. So the joint would be more like back here. That's right. Yes. Got it. I think that's it looks so funny, though. You see, when we finish it, what's what it is. I think that part was skinny enough and he's kind of like on his tippy toes. See both from, goes back and comes down like this. I just feel like this joint should be lower so I mean, we don't have a choice. Just have to eyeball again. So maybe it's much lower than this line. It is what it is. Yeah, that's about right, Just like that. Think that'll work? It does look like a dog, that's for sure. I just don't like the way that lines coming up, okay? And then we'll just throw tail in there. This one has tails down. There is tails up. I don't know. There's not enough room for me to make it go up very high. Or is there just put up there like that and has a certain amount of linked to it There. We have a dog, very rough, but it definitely looks like a dog. And I can just eyeball some things here. I'm sure you can see it, too, but look at how all of these little curves were very important to get those distinguishing features. His stomach doesn't need to go up that much. Any little, well, skin in here make a stomach little bit flatter and remember, with dogs, there's like purebreds and this and that that is your average dog. Now, this situation there's not much perspective or anything like that to worry about. But we can just add another Paul back here. Just make it look more natural. Maybe another one back here. We'll just put it slightly above the other one. So we get our four legs like that. I feel pretty comfy with that. Looks like a dog. Me Flip it around. Yeah. One thing you can see is that I definitely had some trouble with, uh, this area here. We need to look that up. I might have exaggerated it a bit too much. Let's try another slide. Yeah, and I have to move it over this way. I guess you can see it doesn't Doesn't where his but ends The Paul begins. Kind of made a straight line. There's kind of, like, halfway through there. And is that too? You don't have a greatest reference for this, but let me try on this one, but ends Well, he's His legs are obviously different on this one. He's gonna angle, get back to the, uh, the black lines layer here. He's facing us a little, so it might be different. Same with this one. Yeah, I just don't have the best. Ah, but on this one It's the same where the but ends. The foot begins over here. It's not too far. Often he's on an angle. I think that might be our rules. So let's imagine that where the but ends the foot begins or is about halfway of the foot. So we should do it like that is just trying to do that So the foot will be here. In that case, I'll bring the butt down a little bit to get our I swear if, like that and that the point it does line up. I might have made the's a little low. That might be a particular feature of this dog. Um, so I could raise that to make a more generic dog. I put this up here, and that means our curve will be right about here. So to be something like but this I'll just try it. It works. Let's be nice and thick up here. The dog's hind legs air very strong. We're gonna have that lower ankle you were here and the high poll. See, that looks a little bit better, and that's a bit more natural. I think probably this one should just be on a Slater angle. So this little better any complain with it? Obviously, I mean, is gonna be the same. Even if you're drawing a human or anyone, you always have to sketch it out a little bit. Rarely do you get it perfect on that first hit. But that just goes to show that with just a few rules, a handful of rules were able to sketch out a body that looks very much like a dog. I would say, if not exactly. I think anyone who looked at this would say, Hey, that's a dog. Likewise, if we were to use the same tactics to draw any type of animal who say, Hey, that's a cat or that's an elephant, right? Get your dimensions correct your proportions correct. And, ah, the size and shapes of everything correct. Break it down into easy rules like that and you will be on the path to success withdrawing , that's for sure. Okay, so I don't leave this lesson right here. I think that was all we needed to do. And, ah, next we're gonna start doing a bit more in depth drawing. I have to cover some details, and then we're going to draw a whole bunch of dogs hang in there. And I hope you're enjoying this. If you have any ideas or comments or something, definitely feel free. And as we start drawing and I hope you are now have a sketchbook or whatever it is you're using and start practicing all these things be Be sure to Ah, go ahead and share all that stuff with me if you want me feedback where If you just want o shall be one your dog. That's totally cool. Okay, so we see you in the next lesson. 7. Dog Feature Details: dog anatomy. More details. This lesson will look at some of the more distinguishing features of dogs, which helps us to differentiate them from the other animals. I believe the previous sketch we made, based upon only observation and using proportions and sail scaling and sizes and stuff like that. I think that made us a really good dog. But it might start to still just look a bit like a robotic or a machine dog or something like, This is a matter of fact. I have. That sketch should be right here. Yeah, there it is. You could say it looks cartoony. Well, it's obviously sketchy. I haven't, you know, made it into fine line work yet, but it doesn't. I like it. Very adroit, human. They look like that. It would look, you would say, It's like a robot, right? It doesn't have a lot of these finer details to it. There's and your eyes no notice these things. Your eyes really can just pick up on all of those little details, which I want to say inaccurate. It's accurate, but it doesn't have the fine polish to it, which allows us to know exactly you know what it, dog Looks like your eyes can notice these things. So first we have a quick look at the Paul. The two fingers. Make sure I'm on the correct layer here. The two middle fingers. I'm just gonna call him Fingers or digits are long like that there longer and bigger. And they're more pronounced from the center of the pole. And that's always the case, right with every dark. So you have those two there and then the two on the side. And then there's this meaty Paul area back there. In fact, if you wanted to draw a Paul print, you could simply go this, get the to center digits, smaller outer digits. And then I've done this a few times before the intro of this lesson. I've made ah, Paul print bullet points instead of like, brown circle bullet, and there is very rough from a distance. You might recognize that as a pulpit. Okay, so, knowing that it's good to keep in mind, it makes it very easy to draw the pall of the dog. I keep changing their own layer, and I think this one is a pretty good example. Over here you can see very, very well pronounced. Here's there's two middle digits coming out, and then the side digit and a side Did you just like that? So in many cases, you probably don't need to know this. It's a detail again. That's that's what this lesson is about. But when you get to that point of drawing the Paul, if you want it to look good and realistic, that's a really, really good way to go about it. To make it easy. Do you know one big lump like this? Cut it in half, then add two sides like that and say, Get there's four digits with the to bigger ones in the middle. Um, and where it bends that that these air the fingers to remember that from our previous anatomy study. The hand is here, they're standing on their fingers. Actually, it's very interesting. Is different from humans, very different. It's a dog, not a human, but to remember their similarities like that. And just to imagine, you know how amazing the difference of Well, I guess it's biology, different types of animals we have, how we have these similarities, but also very, very different. Imagine if people would walk around on just the tips of their fingers like that. Very different. Um, so that was that about the pause, and I think that pretty much covers it. If you look at any of the other images, there's not much else to know. That's just a very easy quick trick to get us to draw. Good pulse. And I wanted to go into detail about the face because the first place of people look when they're looking at an illustration is the eyes there, any eyes on the page or the canvas? Your eyes will be drawn to those eyes immediately, and therefore the face of a dog should also look very realistic. You could even botch up the body a little bit here and there. People will forgive it, but the features of the face should always be, ah, the most focused on the most well done. That includes humans. So right here I did look it up on Wikipedia. This entire area is actually called a muzzle, and these which I mentioned before I thought they might be called a do lap. These air option actually called a flu. That's the side of the mouth that is dropping down like this and you can see that And a lot of dogs, Not all of them. A lot of. So when you do see a flu, a dog as a flu, it's good to remember that that's the case. And, you know, you don't have to remember the word, but having studied the word might help you to remember that that part is often there. And don't forget to draw it just like that. That's a flap of skin. Why it's there, I think I don't know. I think in some cases with dogs, it has to do with you. See some dogs drooling sometimes. Maybe it has to do with that Dona Um, so that was addressing. And then we can just go back to look the notes. One thing I noticed on live that dogs the area here. It could not only goes in and it goes up like this when I was previously doing was I would just draw and he could still do this. I'll draw two dots, two dots like a like a pig nose there, and I'll just wrap him around outside like this. That's not necessarily bad, right? And they have little line in the milk. Can you see that right there? Little line, just like that. And in some dogs, I noticed that line actually becomes something. We're kind of splits. Dinner is just a little bit like that. Not all of them. Ah, but yeah, The thing is, it's not really just two dots like that. It kind of comes up. And that seems to be the case with a lot of doors now, depending on the breed and the personality, I guess, even of the dog. Maybe it does look like it's just a dot whole right there, two holes, but that's not I think that's not necessarily what it's supposed to look like. So let me see if I can delete that. Okay, good. But regardless, there's still lines up with what I said before. And that is, well, everything I just did there you have, whether it be two lines or two dots of the top of the nose. Excuse me, wraps around and it's rather rounded on the outside. Here. You can fill it up a little on the top you want, and then you do sort of a try and go down, get a little bit of a line in the middle. In many, many cases, that looks like a dog owners. So I think that's good enough for the dog nurse. You can see it comes back on the top a little, Uh, just to prove the point. We have another one here, zoom in. He's Ah, facing down a bit so we can't see it. But you do see, we still have that little line in the middle and the top. I believe the top of this German shepherd might go back a bit further. They just seem to have bigger noses. I've noticed that, Um, he does seem to have a bit of a flew over here A swell. Can't see his mouth to Elbit. What's what's that right there? It has to be. And that's about it, you know, also in the front. How far down does it come after the nurse? Not far at all, right. So all of these details, because the reason I'm going on about the nose a lot is that the nose is the most prominent feature of a dog. They're known for having amazing sense of smell and what they do with their noses. I mean, that's their life. They just smell things right. You see a dog go outside there, just smelling everything, so too poorly, inaccurately draw a dog's nose would be a bit of a foul. I'd say you should actually focus on it. And it's called the muzzle again, this entire area, this area here, where I said previously, there's a breaking point from the forehead to the nose has called a stop. Look that up on Wikipedia as well, and then very quickly, the eyes. I see a lot of this arrow shaped here, and it's frequent. This dog actually doesn't have error ship, Not not the eyes themselves. But you can feel right here. Obviously, with this furthers a design that says something about that error shape. It's Ah, it's kind of there. Even though his eyes aren't shaped like that, this dog I can feel it, see, is going upward over here has kind of old man kind of feeling to it. He might actually be an old dog. I don't know this dog, also a little. I can definitely sense it. There's a bit of ah, sharpness here, makes him a kind of wise to write and the bottom eyelid is often rather straight. This dog, obviously very droopy, right? But that's because of his type C. Here. This is not about a very, very straight on about, Um, sorry. It gets blurry, is we? Get in there, this dog bottom eyelid. There's a straightness again right here, and you can also see the onus on the top. Very consistent. But the eyes himself. You always get a sensation that's around little, like a marble inside. I've also found more success by drawing. Ah, the eyes darker, usually see mostly black on a lot of the dog's eyes and just a little bit of color on the outside again. That's not always the case. Zoom in here. You can see this dog has brown eyes with little white pupils in there, I believe, huh? And this one similar. You can see the whites of his eyes. Rarely do you see the That's the one thing that is really the point I'm getting at. You rarely see the whites, and this dockage is fairly is human. Very closely. See the white center, the tippy edges of his either, and I think that's really the point. You hear this Pomeranian and barely see a little bit of the white inside there. Otherwise, it's all black or color, and that's about it. Uber eyelids, they always have a little bit of island. Dogs do have eyelids, it seem, and they can link their eyes. As far as I know, it's not something I think about. But, yeah, look at the flu's on this one. That happens a lot. There are dogs to have a do lap, but it's different. Okay, so I think there's features that that's enough detail features to really get us toe Have, um good. You know, good dog features a good dog face to make sure that looks dog like again here. The nose. I point this out in a previous video. It bends, you see, it bends arcs down a little bit. With this one. Looks kind of straight, to be honest. Not sure. I'm going to see how frequent that. That curve iss right here. We got it on this. Ah, this a retriever. Labrador. I get confused. Definitely a bit of ah hook right there. I think it's very common. That's a lot of dogs. Okay, so I'm gonna leave this one here we have some good details. Ah, one thing that just won't be able to cover And it's not really relevant. To be perfectly honest, is all of the types of for, um, it's like hair. It would be an entire course on its own, learning how to draw hair. But you can obviously see even with this dog, the shapes of things the head, you know, and how long the muzzle is. Ah, the details of the nose, the eye are all the same, but smaller. So you could just draw out. Hit him like this or her. You see, the elbow is here. The rest is here. There is the Paul. You see the clause two front close popping out right there. And there's a little one all of these details where the same happens to be sitting down. And so we would draw all of that and then, you know, sketch all of that stuff out. And when you're done just at the hair as you can see that part I think you know, we'll just leave that for your imagination. I can't give you everything, but we'll have to ah, have to leave that cause learning. I mean it would. This is beautiful hair right here. That's not an easy thing to do, but I will do some of it in a time lapse so you can watch how a, you know, do that stuff, and that's about it. We're gonna move on to start drawing some dogs. I believe there's one more thing to cover. It was breeds. I might have a closer look at the breeds and we will take a little bit of time. We'll get some of the hair tricks or something like that. I will talk about it at least while I'm doing a time lapse and we're going to draw a whole bunch of dogs. So I see you in the next video. 8. Different Dog Breeds: miss lesson. We're gonna have a look at the different breeds. There's no drawing in this lesson in this lesson. Next lesson we're gonna look a dog poses and we will be drawing again, which is good. And that will also open up a doorway to looking at the different shapes and not shapes positions like camera angles. We have to look at the front view and side view and stuff like that. And so with this one, just a quick, quick, quick look at some of the differences in the breeze here because everybody wants to draw a dog. Maybe they took this last night and said, Well, I want to draw this dog when I draw that dog. Many people have dogs, pets. So what distinct Up to this point, we've looked at what is the same about all the dogs. But let's see what distinguishes them. And it seems that there is sort of pattern. There is something, and we can distinguish that quite easily. In many cases, they either have pointy years or they have long ears for exam. This I did name them. I'll just say it announced it very quickly, from right to left top to bottom. Here we have the yellow Labrador golden retriever and the ah Pharaoh Hound cocker cocker poo. Oh, Yep. Actually, I route That's was this one where they called it the Pharaoh hound Cocker poo at first, and I should have deleted that. Then we get on the right. Fine, Yeah, so that we could be, I think, Let's just call it a cocker poo. I don't know where the Pharaoh hound came from, but there are two different breeds, but the image name just came up like that. So this one. And in case you might just be curious of what all these dogs were named. Another reason I thought I'd do this quickly. Longhaired your key. I was wrong. It's not a shit suit. There's a boxer. I should have known that that's easy. But I always get confused. The difference between whether it be a pug up boxer or ah, what we have like, uh, what is the other one? Rottweiler and pit bull, right. They'll have kind of flat faces if I'm not mistaken now. A pug has a really wrinkly face, so I usually get that Not that confused, but, um Oh, yes, just a boxer, boxer pitbull or Rottweiler by I'm not sure if I can tell the difference every time. I haven't known many people who You know, I'm not a couple. People have those dogs, but they're not as common to see every day. Not for me, anyway. So, um yeah, so that was a boxer. And I see his features there. I was, right. That this is a Pomeranian. Or at least I couldn't find anything that look closer. Definitely a beagle. That one was easy for me. I don't know something about beagles. You see him a lot on ah, in photos and stuff. They must be popular. Basset hound. Was this one, and Ah, New Finland dog. I have no idea about that one. Okay, so just have a look. The features real quick. Ah, with the marker here. This Ah, What was it in the? It's a yellow Labrador. I don't think we need anything to say. I think the yellow or any Labrador is like the Quintus Central common dog. In my opinion, I could be wrong. It depends on where you're from, but it just seems like such a common dog like dog has all of the features that we would have drawn, but we probably would have made him a bit more. Harry's Harry. Excuse me. Not Harry, Harry. Ah, all of the Labradors seem tohave. Ah, slightly long hair. If I remember correctly, it seems to be that way. And that includes the tail as we saw earlier. Uh, now they get older. I guess the hair probably gets more wavy. I love that coat. It looks ah, very shiny and wavy. So that's something interesting there. Noticed otherwise. Um, are the legs a little bit short? No, it seems that way. Because of the hair, I think there's nothing really to distinguish. They have long years that flopped down. I call them like your flops. Ah, I think long years is the way to call it. And these ears air called pointy ears. Uh, now, here we have long years again. It seems to be only just the for using my imagination here. And I mean, this dog is not a very big one again. The name was Ah cocker poo. If you look it up, I couldn't believe that, um, it just has this short curly hair, and I really like it's kind of like a poodle. Kind of look to it. Very interesting looking Dog reminds me of a sheep dog. I used to have a sheepdog to one point, but other than that, if it wasn't for the puffy curly hair that covers the whole body Um, like I mean, hair covers this start the retrievers. Whole body too. But our wait Was that a yeah golden retriever? But it seems flatter on the top causes like long, flat hair. This is, like, I don't know, more like puffy hair short. But if we were take that hair way. I have a feeling it might just look like the stereotypical common dog that we had now with We confirmed already with a shorter dogs. The body length is the same, but the height, it must be different. Obviously, if we're to do one head from the jaw to the neck, I mean, you're already it doesn't fit. So you're lucky to get 1.5 heads. As you can see here, the miniature dogs have a short legs and this one here, the basset hound obviously also has very short legs. If his head was not pointing up like that. It would probably be around here. And it's just about a head and 1/2 till you hit the ground from there. Uh, beagle seems a bit shorter for me, but we can't see him standing up here. However, we still do have the 12 three. It's about four. Well, after the head, there should be three more heads. I mean, we're going into perspective in the background here, but the length is still the same years along a floppy. Other than that, his hair is very short and he has a smooth coat, so his legs are a bit shorter. We all know that if you've seen a beagle before, but they're not as short as the basset hound and then with this guy, that Newfoundland dog, I'm not gonna get started. I just don't know. And that's really all I wanted to do for this lesson is just toe point out some of the simple differences. Now, here's another common features this wrinkly skin such as the pope. This one is, ah, blood bloodhound. I don't know. That's a specific breed of bloodhound, but, um, it just I mean, look, there's wrinkles when I was a bloodhound, I guess. A calm bloodhound cause they're red of their eyes come through always actually looks a little weird to me. But, um, it's a handsome dog. Kind of like him. Thes two. I couldn't figure out what they were. Ah, but let's count the head. Height is like one, too, but the including from the jaw to go 123 the same. He just happens to be very small. How can you tell he's small? Probably because the grasses here and you can just tell by scale that he's very small and because his hair is coming out so long. If he were to be here, she well, I think it's a he if he were to be, uh, just bigger. I don't think you know that different you were to cut that white hair and make the hair looks that make the grass looks smaller. I'm not sure if you could tell he was small. He has the same proportions as a regular dog, except he just happens to be smaller. That's not true for this one just has a bigger head, but outside of that, that's the only thing any shorter so he just has a smaller body. His head might even be Aziz. Biggest some bigger dogs. Just that his body is very small. Um, same good. Now, these are all very specific breeds on this. Ah, On this page, we have the flat. This is called a flat face dog. And if you want to look up more features for flat face dogs, including pugs. And this one was hard to look up. Actually, he's a ah, French bulldog, you say, When did those two I could not find ever here? I believe it's a longhaired Chihuahua who is the best I could find. They didn't tell me on the image credits, and the last one was a Scottish deerhound. And again, he's a very stereotypical dog. However, I do think, Well, no, I don't think what clearly it should be true. I think that his his body is like, way to go. You have one to Yeah, his body is like 1/2 a head high. That's why I was having problems using him. His reference for the sketch earlier. He's just a very tall dog. He's taller than normal. So those are the differences in the dogs. It's funny to see what is the same. The wrinkles. The only thing that seemed to be different is that your type the height in many cases, the size obviously. But even when the sizes different, the proportions often stay the same, such as with this miniature breed here, which I couldn't find what it was. But his proportions are all the same, except his ears might be a lot bigger than usual. Um, so the height seems to be important between breeds. Obviously, the hair is something you're just gonna you know, there's no way I could begin to ah, teach that Just studying for. And hair is a hole course within its own very hard, even draw here. So I will. I will say that, you know, draw the hair, for example of with this stock, don't go in there and try and draw every hair. The rule of thumb is to draw the hair and in clumps. Just draw an all in one piece and then go in and add some detail here and there. That's basically what you do. And so, from there we'll go ahead and move on to the next lesson. Ah, again and reviewing, appointing year long year versus those two. And then we have long the long muzzle versus more flat face dogs. And obviously the color of the dog is relevant. And the height and just look quickly on this one. Yeah, not too much else. And if they missed anything? Sorry. I think you can pick it up along the way. Regardless on this might be something the was called the flu. I believe right there. Ah, some dogs have that some dog stuff. Okay, So keep all that stuff in mind when you draw on your dog and I'll help you to make a more accurate dog breed. Now we're going to start doing some drawing a lot more drawing, and we're gonna have a look at poses All the different poses that dog stand or sit. John jumped and running how they look all the time. And then we're gonna have a finale with the time lapses of me drawing lots and lots of dogs . That would be hardware for me, but ah, fun for you. Okay. See you in the next lesson. 9. Dog Poses: in this lesson will have a look at dog poses. And I just traced a bunch of images from Google images that came up for dogs jumping or sitting or sleeping. In this case, running is a bit more complicated. And, um, I don't feel as though it's ah, you know, would have to look at motion images to get that. But you can watch the dog running, obviously, and videos or if you have a dog and study how they do it a little bit beyond the scope of this. But yeah, I mean, if you can learn to do these poses and study from images than you can do that as well, not a problem. I think we have enough of ah variety here. What I'm going to do is studies imposes very quickly, and then we'll be done with all of our educational portion of this, and I will go into some time lapses in the next lesson or two, depending on time and just draw a little, draw a bunch of dogs I'm gonna draw. I don't know exactly how many, five or 10 from my imagination and five or 10 from looking at references just to have fun with it. We've learned everything we need to learn for now. I mean, I think we've brought up for intermediate level. We've learned a lot. It's a lot of content that we've done here a lot of work. And so, yeah, this is it. This is the finale, just looking at poses. And of course, there's a lot more you can do on your own. You can go and study for in a lot more detail and all kinds of stuff. We'll talk about some of that while I'm doing the time lapses later, too. So I'm gonna show you a sketch I did for warm up before it started. It's just a sitting dog, and I started off 100% from memory just by first studying how all of these images look and you know how poses work with dogs. Some of the key notes that came to mind when I was doing that is that, um, I need one more layer here. Dogs have a kind of sausage e look to him, right? Like a hot dog. It's funny to think of it that way, but it is, and also again going back to referring to humans and other mammals and such. We have to keep in mind that they can only bend so much in so many ways, just like a person. When we curl up in a ball, we kind of, Ah, bend our spines forward towards the stomach. But, um, not so much sideways, right? You can lean sideways only so much, but you can't really curl up into a book. Dogs, they're kind of the same. They can bend up little down a little, and as you can see here for sleeping positions, sometimes I can curl up in a ball, but that's about it. So whatever pose you're doing, whether they be running, fighting, biting I mean, I've done them all for the previous books and stuff I've done. Just make sure that they don't bend too far because that'll look unnatural, although it does happen if you see dog running, jumping to, like get a Frisbee or something, you can see the bodies bend sideways very far, too. But that's what the ton of energy I don't think they do that to, naturally, the neck again, just like a person can look to the left, look to the right, but not all the way back so much. I guess they'd have to bend their body a little. And, ah, you know, they can only bend their heads so far back and so far down into their chest, so pretty much the same as humans. I think that part, you know, doesn't doesn't even need to be stated so much. So basically, with all of that in mind and all of the details that we had, I've found that it wasn't too difficult to go ahead and start sketching a dog in a sitting position. And I only look back a couple of times for a reference, so I'll show you what I learned in that. And then we'll wrap this one up and go ahead into more drawing in time lapses. So here we go. What I'm gonna do is start off just very sketchy, have my 1st 2 legs and make this Ah, brush a bit bigger and we have sort of a triangle. Feeling is where my sausage is gonna be, right? That's the body body sausage and will keep in mind that the rib cage is up here and the stomach is down there and then we're gonna have a tail that comes around the bottom here. I'm just using that as, ah, as a easy judge as to where it should be and try and go for the neck that kind of comes in . There is gonna be a circle for that. This time, I think I'll have him looking what I want to do, based on what we did before looking over this way a bit. So you get that profile of the head. Let me see. We have this much head length, right? So should be one, too. 123 Right, That looks about right there. And the height is about right. It's the same when he's sitting. The height should be the same as when he's standing because he's still technically standing on his front legs. Two front legs. Now the elbow I found goes, It will end up when he's in a sitting position about halfway of the sausage. Let me or was that the body length? I will double check here you see here. Oops. No. Yet back to this layer with the red, the body, the sausage of the body, just the body part starts there and it stops down here. And here is the elbow right in the middle. So that makes it really easy to remember where that bending point goes to give us realistic looking legs. So I have on the run layer back here. Okay, So I have the top, the bottom, and that looks about right, the bending point right there for the over. So with that, I have put my shoulder about here cause we know how long that should be and then come down now. Just a race a bit. Make some notes here about where my elbow is. And remember, it's the teardrop shape for the top of the arms. Always they will come down a bit more this part of the armas longer as two bones in it. And then we have the hand. This is the rest the hand. And I'll make my pole right here with a two long fingers and one short one on the side there. And we won't see the other one because it's out of you. So the same thing for the other leg I've noticed you don't have to make them too close together. It was very exaggerated. Look at how I made the wrists very big like that. I want to do that. It might end up looking a bit cartoony. That's okay. Now where the lectures stop that don't go all the way up to the neck and they don't just stop at the ah, the elbows here. But at least they should go up to about where the the are sausage. Here, the rib cage stops. So that way you can leave an open area here for the chest. And we don't need to see all this because there's usually for around there, right, But it might make a bump up here for the shoulder and then come down when they're in a sitting position. I often see this little bump right here, right? And he has it. Not as much, but there's a bump there. He's kind of leaning forward. That might mean something to it gives me a feeling that he might be kind of excited. Okay, you might notice. It's quite ah, troublesome. Sometimes too, have to flip back and forth between the layers like that. I don't know if there's a better method of going about it right now, but definitely have to keep the layers separate. Now we can judge that if his shoulder is here and at length from there to, um his elbow is this long. That means his hip, which is obviously here, should have about the same length, right? And I'll go up a little bit like this. So if we could see his bones that I think is hip would be here, this will be his upper leg and then the lower leg like that, and then a part that comes out. It's kind of hard to say. I'm actually not sure exactly how that how that works. But we do know. One thing for sure is that you have to have your teardrop for the hind leg, right? So it's have a look as reference, right? Comes back around here like this, a little bit of reference. And since her skin back here, you won't see this. The bottom part of the skin meets with the top part of skin and just kind of overlaps that whole area. And you don't see a crease until you get to this at this part right here. So somehow or another, I would have to see a skeleton of a sitting dog? I'm not sure exactly. I guess this is the hind leg upper. Yeah, the hind leg, upper leg. And I'm like, bottom half here with the wrist and everything. So I just draw the leg, it comes out like this and then our poll, one of the two fingers that exaggerated a little. And I'll make the wrist right about here, and then it meets. And again, you can have. You don't have to bring this crease all the way back. It just kind of the, you know, his furs coat. The skin just kind of covers a lot of that up. So it looks okay, have come down. Maybe he has a tight stomach. Or maybe it's drooping down a bit. And then we'll have our other Paul over here, and I spoke it. I'm okay with that. This one's too thick. His neck is creating for just a bit, which is OK now into the head. Back of the head doesn't have much to it. Gonna have the middle right here. Where the eye starts to stop will come down. This is called to stop where his four had dips down into the muzzle and that makes the nose as we recall, you know, should go back towards the mandible. And it shouldn't be too. Right here is race some of our sketch lines this time? Do a ah sloppier dog the one space up there, make her little arrow. They have that beside view. Get this kind of look. Leave little white space for reflective light. We don't need to see too much the nose, but make it rounded and the mouth will come back. Usually drooping a little. You even add a little bit of that flu. Maybe we'll exaggerated even a bit. And for the years you see, for this type of dog, he looks kind of tall and skinny or the long floppy ears gonna be kind of weird. Let me have a look for reference. Yeah, if you have those types of years, look at where they started. Said the back part of the head, not all the way back. And also I noticed his skull has a bit of a ridge right here and then goes back like that. So it's not all the way back with the little space there and then have the ears come down. This his eyes a little cartoony. Maybe cause that it seems like it added eyebrow there. All right, that like this. There we go. This might feel that in a little bit. A few okay with it. It does seem kind of weird that his head is just perfectly and profile like that. But, um, at the same time, I think it's not. Not bad looking. What I want to do is I can do this because I'm using digital now is just move his head down a bit. It looks a bit long. Yes, that looks a bit more natural. And I think also because of the size of it, should the size of his head be a bit bigger. Yes, definitely. I'm seeing that his body is quite long in comparison. You want to get that feeling of three heads behind the head, right? That looks better. Definitely. Okay. I just flatten that down and lips, they just crash. Okay? I just had a little crash. Have to merge this down. And yes, that's good. I like it. As you can see, what I'm drawing and, uh, speaking at the same time and explaining I get ah, lost and what I'm doing, and that's good. I mean, not necessarily for purposes of this video, but it's good that that's what you should be doing when you're drawing and should be getting totally lost. The draw little for Remember, we studied how the FERC has a tendency to want to come down around the body and can feather out in Mahaney kind of way. It definitely comes down. Usually around here. We don't draw every hair, but in places where you think you might experience Ah, you know, a little bit of shade or lighting or curvature. Just that at a little some dash is going in the correct direction and make it kind of random sometimes whose fair is never perfect, right, especially in these areas, usually around the belly area. There's some, like a lot of hair coming out like that, and it's up to you. How here you make your dog feel like here doesn't need so much. Maybe down there it's okay. The race a bit yeah, and he has that seems to be wrapped. Tale here is trying to fix that up a bit color today. So the next video we're gonna go ahead and ah just do a lot of time lapse and I'll talk over it a bit. See if there's any more tips that I can give and ah, be able to watch how I do a bunch of dogs. That's it. I like that. It's a good job. That's pretty cool. Okay, we'll see in the next video. I'm looking forward to it. 10. Drawing Dogs From Imagination: in this lesson. We're going to have a look at the time lapse, which I'm doing here. We only draw just five dogs. I thought about doing 10 and then realized how much work that IHS. But I think this is ah, sufficient. This was also an enormous amount of work on DA. As you will see, this is going at about three times speed, so don't worry. Ah, you know, if you think I'm drawing superfast, that's not the case. And you should never feel too worried about your time. Especially if you're you know, not doing this as a profession, even if you want to thank. The best advice I have ever heard is to watch your time pay attention to it. And you should always try to find techniques to make things go a bit faster along the way. But it shouldn't really be your aim. You want to aim at making quality, right? You just want to make good stuff. So this one I'm doing from imagination and you can see I'm not using any photo reference. And well, I mean, I guess you might imagine that I am a Ziff. I have a photo sitting next to me, but I'm not. And you'll see in the next lesson where I'm actually using photo reference. It's a major difference. So I really like this drawing. Um, it goes without saying that the photo reference drawings I did turned out a lot better. And, well, they turn out more realistic. I don't even know it better is the work. But for me, knowing what I know because I did this myself, I find out more impressive. Ah, not to say I'm impressing myself, but I because I know something I find this more interesting in a in a way, so to speak, because look at that. I just drew that without any photo reference at all, and or I did do a little bit of reference. I went back to the You might have seen a pop up the other image that I had created earlier for just to make sure I had my what is the elbows or the ankles in the right spot and something like that? Because I have. I'm not like an expert withdrawing dogs. It's not my life's mission or anything. I draw everything you know. I hope that you go to my website or ah, deviant art and all of that stuff The links air in somewhere around. Wherever you are watching this and there's, you know, got a deviant art. My user name is B s C H U Short for my name, Brendan Schumacher. And you can find me in there Lots of stuff. Federal. So I wanted to do this course partially because someone requested it. And I did plan on doing more courses like this with animals. Somebody specifically said dogs and said, Okay, you know what? I'm about due for another course. So when I hadn't did this one and I had drawn a lot of dogs before, so I thought it would work out well, and it did. I'm happy with the results that we got here, and I am learned a lot myself. Some of these things already knew, but it helped me to increase on some of the details. So now I really feel like I could just, you know, whip up a dog from scratch, not have left better anatomy. At least I can say that previously, when I was making my kids books and stuff, I would ah depend upon photo reference a lot more now I feel like I could do it without it , and I hope you do, too. So, as you can see, I'm sketching away here used a couple of guidelines in the beginning. Usually, if not, I do more as time goes, the first target definitely had guidelines, and I flipped the canvas because this is digital. If I was using paper than I've like you turned that sketchbook upside down or even if it was a painting that, you know, flip the whole campus upside down. A lot of artists have done this throughout history Salvador Dali, for example, at some giant contraptions that he made in order to be able to turn us campuses upside down . It just makes it easier to get more symmetry out of it because your hand can only ah, stroke in so many positions. You know, you have a wrists and fingers that air gripping onto your brush or your pen or whatever it is. You can only get so many good angles out of it before it starts to get exhausting. So being able to flip things around is very, very useful. Makes life a bit easier. Um, I like to be a naturalistic, kind of feel bad that I'm using digital and taking advantage of the ability to just, you know so easily, flip around and undo mistakes and stuff like that. But at the end of the day, it's also limiting. It's not easier to use digital sometimes because of what I was just saying. There's a lot of situations where wish, uh, you know, I could Well, you can flip the canvas in this in different ways, but you can turn it upside down, but not always so easy, anyway with a drawing itself. You see, I built forms everywhere I went. I you can see and you can watch this multiple times, by the way, so there's limited time for me to say a lot of information here. But just notice how I'm making shapes and forms, and I set up some guidelines before, and, you know, I do use a little bit of reference, as you can see right there and before I get into the details. Here's not a doll coming up right now. Notice how I do rough overall shape of things because of that underlying just ah fundamental shape of things doesn't look correct. Guess what's gonna happen when you add the details. It's going to look very strange. So here I am. I start with very rough shapes, and then I go in and a race is the same exact thing I used to do when I worked on Ah sketchbooks a lot. I still sketch sometimes, but it's just, you know, I met the computer all the time, that more convenient to do this. And, ah, just used to use and abuse that eraser. It's a tool. So you sketch, sketch, sketch, then erase, erase race until things come into shape. And then when you get your good shape in there, you can perhaps put the eraser to the side for little and start focusing on details. I didn't do all of these air kind of sketchy. I didn't do any fine line work on him, but, ah, that's about it. So the time lapse is ending here. I just you know, I make a little composition. I'll put that up on a screen for you and ah, I went and I got the other dog that I do earlier to be my fifth dog because like I said. It's an enormous amount of work, so right now you should be able to see the finished product. I hope you enjoyed that. I learned a lot and of course, Ah, it's quite fast what's going on here? But you can watch it again and again as many times as you want, and I have another one coming up next. That might be the last episode. If, uh, if not, that it means that added additional material anyway, We'll see you there in the next one. Hope you enjoyed this and see it in the next lesson. 11. Drawing Dogs From Photos: Okay, So in this lesson, we're gonna do Samos the last lesson. Except, ah, it's gonna be from photo reference this time. And here you can see, I actually want to mention it's called pixels dot com p e x e l s dot com I did actually find a bunch of free photos than they have a growing collection, their of all types of photos that you can get for reference and using your projects without worrying about licenses and copyrights and stuff like that. That's a really good website. Almost forgot about. It actually did forget about it, but it came back to me. So I've found five very, very nice dog photos there, and I'm gonna draw them here. This the 1st 1 I spent a lot of time on this one. But the important thing to note here is that look at how I did. Um, I'm doing a bad thing right now. I did make overall shape, but I'm focusing way too much on the details of the face before I even finished working out my ship. Why, that's bad is because I could potentially I mean, in this case, it worked out OK, keep in mind. I've been doing this for many, many, many years, decades, and so it worked out OK, but what could happen is I could end up spending a very long amount of time working on details of the head, only to find out that it's like and not in the right spot or needs to be moved. Or, you know, something just doesn't work right. So you really should work out that overall shape and try and get it as good as you can first and then go in to do the details. So the way it looks right now, for example, this is a bit better toe. Have that overall shape roughly wrecked up. And don't worry about how rough you are, how clean it looks. Don't worry. If somebody's don't think as if somebody's looking over your shoulder, it's just you in the paper. That's your little secret. Your private little thing is a bar. The reason why you don't see artists out too much. It's kind of rare to see them, you know, drawing in sketchbook outside unless you're going at art school like us. But usually it's kind of a private thing. You don't want people to see it until it's done and that it doesn't have to be the case. Maybe you're OK with that. Maybe you're not sub to you. But the point is to just not think about time too much, as I was saying before, and also ah, not to worry, not to worry too much about how things look. Just think about the form it's guys like when you're learning to play a sport. Remember, a lot of people would say in something like tennis, it's all about how you hold the racket and your form. Same with golf. You hear about this all the time. It's all about the form, the way that you hold the club and your posture and all these things. Don't worry about whacking the ball or how much strength you use. It's the same withdrawing. It's all about your form. Sit up straight. Ah, break things down into shapes and you have to be too serious about it. I really enjoyed this, Actually, the first dog I didn't enjoy, I'll be honest. I don't know why I think I needed to warm up. Still, it's been a while since I've drawn from photos. Aziz was saying before, Um, but, you know, once he get in into that, had to say into the groove of it. Once you start moving along, it kind of either something came back to me that I hadn't had in a while, or I don't know, you just lose track of time. It just becomes, ah, it becomes like a work habit that you're doing. And I really enjoyed this because the shapes, as you can see and the form they all came out very fluidly. You see, I just popped those joints right into place on the arms. The head came out good, and that's all the result of good form. So it this is a really, really satisfying thing for me to watch. This is what you want to see. E felt really proud of myself, really happy all the years of practice. You know, it does take that many years, but, um well, the sooner that you start doing things the right way, the sooner it'll come around here. And trust me, I spent many, many years doing it the wrong way as well. Just, uh I was very young when I started drawing there, so we all make our mistakes. This dog very cute. I made sure to include a variety of different breeds of dogs here. This when I believe is a French. Uh, it was is a French pit bull is a French something. I think that's something like a French pitbull. Something like that. And ah is very big years. I like this photo because it has props. At first I was thinking maybe I should not jobs, you know, focusing on the dog and not like objects. But I thought this was simple enough. He has a very interesting posture. I believe it's a puppy. Whether I don't know, this type of dog might just always be small. Just look young and again on this one. Now is also Ah, I forgive myself for focusing on the face a bit as I did. I shouldn't have it should have done the overall form first again, as you can see, added some details to the face. But I really just wanted to make sure I worked out the size of the head so that wouldn't have to redraw it. And then I went back and got the overall form of the body and the legs and the posture. And as you can see, I'm not recommending this, and I'm also not un recommending it. But I do very sketchy lines, and then I go over them again and again until they and there you can see I'm using the eraser a lot. So I was like playing with Clay. I'm like molding with a pencil or moulding with the pen or a tablet, in this case, just trying. Teoh. Carve it in there. And that's because later on, you can go over it with a pen and make perfect lines. All you have to do is trace, and then you get a really professional illustration. Here. We're just drawing, and he's got that pug like faced with all the wrinkles in it looks like a worried old man. You love these dogs, some some breeds of dogs I find unattractive in Ah, and he's certain, Dog said. I can only describe is looking like a floor mat. When I lived in China, just, you know, a bullet for going on the street. We're just eyes to him. I don't want to insult anyone's dogs, but it is a strange looking dogs kind of freaked me out Sometimes. After a while, I got used to him. I can understand why people like him, but the Chinese people seem to love him. Thought their acute. I thought there were looking. And even some of these dogs, like the pugs with the wrinkled face. I didn't always appreciate them. They've grown on me a bit here. I went in and I just focused on the face. The reason again. I got stuck on the faces because the shape of it was just not working. But then, you see, once I felt like I got it moderately in place. Then I jumped right out of there, and I'm just trying to get the form. Now look at how that snapped in the place. It didn't take me much. Work it all to get those arms right, because I had everything where I wanted it. And I'm using simple shapes and simple strokes, and I'm just using my eyes to judge the distance. Now, if you feel like your lines and shapes are snapping in a place like they did for me here, that's because you have to make those guidelines and, you know, sometimes maybe you draw things out. How many heads down is it? Or even like, use a ruler? You know, whatever you have to do to see how long is the distance. If his head is this long, then how much further down is it to get to the bottom of his body? You know, one piece of the time, And then how much longer should it be to get Ah, from the top of his body to the forearm? And I'm thinking about it Not in terms of one line. Look at how you can see even on drawing fast. I do like one edge at a time, and I'm thinking about the bone or the shape of things that are in the inside. All that stuff we studied. I'm thinking about each piece of the body while I draw. And so when you do it that way, you're going step by step, and it makes it so much easier to, you know, just to break things down and to work things. You're basically trying to work it out one piece of the time, right? So get puzzle. Their star was a lot of fun. Looks very sloppy. I I guess I got hung up on the on the tongue there after that part and again. Look at how once I get one part down correctly, everything else just starts to snap in the place. I got my little teardrops there. I'm thinking about where the risk goes, how it bends, and I'm comparing my knowledge to what I see a reality. You can see where his wristband you can see the little bump, where's wrist is and you can make out those two eyes in between the two eyes right? Is to I space approximately not exactly, but is about to. I space between his two eyes and the nose has a certain type of ah shake to it. And I'm using the knowledge in addition to what I see. And when you do it that way, it all just comes out so quickly. If I would just look at this with no knowledge of how dogs, you know, bodies and anatomy works at all, I would only be tracing and would be very painful to do it that way. Trust me, I've done it before. That's what you don't want to do. That's why we study this stuff. So and that's why I made these time lapse videos. I hope you understand. The whole point is to be able to use your knowledge of the subject in addition to what you're seeing and that will help you to just Ah, it just makes your work easier. It'll help you to get through it a lot faster. Yeah, It's like, uh, imagine if a doctor goes in for a procedure or surgery and they don't know anything about how the body works. Well, what you gonna do? You know, you open up somebody's body and just dig around until you find something, you have to know what it is. You have to have knowledge of what you're working on. What of Mechanic goes to fix a car? He doesn't know how cars work. That doesn't make sense, right? Take forever to just poke around trial and error. There you go. And so put up the finished results there. And ah, that's about it. So I have to say, this is actually the last lesson that I have planned of anymore. Videos come after that. They are post work, which I added on. I do that sometimes just, you know, as a complementary material. But this is intended to be the last Ah, lesson A device. Of course. I'm in a lesson. This the last lesson of this course. So instead of saying see you in the next lesson this time I will say, See you in the next course. This is about my can't remember actually fifth or sixth course that I've made and I have tons and tough tons and tons of stuff to say about drawing motivational How to keep up with it. Check me out on my YouTube channel, which you should be able to find the links to go to my website. It has everything and there's other courses. If you haven't taken already, look for that You can find coupons at my website as well. B s C H u dot net not dot com dot net and also in deviant art, you can find me with the same user named B s C. H. U stands for Brendan Schumacher. So it's B and the first Ah, what is sch You 1st 4 letters of my last name the shoe and ah, that's about it. So I'll see you guys in the next course or ah, you know whichever one. Maybe in the last course. 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