Step 6: Draw yet another circle on the top right side as a guide for the poodle's poofy tail. This circle should about the same size as the body circle directly below it.
That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.
Step 7: Draw the poodle's eye inside the head on the left side, near the top line of the muzzle. The shape of the eye is similar to a little football with a curved line inside for the eyeball. Shade the inside of the eye except for a tiny circle to represent glare and add a small line under it for extra detail.
Step 8: Lightly sketch a shape similar to a circle on the tip of the muzzle for the poodle's nose. Darken the top of the shape and add the nostril on the lower right side. Use quick, short strokes at the top for the dog's fur.
Step9: Draw the rest of the poodle's muzzle by using the initial arc as a guide. Follow the basic path of the arc as you darken the lines to create the muzzle. Add the short mouth under the nose. Draw the chin and lower jaw by darkening the lower line of the initial arc.