Step 15: Use the lines under the body on the right side as guides to draw the corgi's front legs. First lightly sketch the shape of the leg as you follow the path of the guide line on the left. Then when you get the basic shape of the leg right, darken the lines using quick, short strokes. Add three tiny triangle- like shapes on the tips of the foot for the nails. Use two small curved lines to divide the individual toes. Now add the right edge of the foot. Bend the line to indicate the joint.
Draw the front leg on the other side of the body the same way. Use quick, short strokes for the left edge of the leg and add the toes and nails at the tip of the foot. Corgis have small, stubby legs, so make the leg shapes wide and short as you follow the guides.
Step 16: Use the lines under the body on the left side as guides to draw the Pembroke Welsh corgi's hind legs. Follow the basic path of the guide as you make the shape of the leg wider. Add the toes and nails at the bottom. The line for the right edge of the leg should stretch inside the body. Use quick, short strokes as you follow the circle. Draw the hind leg on the other side of the body by using the final guide line. The top part of this leg is hidden by the dog's other leg, so don't worry about drawing it.
Step 17: Use the remaining lines as guides to draw the rest of the dog's body. Use quick, short strokes as you darken the outer edges of the initial guides to create the shape of the body. Use strokes that are slighlty longer on the underside of the body for the longer fur found there. The corgi's chest should dip low to the ground, and the bottom of the body on the left side should be a bit higher.
Step 18 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step: Add some shading to your Pembroke Welsh corgi drawing to give it more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. As you shade, try to use strokes that go in the general direction of the dog's fur. You can stop after this step for an all-white corgi or continue for the typical coat pattern.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the dog so it doesn't appear to be floating. Use a darker value near the middle of the shadow and a lighter value along the edge for the shadow's diffusion.
You can add even more value throughout your drawing for extra detail. Corgis can have a variety of coat patterns. For this pattern, draw a line under the eyes and up the forehead and shade everything above this line. Use a light to medium value for the coat pattern. It should be slightly lighter than the shadows. The muzzle should be white. Cover the rest of the dog's body with the light/medium value as well, except for the chest, underside and legs.
Remember to use strokes that go in the general direction of the dog's fur. Don't worry about shading too smoothly. The rough value gives the coat a furry texture. Adding the value can be very time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. It's always a good idea to use reference as you draw. You can add an extra dark value to emphasize the shadows. Add some strokes to the chest too. If you have a pet corgi or a similar breed, try to duplicate its pattern on your drawing. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.