Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Dog (Beagle)" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw two circles as guides for the first part of the beagle's body. First draw four small marks for the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But the circles don't have to be perfect. They're just guides. If you do want a perfect circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a lid or any other object with a circular edge.
The circle on the right should be smaller. Don't draw the circles too far apart, otherwise your beagle will turn into a dachshund! Leave enough room around the body for the dog's head, legs and tail.
Step 2: Draw another circle on the top, left side as a guide for the beagle's head. This circle should be around the same size as the circle on the far right. Don't place this circle too far away from the first circle, otherwise your beagle's neck will be too long.
Step 3: Draw a curved horizontal line across the head. This is a construction line that will help you place the dog's facial features later. Add a curved vertical line on the top left side of the head for another construction line.
Step 4: Draw a small circle on the lower, left side of the head as a guide for the beagle's muzzle. Pay close attention to the size of this circle in relation to the head. It should be about one-third the size of the head. The top edge of this circle should touch the construction line, and the left edge should be outside of the head.
Step 5: Draw a line from the construction line inside the head to the first circle as the first part of the guide for the beagle's ear. Now draw another line to the right. Add a shorter line at the bottom that connects the first two lines to complete the guide for the ear.