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Step 15: Use the line on the far right side as a guide to draw the first hind leg. Lightly sketch the shape of the leg as you follow the path of the guide. Curve the shape of the leg as the guide bends to represent the joints. The top part of the leg should be thicker than the bottom. When you get the structure of the beagle's leg right, darken the lines. Draw a couple of short, curved lines at the tip of the foot to separate each individual toe.

 

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Step 16: Draw the other hind leg the same way. Follow the basic path of the guide as you make the shape of the leg wider. Don't forget to add the beagle's toes! The top part of the leg will be behind the other hind leg, so don't worry about drawing that section.

 

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Step 17: Use the remaining lines as guides to draw the rest of the dog's body. Simply darken the outer edges of the initial guides to create the shape of the body. If you made your initial guides thinner or wider, now is the time to correct them to give your beagle the proper body shape. Use the guide on the top right side as a guide to draw the tail. Use quick, short strokes to make the top bushier.

 

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Step 18: 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.

 

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Final Step: Add some shading to your beagle 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. As you shade, try to use strokes that go in the general direction of the dog's fur. You can stop after this for an all-white beagle or continue for the typical tricolor coat pattern.

Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the dog so it doesn't appear to be floating.

You can add even more value throughout your beagle drawing for extra detail. Use a medium value to start. Leave a strip on the forehead blank along with the dog's muzzle, as these areas are usually white. The ear should have a medium value too. Add an outline on the body and legs to indicate the edge of the coat's darker pattern. Add a medium value inside the outlined area. Don't worry about shading too smoothly. The rough value gives the beagle's coat a furry texture.

Shading can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Shade a half-circle-like section across the back to create the typical "saddle" pattern of a beagle. Push down hard on your pencil to get an extra-dark value for this section of the coat. If you have a pet beagle 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.

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