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Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a German Shepherd Dog" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
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 German shepherd dog's body. The circles don't have to be perfect. They're just guides. The circle on the left should be about two-thirds the size of the first one. It should be a little lower too. And don't place it too far away, otherwise your German shepherd dog will end up too long.
Step 2: Draw a smaller circle on the top right side as a guide for the German shepherd dog's head. This circle should be about half the size of the original, and their edges should touch.
Step 3: Draw two intersecting lines inside the German shepherd dog's head to help you place the facial features later on.
Step 4: Draw a small circle on the lower part of the head as a guide for the German shepherd dog's muzzle.
Step 5: Draw two triangle-like lines on top of the German shepherd dog's head as guides for the ears.