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Step 15: Use the original circle as a guide to draw the rest of the border collie's head. Use quick, short strokes as you draw the head. Dip in the line toward the dog's eye to create the side of the face. Use longer strokes on the side for the longer fur on the sides of the head. Draw a few strokes above the eyes for the pattern of fur on top. The fur along the neck is longer too, so use long strokes for it as well. Add a few more strokes above the nose for further detail on the coat's pattern.
Step 16: Use the lines on the left as guides to draw the front legs and feet. Lightly sketch the shape of the first leg as you follow the path of the line. When you get the structure right, darken the lines. Add a couple of curved lines at the bottom for the border collie's toes. Use longer strokes on the right side of the leg for the longer fur. Draw the front part of the foot on the other side by using the other line as a guide.
Step 17: Now use the lines on the right as guides to draw the dog's hind legs using the same technique. Follow the path of the guide as you lightly sketch the first hind leg. When you get the structure right, darken the leg using quick strokes. Draw the toes at the bottom. The leg should be wide at the top and thin at the bottom. Use the other line as a guide to draw the border collie's hind leg on the other side the same way.
Step 18: Use the remaining lines as guides to draw the rest of the border collie's body. Follow the path of the guides as you darken the lines and create the dog's body. Use longer strokes for the long, shaggy coat at the bottom. Follow the path of the curved line on the right to draw the dog's furry tail.
Step 19 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of them. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your 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. Don't worry too much about the shading if you're also going to add more value to your drawing.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the dog so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your border collie drawing for extra detail. Use a dark value all over the head except for the strip between the eyes and the nose for a classic border collie look. Add the value by using strokes that go in the general direction of the fur. Add more detail to the dog's muzzle like whiskers and extra fur. Leave the withers and neck area mostly blank to achieve the standard border collie pattern. Add a darker value to the rest of the dog's body by pushing down harder on your pencil. Leave the tip of the dog's tail white.
Adding the value can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Use a lighter value on a few parts of the body to represent the shine of the dog's coat. If you have a collie or similar breed, try to duplicate its pattern on your drawing. It's always a good idea to use reference when you draw. Don't forget to pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace.
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