Step 15: Now use the remaining lines under the body as guides to draw the poodle's legs on the other side. Basically duplicate the shape of the first leg as you follow the path of the guide. Draw the dog's hind leg on the other side the same way. Start off with a light sketch to get the shape right. Darken the lines when you get the structure right and add the ball of fur at the bottom. Add the toes and nails at the bottom using a series of short, curved lines.
Step 16: Draw two more puffs of fur on the poodle's hips using a series of curved lines.
Step 17: Use the last circle as a guide to draw the poodle's puffy tail. Add the base of the tail at the bottom using a couple of short lines.
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 that you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your dog 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. Add the value lightly at first, then gradually build up to the level of darkness that you want. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. This will be a white poodle, but some poodles can be black. Add a dark value all over the fur for a black poodle and an easier drawing. Shading can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Don't forget to pause the "How to Draw a Poodle" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the dog so it doesn't appear to be floating.
Poodles' skin can be dark, so you can add more value on the sections without fur. It's always a good idea to use reference for a more accurate drawing. If you have a pet poodle or a similar breed, try to duplicate its coat pattern on your drawing.