Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Corgi" 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 a circle near the right side of the paper as a guide for the Pembroke Welsh corgi's head. 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 button or any other object with a circular edge.
Step 2: Draw a curved horizontal line across the corgi's head. This is a construction line that will help you place the facial features later. Add a curved vertical line on the top right side of the dog's head for another construction line.
Step 3: Draw a small circle on the lower, right side of the head as a guide for the corgi'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 lower, right edge should touch the side of the head.
Step 4: Draw two triangle- like shapes on top of the dog's head as guides for the ears. Corgis have big ears, so don't make these guides too small.
Step 5: Draw two more circles under the head as guides for the Pembroke Welsh corgi's body. The first circle will be overlapped by the head at the top, so only use three marks at first to determine its height and width. Connect the marks using curved lines to finish the shape of the circle. Don't overlap the lines for the dog's head at the top. The two circles need to be close together because corgis have short necks. This first circle should also be slightly bigger than the head.
Draw the second circle on the left side of the first as a guide for the other half of the body. This circle should be a bit smaller and narrower than the one on the right. Corgis have long torsos, so don't draw the two circles too close together.