Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Dog (Great Dane)" 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 two circles as guides for the Great Dane's body. 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 perfect circles, trace the outer rim of a coin, a bottle cap or any other object with a circular edge. The circle on the left should be smaller than the one on the right. Don't draw these two circles too far apart, otherwise the dog's torso will be too long.
Step 2: Draw another circle on the top, right side as a guide for the Great Dane's head. This circle should be about one-third the size of the first circle. Pay attention to the space between this circle and the first one. This will determine the length of the dog's neck.
Step 3: Draw a curved horizontal line across the head. This construction line will help you place the Great Dane's facial features later. Add a curved vertical line on the top right side of the head for another construction line.
Step 4: Draw a small circle on the lower right side of the head as a guide for the dog's muzzle. The top edge of this circle should touch the construction line. A big part of the circle should be outside the head. Pay attention to the size of this circle in relation to the Great Dane's head.
Step 5: Draw a couple of triangle-like shapes on top of the head as guides for the Great Dane's ears. The end result of the two guides should be similar to the letter M.