In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw the Head Detail of a German Shepherd Dog step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
To draw a German Shepherd Head step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The 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 big circle as a guide for the German shepherd dog's head. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, trace the outer rim of a glass, a bowl or any other object with a circular edge. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: Draw a long, curved, horizontal line across the circle for a construction line. Draw this line slightly higher than the middle. Add a curved, vertical line on the top, left side. These lines will help you place the German shepherd dog's facial features later.
Step 3: Draw a smaller circle on the lower, left side of the head as a guide for the German shepherd dog's muzzle. Use the four-marks technique to draw this circle too. Almost half of this circle should be outside of the first circle. Pay attention to the position and size of this circle. It should be about one-third the size of the first one.
Step 4: On the top, right side of the head, draw a big triangle-like arc as a guide for the dog's first ear. German shepherds have big ears, so don't make this guide too small. Notice how far down it goes on the right side.
Step 5: Draw another big triangle- like arc on the top, left side of the head as a guide for the dog's other ear.