Step 15: Darken the triangular shape on the top, right side of the head to create the first ear. Draw a series of short strokes along the bottom and inside the ear to represent fur. Now draw the shiba inu's ear on the left side the same way. Darken the initial shape and then add a series of short strokes along the bottom and inside for fur.
Step 16: Darken the edges of the initial big circle to create the shape of the head. As you darken the sides of the shiba inu's head, make the shape a bit wider than the initial circle. Use a series of short strokes when you darken the side for a fur-like texture. Add a few short strokes inside the dog's head for extra detail on the fur.
Step 17: Use the second line from the left as a guide to draw the dog's first front leg. Follow the guide and lightly sketch the shape of the leg around it. The leg should be thin and the foot wide. When you get the shape of the leg right, darken the lines. Separate the toes on the foot using curved lines. Add small, triangular shapes on the tips for the shiba inu's nails. Angle the left edge of the leg at the top and bottom to indicate the joints.
Step 18: Use the line on the far left as a guide to draw the other front leg the same way. Lightly sketch the visible part of this leg around the guide. Use the first leg as a template. Darken the lines when you get the shape right. On the tip of the foot, draw a couple of small triangular shapes for the shiba inu's nails.
Step 19: Use the line on the far right side as a guide to draw the shiba inu's first hind leg. Lightly sketch the leg around the guide and only darken the lines when you get the shape right. The top of the hind leg should be wider than the top of the front leg. Separate the individual toes using curved lines and add the nails at the tips using small triangular shapes. The leg should bend a lot more near the middle for the joint.