Please PAUSE the "How to Draw an African Wild Dog" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
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 African wild dog's body. They don't have to be perfect. They're just guides. Pay attention to the space between the circles. If they're too far apart, the African wild dog will be too long.
Step 2: Draw a smaller circle on the upper left side as a guide for the African wild dog's head.
Step 3: Draw two intersecting lines inside the African wild dog's head to help you place the facial features later on.
Step 4: Draw a small circle on the lower part of the African wild dog's head as a guide for the muzzle.
Step 5: Draw two arcs on top of the African wild dog's head as guides for the ears.