Step 6: Under the first circle, draw two vertical lines that bend at the bottom as a guide for the basset hound's front legs.
Step 7: Under the circle on the right, draw two longer lines that bend in the middle as guides for the dog's hind legs. Basset hounds have short legs, so make sure that all four lines for the legs are short in relation to the body.
Step 8: Draw two lines that connect the head to the body to create the guide for the neck. Don't overlap the ear. Draw two lines that connect the first two circles as the guide for the basset hound's torso. The bottom line should slope up on the right. On the top, right side, draw a curved, vertical line as a guide for the dog's tail.
That's it for the guides! From this point on, press harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing.
Step 9: Inside the head, on the upper, left side, lightly sketch a small circle for the eye. When you get the size and position right, darken the shape but make the top part flatter for a droopier eye. Add a line at the bottom to make the basset hound's eye droopy. Inside the eye, draw a tiny dot for the pupil. Shade the dog's eye, except for a tiny circle that represents highlight. Use a value that's lighter than the pupil. Draw a series of short strokes above the eye for the furry brow. Draw a small line on the lower, left side for the corner of the eye. Add more strokes under the eye for fur.