Step 15: To the right, draw a similar shape for the hind leg that's on the other side of the Malamute's body. Use the first hind leg as a template to draw this leg. Draw it a little bit higher than the first hind leg. The dog's first hind leg will be blocking a big part of this leg, so only draw the portion that's visible from this angle.
Step 16: Use the curved line on the top, left side of the body as a guide to draw the Alaskan Malamute dog's tail. Draw a series of short strokes around the guide to create the tail. The tip of the tail should overlap the body. The orientation of the strokes should turn at the top. Make the shape of the dog's tail thick. Use smoother lines on the bottom edge.
Step 17: Use the remaining lines and shapes as guide to draw the rest of the Malamute's body. Use short strokes along the outer edges of the guides to create the furry body. Use longer strokes along the underside. The longer you draw the strokes, the shaggier the dog's fur will be. Don't overlap the tail and the legs that are on this side of the body.
Step 18: For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step: Add some shading to your Alaskan Malamute dog drawing for extra detail on the fur pattern. Using short strokes, draw a series of curved line around the head to separate the white face from the darker body. The line should go farther to the right along the cheek. Use strokes of a darker value to shade the back of the head. Leave and area around the dog's ears blank. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. For a more detailed guide on how to shade, check out this tutorial: How to shade.
Shade the body and separate each individual stroke a bit so that the white of the paper comes through for a furry texture. Shade lightly at first, and then gradually build up to darker values. Use strokes that go in the general direction of the fur. Leave the underside, the legs and the tail blank. Alternate between a dark and medium value inside the Malamute's body. Shading can be time-consuming so be patient and take breaks. Add strokes with a light value along the white sections for shadows to give the figure more volume and dimension. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it.
Some Alaskan Malamutes are white. For a white dog, skip the value on the body and just add some shadows. It's a good idea to use reference as you draw for an accurate depiction of an Alaskan Malamute. If you have a pet Malamute or a similar breed, try to duplicate its coat markings on your drawing. Use a medium value to add a cast shadow underneath and ground the dog. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.
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