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How do you draw a real Pomeranian?

To keep the shapes, sizes and proportions correct, we will need three circles serving as guides (00 min 07 sec). Once the top corner one is done, cut it in two with dividing lines and add a much smaller circle at the bottom (00 min 10 sec). The triangles at the top are for the ears (00 min 16 sec).

To complete the introduction to this tutorial on how to draw a Pomeranian dog, follow our guide and create two more circles as mentioned earlier. Don’t forget the short, thin lines for the legs (00 min 23 sec). For the eyes, change to dark strokes (00 min 30 sec). The nose looks like a potato with two dots inside (00 min 44 sec).

Here are some tricks you can use to make learning how to draw a dog easier:

  • Use sharpened pencils. Sharpening your pencils frequently allows you to use a fine, delicate line when sketching. This helps you to avoid making marks that cannot be erased later, and also gives you the option to use thicker, darker marks to create value.
  • Use short strikes. Sketching with short strokes helps keep mistakes to a minimum and allows you to correct contours as you draw. If you want your sketch to have continuous lines, you can always go back and trace the design with an ink pen later.
  • Erase in moderation. Using too much of an eraser during the drawing process can make your drawing look blurry and damage the surface texture of the paper. Keep your marks clear so you can also lightly erase them if needed, but a few stray marks won’t detract from the overall look of the drawing.
  • Start with a good reference photo. Some artists scoff at using reference photos, but reference photos can give you a better idea of ​​the visual differences between different types of dogs and also a sense of their realistic proportions. Live dogs are constantly moving and can be challenging to draw, while photographs are an easier reference.
  • Draw strokes in one direction to show the texture of the hair. To show the texture of a dog’s fur in a drawing, use short strokes all going in one direction to help denote the individual hairs and the direction the fur is growing. Short-haired dogs have less pronounced hair features, while long-haired dogs should have more prominent, flowing features.
  • Pay attention to the value. Value is the gradations from light to dark that exist in a piece of media. Use thicker lines and darker pencils for the dark parts of the drawing, lightening the strokes and using lighter pencils for the parts of the drawing that should be highlighted.

Once you’ve got the basics down, drawing a dog comes down to paying attention to detail and being willing to make mistakes as you learn. Very few people will draw perfect looking realistic dogs the first time they try, so it takes repetition and practice to get better.

Step 1

Let’s start with the face and head outline in this first step of our guide on how to draw a Pomeranian.

First, draw some small curved lines for the dog’s muzzle. Then draw a small, triangular nose on the muzzle.

Step 3: Create the Fur

Create the fur layer by layer.

Use brown to create a clear map of the contour and direction of the hairs.