*Tutorial* How to Draw a Pug in Half the Time (Turn on Captions)
Hey everyone! Welcome to my first tutorial video! I based this drawing off of an image which I will reveal in the next installment of this video. I started off by sketching out a rough outline with two guidelines that go through the middle of the page. For this process, I like to use the 4H pencil for a light shade that I don’t have to erase. However, soft pencils work just as well, and are much easier to erase. Next, I sketched out a study for the pug’s eye. It is important to note that studies are not intended to be detailed like this. I noticed that the study looked a bit menacing, so I changed it up in my final drawing. Now that I had finished sketching, it was time to bring out my 2B pencil for some dark shading. When I draw fur, I like to set down a light layer with the 4H pencil so that the rest of the fur has a background. Next, it was time to add the second layer of shading to my fur, pressing slightly harder with the same pencil. Next, I added a dark layer around the edge of the pug’s head to distinguish the fur from the ear. I added a large amount of shading on the ear, due to its dark color in actuality. On the bottom of the face, I added fur that ran somewhat vertically in accordance with the wrinkles. It is very important to go back and revise previous sketches before drawing, as they might prove to be inaccurate and not in proportion. I erased the sketch of the other side of the face, but I will eventually go back and continue this drawing… When drawing, look at the image closely, and make sure to add dark shading. It separates parts of the image and makes it much more realistic. When I draw fur, especially for short-haired animals, I go back and forth with the pencil and use very short strokes. These strokes are added in layers, overlapping so that there is no unneeded space between hairs. After I finished the first half of my drawing, I decided to try an experiment. It was time for Adobe Photoshop Mix. Here’s the first half of my pug… And here’s the photoshopped version. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, and perhaps you learned something. Comment what you think below.