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How to Draw an African Wild Dog

How to Draw an African Wild Dog

African Wild Dogs (or Cape Hunting Dogs) are the African equivalents of wolves and are not found anywhere else in the World. African Wild Dogs are also often called Painted Wolves because of their unique coats. This tutorial will show the steps involved in drawing a Wild Dog and the patchwork-patterning of their fur.

Difficulty: 4*

Required Equipment:

  • Pencils: HB-4B
  • Cotton buds/pads/tissues or Q-Tips
  • Eraser
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How to Draw a Bald Eagle

How to Draw a Bald Eagle

This tutorial explains the processes involved in drawing a bald eagle with graphite pencil. I used Flickr user pe_ha45’s Bald Eagle photograph, which you can see here.

Difficulty: 3*

Required Equipment:

  • Pencils: HB-4B
  • Cotton buds/pads/tissues or Q-Tips
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General Drawing Tips

Avoid Smudging Your Work

When you are working on a large drawing and need to draw in one area of the paper, make sure you first cover the rest of the drawing with a second sheet of clean paper to rest your hand on. If you rest your hand on your drawing without the paper, you will smudge it.

 

 

 

 

 

Clear Any Eraser Shavings

The little bits of rubber which collect on your paper whenever you use your eraser can easily ruin your drawing if you do not clear them off the paper. The smaller shavings can be difficult to see and if you unwittingly grab a tissue and begin to smooth out some graphite and pass over the eraser shaving, those shavings will collect on the tissue and will erase any part of the drawing they come into contact with.

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