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When learning to draw, students often find themselves equally enthralled and anxious about the process. How do they turn lines and shapes into a figure that others can recognize? Budding artists spend hours learning how to form drawings of the world around them, starting with simple square houses and expanding to animals and people. The dog is one of the first animals artists learn to draw. In the future, they can expand on the idea to make their dog look more realistic.

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1. Gather the Materials

Before starting the dog drawing, it is important to gather the materials needed to finish the figure. This includes paper or a sketchpad, a surface to draw on and a drawing utensil. This can be a pen, pencil, colored pencil or marker, or some other medium. Students will need an eraser, particularly if they use foundation circles to help form the shape of the body.

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