How to Draw a Foo Dog, Foo Dog Statue

Artist: finalprodigy / April 2, 2012

Step 1.

Start out by picking your pencils. I used a 3H pencil for sketching/light shading, H pencil for general shading, and a 4B pencil for dark shading.

Step 2.

Start out with a basic sketch. Use the guidelines if you need them.

Step 3.

Your sketch may end up looking something like this. Make sure to sketch as lightly as possible. Erase any unneeded guidelines.

Step 4.

Now start adding line details to your drawing. Work from top to bottom.

Step 5.

Continue moving down. Don't overdo the strength of the lines. Make sure that they are light enough to erase.

Step 6.

Detail the rest of the foo dog's body.

Step 7.

Now sketch in the baby foo dog beneath the adult one's paw.

Step 8.

Now sketch in the pedestal details. Use a ruler if you aren't confident enough to sketch your lines.

Step 9.

Roughly shade in the background using a 4B pencil. Then blend in your shading with a paper towel or blending stump.

Step 10.

Start adding final layer of shading. Start by roughly and lightly shading in the area with a 4B pencil. Then use H and 3H pencils to start shading and adding details. Use a 3H pencil for lighter shading and the H for darker shading/lines. Use the 4B    

Step 11.

Continue moving downs the body with your shading. Try to give your shading a rough/weathered look. DO NOT use a blending stump to smooth your shading. Do your best to just use natural shading to create unique/realistic texture.

Step 12.

Shade in the front legs and start shading in the baby foo dog.

Step 13.

Define the baby foo dog then shade in the rest of the body. Use a 4B pencil for the dark shadows.

Step 14.

Start work on the pedestal. Work in the same manner by roughly shading with the 4B then using an H pencil for detailed shading. The key to shading the pedestal is knowing how to "fake" detail. use pencil textures to create the illusion of patterns an   

Step 15.

Finish up the pedestal and clean up your background shading. I hope you all have fun with this one! Comments and questions are more than welcome!

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Artist: finalprodigy
Date Added: April 2, 2012
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Description: Hey everyone here's a fun tutorial on how to draw a Chinese guardian lion, or a foo dog. I've always enjoyed observing ancient statue designs but drawing them is even more fun!