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How to Draw a Chihuahua
Drawing a Chihuahua
Drawing chihuahuas is not very difficult if one follows a few easy steps. As with drawing anything, first study your subject and try to see the shapes that make up the basic form. Chihuahuas have a very round head. The shape is known as "apple dome" by those who raise and show dogs professionally.
Chihuahua ears are like softened triangles, similar but not identical to the ears of cats.
Let's study a few photographs of chihuahua eyes. Their eyes are very round and very large, possessed by an intelligent expression at all times.
Chihuahua eyes are very expressive and very tender. They depict a personality that is simultaneously tough and sensitive, cautious and curious. When drawing the eyes we must take care not to make them too round or too oval shaped, but rather a mixture. The corners of the eyes make a bit of an oval, but the centers themselves are completely round.
Chihuahuas are prone to getting cataracts when they get older. This should be noted when looking at their eyes in depth, so as not to portray this in the drawing unless one wishes to do so.
Neck lines can be drawn as two L shapes that face each other.
Add depth lines to the ears, and add color if you so desire.
I added in a second color for shading and tweaked the line around the mouth. Notice also the highlights in the eyes! White works well as a highlight color when used very sparingly.
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