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February 19, 2010
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How I draw Ginga by 39-TheWolf How I draw Ginga by 39-TheWolf
a little tutorial of How I draw ginga... sorry for the crappiness I hate the program I use sometimes...

1. First I start with a circle and direction. Keep shapes simple and light.

2. Next I add placement for the eyes, mouth, nose, under eye, top of the head and cheek. This helps me see the dog better.

3. Then I add the ear placement, and circles for the chest and rear. The circle for the chest is always close to or touching the placement circle for the head. This circle is also much bigger than the other two because it's the largest part of the dog. I add direction as well. For different poses I can have the head the same way, but the body may be completely different, so I add placement marks and direction to help map the character.

4. After this I use my placement circles to draw the neck and back. The mouth is freehand, which takes some practice. The tail is also freehand, but a simple shape.

5. I then add muscle lines for the neck and chest, use the chest and rear circles to draw the belly, and draw simple shapes for the legs. I keep the forms simple in case there is anything I wish to change.

6. I add detail only after I am satisfied with the form and pose. I leave the mouth, inner ears, nose/nostrils, and toes to the end.

7. Then I ink, adding fur detail and darken in the throat and nose. Normally I use a ball point pen, and then a fine tip marker, but for simplicities sake I only used a fine tip marker in this picture. I can add as much detail as I want, scars, fur markings ect. I just keep things simple to the end.
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AnimalAnimeFan Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2014
i adore the Ginga style! 
TheGingaLoverForEver Featured By Owner Jul 30, 2013
Thank you this is really helpfull! :D
39-TheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 1, 2014
your welcome
Sarosna Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Ty for this. I draw a lot of wolves in my own style but I always struggle with Ginga style for some reason...
39-TheWolf Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2012
You're welcome
xXborisXxXpeterxX Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2011   General Artist
this is really helpfull ^^
kIAIRE Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2010
Oh -understand- Maybe i would will try ^_^
nikydog142007 Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010   Traditional Artist
very nice!! how long have u been drawing ginga style?:3
39-TheWolf Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2010
couple of years...
Inarigamer Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
cool =D i needed help on my Dogs, i can draw them with a reference but other wise...i can't xD
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