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.