Step 15: Darken the remaining lines using quick short strokes to draw the African wild dog's body.
Step 16: Thicken up the initial line using quick, short strokes to draw a bushy tail.
Step 17 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of them. It's okay to leave some behind. Also re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your African wild dog drawing to give it more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the African wild dog so it doesn't appear to be floating.
Add more value throughout your drawing to create the recognizable African wild dog coat. The lower part of the head and the outer rim of the ears are usually darker. The pattern on the body is different on every African wild dog, so draw random patches and spots everywhere. Be creative! If you want more accuracy, it's a good idea to use reference. PAUSE the video to use this drawing as a reference and any other time you need help.
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