Step 15: Use the line on the left side as a guide to draw the badger's tail. Use longer strokes to make it bushier.
Step 16 (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 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 badger so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your badger drawing for extra detail. It's a good idea to use reference to be accurate when adding the fur pattern. You can pause the video if you want to use this drawing as reference for a European badger. The markings are different in other badgers. You also have to make other changes, like shaggier fur for the American badger or a shorter muzzle for the honey badger.
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