Draw Zebra 15

Step 15: Use the remaining lines as guides to draw the rest of the zebra's body.

Draw Zebra 16

Step 16: Draw the zebra's tail using the line as a guide. Draw a few long strokes for the long hairs at the end of the tail.

Draw Zebra 17

Step 17 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing them all. It's okay to leave some behind. Also re-draw any final sketch lines you may have accidentally erased.

Draw Zebra Final

Final Step (optional): This zebra looks nekkid! Quick, add the stripes! To draw the stripes, just sketch out a thick line, then shade it in. The placement of zebra stripes is tricky, so use reference or pause the video when drawing them. The zebra's stripes get thinner the farther down the leg they are. Drawing the zebra's stripes can be very time-consuming, so be patient and take a break every now and then. If you don't really care about accuracy, then just have fun and draw the stripes any way you want.

Every zebra has an individual set of stripes. No two are exactly alike, so you can make yours as different as you want! Did you know that a zebra's coat is not really white with black stripes? Their background coat is actually black, and the white portion goes over the black. The zebra's stripes on the face are thinner, and they surround the eyes. The zebra's muzzle is all black.

Add some shading to your zebra 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 zebra so it doesn't appear to be floating.

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