Step 10: Use the remaining lines and shapes as guides to draw the rest of the camel's head. Darken the top and bottom lines and draw a curved line on the lower left side for the jaw line. Draw a few quick, short strokes throughout the head to represent fur and a few lines on the neck for folds of skin.
Step 11: Draw the camel's front legs by using the lines as guides. Follow the basic path of the guide line as you thicken up the first leg. Draw it lightly at first to get the structure right. When you're happy with what you have, go ahead and darken it. As you darken the leg, give it an extra bump in the middle for the joint and make the top or base wider. Draw the camel's wide feet with two toes at the bottom. Draw a nail at the end of each toe using curved lines. Draw the front leg on the other side the same way. Draw lightly at first to get the structure right as you follow the basic path of the guide line. Don't forget the two toes at the bottom!
Step 12: Use the other lines as guides to draw the camel's hind legs. The base of the hind legs is thicker, and it extends farther into the body. Remember to sketch lightly at first and only darken the lines once you get the structure right. The camel's hind legs bend back more at the joint than the front legs. The feet are wide at the bottom. Draw a few lines at the joint for wrinkles. Draw the hind leg on the other side using the same technique. Unlike many other animals, camels move both legs on one side of the body at the same time, so draw the legs accordingly.
Step 13: Draw the rest of the camel's body by using the remaining lines as guides. Darken the guide lines as you follow their basic path. Draw a few extra lines throughout the body for the folds of skin and patches of longer fur. Use quick, short strokes at the top of the camel's hump as you darken it to represent the fur on top of it. Draw the tail on the left side next to the leg using quick, short strokes.
Step 14 (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 camel 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 camel so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your camel drawing for extra detail. It's always a good idea to use reference for accuracy, and remember to PAUSE the "How to Draw a Camel" video any time you need help.
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