Step 15: Use the lines at the bottom as guides for the legs. Sketch out the bear's left leg lightly at first to get the structure right. Follow the basic path of the guide line. Darken the lines when you're happy with your sketch. Use quick, short strokes for the fur, and add the toes and claws at the end. Draw the leg on the right the same way. Follow the path of the guide line as you draw quick, short strokes. Darken the lines only when you get the structure right. Don't forget the grizzly bear's toes and claws at the bottom. Draw a few lines for the patch of fur above the legs.
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 the guide lines. 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 grizzly bear 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 bear so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your grizzly bear drawing for extra detail. Add the value using strokes with a vertical orientation, which is the general direction of the fur. It's always a good idea to use reference for accuracy. Remember to pause the "How to Draw a Grizzly Bear" video any time you need help.
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