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Step 10: Draw the rest of the sheep's head using the circle as a guide. First draw the portion of wool on the head right above the eye. Use quick, short, curved strokes to draw the wool for a fluffy feel. Draw the right edge of the wool as a series of quick, short, curved strokes that go between the sheep's ear and eye and down to the muzzle and neck. Follow the basic path of the circle and add the wool on the back of the sheep's head.



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Step 11: Using the line as a guide, draw the sheep's front legs. Lightly sketch out the shape of the first leg as you follow the path of the line. When you get the structure right, darken it using quick, short, curved strokes for the wool. The top or base of the leg should be thick and get thinner at the bottom. Add the sheep's hoof at the bottom using straight lines and draw a small line in the middle to split the hoof. Draw the leg on the other side the same way. Only draw the front portion of it since most of it is hiding behind the first one.



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Step 12: Now use the other line as a guide to draw the sheep's hind legs. Remember to sketch lightly at first as you follow the guide line. Once you get the shape of the first leg right, darken the leg using quick, short, curved strokes for the wool. Draw the split hoof at the bottom and make the base of the leg thicker than the bottom. Draw the visible portion of the sheep's leg on the other side using the same technique.



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Step 13: Draw the rest of the sheep's body by using the remaining lines as guides. Follow the basic path of the guide lines and draw the wool using quick, short, curved strokes for a fluffy texture. Draw the wool farther away from the guide lines for a sheep with a thick fleece coat. The farther away from the guide lines you draw the wool, the thicker the coat will be. Draw the wool far away from the guide lines while still maintaining the shape for a big ball of fluff!



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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 the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Also re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.



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Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your sheep 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. Use small, arching, curved strokes when adding the shadows to give the wool a fluffy texture. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value.

Draw a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the sheep so it doesn't appear to be floating.

You can add more value throughout your sheep drawing for extra detail. You can add darker value to the wool too for a black sheep. It's always a good idea to use reference for accuracy, and remember to PAUSE the "How to Draw a Sheep" video any time you need help.

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