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Step 15 (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 that you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your guinea pig 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 guinea pig so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your drawing for extra detail. Add the value by using strokes that go in the general direction of the guinea pig's fur. Try to shade evenly as you add value for a smooth, even look instead of a rough, gritty texture. It's always a good idea to use reference for accuracy. Guinea pigs have a variety of patterns on their coats, so feel free to add any markings you like to your drawing. If you have a pet guinea pig, try to duplicate its coat pattern on your drawing. Don't forget to pause the "How to Draw a Guinea Pig" video to draw at your own pace.
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