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Step 15: Now learn how to draw the wolverine's thick, bushy tail. Use the line on the right as a guide to draw it. Use quick, short strokes as you go around the basic path of the line.
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 guides. 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 wolverine 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 wolverine so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your wolverine drawing for extra detail. Add the value by using strokes that go in the general direction of the wolverine's fur. Use long strokes as you add the value throughout the wolverine's body to represent the shaggy winter coat. Wolverines have a lighter portion of fur across their body from the shoulder to the rump. Use a lighter value in this area. It's always a good idea to use reference for accuracy. Don't forget to pause the "How to Draw a Wolverine" video to draw at your own pace.
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