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Step 15: Draw the rest of the head using the remaining lines as guides. Use quick, short strokes as you follow the basic path of the entire head shape for a hairy look.
Step 16: Use the lines on the right as guides to draw the chimpanzee's arms. Lightly sketch the shape of the arm and hand as you follow the path of the line. When you get the structure right, darken the lines using quick, short strokes for the hair. Use the oval at the bottom as a guide to draw the hand. Chimps walk on their knuckles, so draw the bent finger using curved lines. Draw some lines in the hands for detail. Draw the arm on the other side by using the other line as a guide. Draw it the same way by lightly sketching the shape first and only darkening the lines when you get the structure right. Draw the hand by using the oval as a guide. Draw the thumb near the top and curved lines for the folded fingers at the bottom.
Step 17: Now use the lines on the left as guides to draw the chimpanzee's legs and feet using the same technique. Follow the basic path of the guide line as you lightly sketch the shape of the leg. Use quick, short strokes as you darken the shape of the leg for a hairy look. Bend the shape near the middle to create the knee. Use the oval at the end of the line to draw the foot and toes. Use the same technique to draw the other leg. The chimp is stepping forward, so this leg is stretched out, and the knee isn't as pronounced. Draw the opposable toe and the toes at the tip.
Step 18: Use the remaining lines as guides to draw the rest of the chimpanzee's body.
Step 19 (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. Re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your chimpanzee 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 chimp so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your chimpanzee drawing for extra detail. Add the value by using strokes that go in the general direction of the chimpanzee'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. Remember to pause the "How to Draw a Chimpanzee" video to draw at your own pace.
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