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Step 15 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guides. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. 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 brachiosaurus 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. Don't worry too much about adding the value smoothly. Dinosaurs may have had rough skin.
You can add more value throughout your brachiosaurus drawing for more detail. Nobody knows for sure exactly what dinosaurs looked like, so you can shade yours any way you'd like! You can use stripes, patches or even spots! Certain dinosaurs may have even had feathers. For a simpler drawing, add a single value to the entire body. For a stripe-like pattern, alternate between dark and light values as you shade.
Also add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the dinosaur so it doesn't appear to be floating. Don't forget to pause the "How to Draw a Brachiosaurus" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
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