Draw Hare Jackrabbit 15

Step 15 (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. Re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.

Draw Hare Jackrabbit Final

Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your 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. Add the value lightly at first, then gradually build up to the level of darkness that you want. Keep in mind the contours of the shapes as you add the value. You can add the value to different sections of the body at a time to break up the shading process.

Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps emphasize the jump of the hare. The farther down the shadow is, the higher the jump of the hare will seem.

You can add more value throughout your drawing for extra detail. You can also skip this step altogether if you want a white or albino hare. Hares are a brown, grayish color without any pattern on their coat, so shade most of their body evenly. There is some variation in value on certain sections. For example, it's lighter around the eyes and darker on the tips of the ears.

Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. Adding the value can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Add the value by using strokes that go in the general direction of the fur. Don't worry about shading too smoothly. The rough value gives the coat a furry texture. Don't forget to pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace.

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