Step 14: Using the line as a guide, draw in the mouse's tail.
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 them. It's okay to leave some behind.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to give your mouse drawing 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.
You can add more value throughout your mouse drawing for extra detail. When shading, use strokes that have the same direction that the mouse's fur is supposed to have. It's a good idea to use reference to be as accurate as possible.
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