Step 15: Use the remaining lines as guides to draw the rest of the coyote's body.
Step 16: Use the line on the left as a guide to draw the coyote's tail. Make the tail bigger and fluffier. Use quick, short strokes to represent a furry texture.
Step 17 (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.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your coyote 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. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the coyote so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your coyote drawing for more detail. Coyotes' coats are gray-brown without much of a pattern, so use a single value for the entire body. Don't worry about shading too smoothly. The rough value creates a furry texture. Add the value by using strokes that go in the general direction of the fur. Continue adding strokes until the entire body is covered. Shading can be quite time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. It's always a good idea to use reference for a more accurate drawing. Remember to pause the "How to Draw a Coyote" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
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