Draw Serval 15

Step 15: Use the remaining lines as guides to draw the rest of the body and tail. Follow the guides as you darken the lines. Add a few quick, short strokes near the bottom for a furry texture. Follow the path of the guide on the left to draw the tail. Servals have short tails relative to their bodies.


Draw Serval 16

Step 16 (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 Serval Last

Final Step (optional): Something's missing. The spots! Add the serval's distinct pattern all over the body. Darken the nose and add some lines above and below the eyes. Draw different-sized dots all over the head. The spots closes to the center should be smaller. The pattern along the neck and back consists of thick lines. They're basically spots that have blended together to form lines. The pattern below the thick lines is just spots that are more or less round but not perfect. Adding the pattern can be very time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. At the tail the spots once again come together to form stripes. To create the spots, simply draw a circle-like shape, then shade it in using a dark circle. The spots get even smaller the closer they are to the feet and underside of the body. Cover the entire body with spots. You can draw different sections of the body at a time to make the process less overwhelming.

You can add more value throughout your serval drawing for extra detail. The rest of the coat is basically a single color, so just add a value that's lighter than the spots to the rest of the body. Continue adding the value using smooth strokes until the entire body is covered.

Add more shading to your serval drawing to give it more dimension and volume. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get a darker tone than the coat but a lighter tone than the spots. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Keep adding the shadows to your drawing until you're happy with the result.

Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the serval so it doesn't appear to be floating. Remember to pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace.

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