Step 6: Draw two curved lines inside the body (under the top body circle" as a guide for the meerkat's front legs.
Step 7: Draw two angular lines under the body as guides for the meerkat's hind legs and a curved line on the right for the tail.
That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.
Step 8: Lightly sketch the eyes inside the meerkat's head using the lines as guides for placement. The shape of the eyes is similar to little footballs. Darken the lines when you get the shapes right. Add a small dot inside each eye for the pupils. Add a couple of lines inside the shapes for the actual eyeball and draw a tiny circle in each to represent glare. Shade the eyes except for the tiny glare circle. Use a value that's lighter than the pupils. Add a few lines around the eyes for extra detail. Use quick, short strokes above the eyes to represent fur.
Step 9: Draw the nose inside the meerkat's muzzle by first lightly sketching an oval. Darken the shape of the oval and use quick, short strokes at the top for a furry texture. Draw two slits inside the shape of the nose for the meerkat's nostrils.