Step 15: Draw the hind legs using the initial lines. Using quick, short strokes, surround the guide line and give it shape. Draw three small lines at the bottom for the cat's toes. Draw the other leg but only a portion of it because it's on the other side.
Step 16: Draw the tabby cat's front legs using the same technique you used for the hind legs.
Step 17: Draw the body by going over the guide lines using quick, short strokes.
Step 18: For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all the guide lines. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final lines that you accidentally erase.
Final Step (optional): Give your tabby cat drawing more dimension and volume by shading it. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it.
Also add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the cat so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can leave your cat white or add as much extra detail as you want. This cat will be a tabby. For that, draw a lot of stripes and value throughout. Always use quick, short strokes to represent the cat's fur. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. It's a good idea to use reference to be as accurate as possible with the stripe pattern. Or you can just draw the stripes however you like. Draw spots, patches or anything else you want.
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