Step 15: Use the initial line as a guide to draw the squirrel's bushy tail by again using quick, short strokes. Follow the curve of the line to draw the strokes accordingly.
Step 16 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all the guides. It's okay to leave some behind.
Final Step (optional): You can add some shading to give your squirrel drawing more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the light shadows are consistent with it. Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the squirrel so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your squirrel drawing for extra detail. Draw using strokes that go in the general direction of the 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.
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