Step 6: Draw a couple of lines that connect the two circles to complete the guide for the jerboa's body.
Step 7: Draw two long lines under the body as guides for the legs. Jerboas have very long legs. Pay attention to their length in relation to the rest of the body. Bend the lines at the top a bit to indicate where the joints will be.
Step 8: Under the head, draw a short, angled line as a guide for the front limb. Starting on the lower, left side of the body, draw a long, curved line as a guide for the tail. Jerboas use their tail as a prop when standing, so make this guide long.
That's it for the guides! From this point on, press harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing.
Step 9: Lightly sketch the jerboa's eye inside the head as a small circle. Use the initial lines as guides for placement. When you get the size and position right, darken the shape of the eye. Inside the eye, draw a tiny circle to represent glare. Shade in the eye but leave the tiny glare circle blank.
Make the middle part of the jerboa's eye extra dark for the pupil. You can also leave a thin section near the edges of the eye blank for more glare. Start shading the eye lightly, and then gradually darken it to the level that you're happy with. Add a curved line at the top and bottom of the eye for the eyelids. Draw a series of short strokes around the eye for fur-like texture.