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Step 15: Use the initial line as a guide to draw the kangaroo's big, powerful hind legs. Remember to draw the first leg lightly at first, then darken it when you have the structure right. Make the top of the leg thicker and draw it high up on the lower body. Use quick, short strokes as the leg curves for fur. Draw the lower part of the leg thinner and smoother. Draw the toes at the bottom along with a long claw. Draw the leg on the other side using the same technique. Draw the top part thicker and the bottom thinner and longer. Draw the kangaroo's toes and claws at the end.
Step 16: Darken the remaining lines to form the rest of the kangaroo's body. Draw a small line near the abdomen to represent the pouch and don't forget to darken the kangaroo's big tail too.
Step 17 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of them. It's okay to leave some behind. Also re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your kangaroo drawing to give it more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the kangaroo so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your drawing for extra detail. Remember to PAUSE the video any time you need help along the way.
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