Step 11: Darken the outer edges of the guides in the middle to create the shape of the body. Make the top of the body a bit more angular than the initial guides. At the bottom, don't overlap the shape of the front leg. On the top, left side of the body, draw a short, curved line for the top visible section of the other hind leg.
Step 12: Go over the final sketch lines with a pen, marker or any other type of permanent ink. Take your time and be careful when you ink to avoid any accidents. After inking, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser for a cleaner drawing of a bumblebee.
Final Step: Add a series of stripes and spots all over the body for the pattern on the skin. You can use a different pattern for your drawing if you want a different type of poison dart frog. Now color your drawing! Color lightly at first and gradually build up to darker colors. Use a mixture of shades of orange for the top part of the body. Use colors like yellow-orange, orange, red-orange, red and brown and blend them all together. Leave a few sections blank at the top for highlights. For the bottom half of the body, use different shades of orange like dark blue, regular blue, sky blue and even purple. Use light shades of blue for highlights and darker shades for shadows. Color the eye using different shades of brown. It's a good idea to use reference as you draw for a more accurate depiction of a poison dart frog. At the bottom, add a shadow using gray. This will help to ground the frog so that it doesn't appear to be floating.
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