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Step 15: Draw the elephant's hind legs using the same technique as before. The right leg is hiding behind the left, so only draw the visible portion.
Step 16: Use the guide line to draw the elephant's tail and draw the brushy part at the end of it.
Step 17: Using the original oval, draw the rest of the elephant's body. Don't draw with straight lines. Make them curve and bend throughout.
Step 18 (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 and re-draw any lines that you accidentally erase.
Final Step (optional): Add shading to give your elephant drawing more volume and dimension. 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 elephant so it doesn't appear to be floating.
Elephants are wrinkly, so draw some extra lines all over it. Elephants are also gray, so you can add value throughout the body for extra detail. It's a good idea to use reference to be as accurate as possible.
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