Step 15 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. 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 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. Try to add the value evenly as you shade for a smoother finish.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the komodo dragon so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your komodo dragon drawing for extra detail. If you'd like, you can draw squiggly lines randomly all over the body to indicate the rough, scaly skin. Don't overthink it. Just draw the squiggly lines all over the komodo dragon's body as you add the value. It's always a good idea to use reference for accuracy. And don't forget to pause the "How to Draw a Komodo Dragon" video to draw at your own pace.
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