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Step 15: Use the lines on the left as guides to draw the tasmanian devil's first front leg. Lightly sketch the shape of the leg as you follow the path of the line. When you get the structure of the leg right, darken the lines. Draw the digits in front using a few curved lines. Add the claws on the tips of the digits. Draw the front foot on the other side using the other line as a guide. Sketch the shape lightly at first as you follow the path of the line. Then darken the foot when you have the right structure. Draw the digits and claws at the end of the tasmanian devil's foot.
Step 16: Use the lines on the right as guides to draw the hind legs using the same technique. Remember to sketch lightly at first to get the structure of the leg right. The top part of the leg is a bit thicker at the top than the front legs. Use quick, short strokes as you draw for the fur. The hind feet are also a bit longer than the front feet. Most of the hind leg on the other side is behind the first leg, so only draw the visible part of the foot.
Step 17: Use the remaining lines as guides to draw the tasmanian devil's body and tail. Use quick, short strokes on the underside of the body to represent the furry texture.
Step 18 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the lines. 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 tasmanian devil 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. Don't worry too much about the shading if you're going to add more value to your drawing later.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the tasmanian devil so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your tasmanian devil drawing for extra detail. The fur of tasmanian devils is pretty dark, so press down on your pencil as you add more value. Tasmanian devils have a portion of white fur on their chests, so leave the area under the head blank. Add the value using strokes that go in the general direction of the fur. Adding the darker value can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Tasmanian devils also have a small patch of white fur on their rump at the base of the tail, so add a lighter value there. When learning how to draw animals, it's a good idea to use reference for a more accurate drawing. And don't forget to pause the "How to Draw a Tasmanian Devil" video to draw at your own pace.
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