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Step 15: Now use the other lines as guides to draw the red panda's hind feet using the same technique. Remember to draw lightly at first as you follow the path of the guide. Only darken when you have the structure right. The top part of the hind legs should be thicker than the front legs. Add the toes at the bottom. Finish up the last leg the same way.
Step 16: Use the remaining lines as guides to draw the rest of the red panda's body and tail. Follow the path of the guide as you lightly sketch the tail and make it wider. Use quick, short strokes near the end of the tail for a fuzzy texture.
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 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 red panda 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. Don't worry too much about the shading if you're also going to add more value to your drawing.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the red panda so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your red panda drawing for extra detail. Shade all over the red panda's face except for the ears and the shapes that you drew earlier. Try to shade evenly as you add value for a smooth, even look instead of a rough, gritty texture. Red pandas have dark legs and feet, so push down harder on your pencil as you shade the legs and feet for a darker value. Add the value by using strokes that go in the general direction of the fur. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. Add the rings around the red panda's tail as bars of a darker value. The tip of the tail should be dark too. It's a good idea to use reference for accuracy on the red panda's coat pattern. Don't forget to pause the "How to Draw a Red Panda" video to draw at your own pace.
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