Draw Squid 15

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. The guides' multiple lines make that hard to do, so it's okay to leave some behind. Also re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.

Draw a Squid

Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your squid 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. Shading the squid's overlapping arms and tentacles can be a little tricky, so take your time and be patient. To avoid confusion, follow each individual arm closely and finish shading before moving to another.

You can add more value throughout your drawing for extra detail. Squid are pretty slick, so add the value evenly for a smooth feel instead of a rough texture. It's always a good idea to use reference for a more accurate drawing. Don't forget to pause the "How to Draw a Squid" video to draw at your own pace.

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