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Step 15: Draw the rest of the mammoth's body using the remaining lines as guides. Add longer strokes near the belly at the bottom for longer, shaggier fur. Draw the mammoth's short tail above the hind legs on the left side.
Step 16 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guides. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your mammoth 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. Add the value using strokes that go in the general direction of the mammoth's fur.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the mammoth so it doesn't appear to be floating.
And finally, you can add more value throughout your mammoth drawing for extra detail. Don't worry about adding the value too smoothly. Add the fur using separate individual strokes for a thick, shaggy winter coat. Use shorter strokes for fur on the mammoth's face and trunk. Don't forget to pause the "How to Draw a Mammoth Video" to draw at your own pace.
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