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Step 6: Draw a series of lines that connect the major shapes to form the ocelot's body. Draw a short line on the right side for the tail.
Step 7: Draw four lines under the body (two below each big circle) as guides for the ocelot's legs. Bend the lines to indicate where the joints and feet will be.
That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.
Step 8: Lightly sketch the eyes inside the ocelot's head using the lines as guides for placement. Darken the outline for the eyes once you get the placement and shape right. The shape of the eyes should be similar to little footballs. Draw a circle inside each eye for the actual eyeball. Draw a small slit inside each eye for the narrow pupils. Shade the eyeball except for a tiny circle to represent glare. Shade the eyeballs using a value that's lighter than the pupils. Also shade the portion of the eyes outside the eyeballs. Use a value that's almost as dark as the pupils for the rest of the eye.
Step 9: Draw the ocelot's nose inside the muzzle by first lightly sketching a rectangle-like shape. Darken the sides of the shape to create the nostrils. Add the bottom part too. Use quick, short strokes at the top of the nose to indicate the furry texture.