Page 4 of 4
Step 15 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Also re-draw any final sketch lines you may have erased.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to give your pelican drawing 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. It's a good idea to use reference to be as accurate as possible.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the pelican so it doesn't appear to be floating. You can add more shading throughout your pelican drawing for extra detail.
Thanks for watching! Subscribe to the How2DrawAnimals YouTube Channel for a new tutorial every Tuesday.
To learn how to draw popular cartoon characters, visit EasyDrawingTutorials.com.