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Step 20: Draw stripes! To draw the tiger's stripes, just sketch in a pointy shape and shade it in. The stripes should wrap around the body. Keep in mind the overall body shape. Pause the video or use reference for accuracy in the placement of the stripes. Otherwise, just have fun and draw them where you want!
Step 21 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing them all. The stripes make it hard to do that, so it's okay to leave some behind.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to give your tiger drawing more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the tiger so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your tiger drawing for extra detail. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value.
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