Step 25: Use the last angled line under the black panther's body as a guide to draw the other hind leg. Follow the path of the guide and draw the shape of the leg around it. The top part should be thicker than the bottom. Add the claws at the tip of the foot. Only a couple of claws should be visible from this angle.
Step 26: Use the remaining lines as guides to draw the rest of the body. Darken the outer edges of the initial guide lines to create the shape of the body. If you made your initial guides too thin or wide, now is the time to correct them to give your panther the proper body shape. If you'd like, you can add a few quick, short strokes within the body for more muscle definition. Add a curved line to the right of the head, close to the top of the body, for the front leg's shoulder blade.
Step 27: Use the long, curved line on the right as a guide to draw the black panther's tail. Follow the path of the guide as you draw the shape of the tail around it. Don't make the tail too thick!
Stepb28: For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step: Black panthers are black! So shade your entire drawing with your pencil. Shading the panther will be a very long process, so be patient and take breaks. Press down firmly with your pencil to achieve a rich black value. Or you can use a black color pencil too! Black panthers have shiny coats, so leave a few sections blank to represent the sheen on the fur. The shiny sections should be located where the source light would be hitting the body, so mainly at the top.
Use reference to figure out the shiny parts of the black panther's coat or pause the video as you shade to get it right. Try to not vary the pressure on your pencil when applying the dark value. Use an even dark tone throughout the body (except for the shiny parts).
Fill in the blank sections using a medium value so that the shiny sections don't stand out so much. Now do the same thing to the rest of the body. Add the dark value first but leave the sheen blank. Then go back and add a medium value to the sheen.
The difficult part is figuring out where the shiny parts are. The rest is just time-consuming because of the amount of value there is to add. Once you get the sheen right, add a medium value to it so that the value separation isn't too extreme. Try to use smooth strokes. Don't blend or smooth out the graphite with your fingers. It can ruin the drawing. If you want your graphite to be smoother, use a cotton swab over it instead.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the black panther so it doesn't appear to be floating.