Step 25: Darken the big U-shaped line on the left to create the minotaur's leg. Make the shape wavier. Add a couple of curved lines within the shape to emphasize the leg's muscle structure.
Step 26: Darken the shape on the lower, left side using quick, short strokes to create the lower part of the leg. Split the shape at the bottom for the minotaur's hoof. Add a fuzzy line above the split for the top part of the hoof.
Step 27: Darken the U-shaped line on the right for the other leg. Make the shape wavier for the muscles. Add a few more curved and choppy lines within the shape to further define the minotaur's muscle structure.
Step 28: Follow the path of the guides on the right and darken the edges to finish the shape of that leg. The minotaur's leg bends back in the middle. Use quick, short strokes to represent a furry texture. Add a furry line near the bottom to divide the top of the hoof. Split the hoof at the bottom with a short vertical line.
Step 29: 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: Add some shading to your minotaur drawing to give it more dimension and volume. Use a dark value around the eyes to make them stand out. 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 a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the minotaur so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add even more value throughout your minotaur drawing for extra detail. Minotaurs are mythical creatures, so you can shade yours however you'd like. You can even color it! For a simpler drawing like this one, just add a medium value all over the body. As you add the value, make your shadows darker too. Don't worry about shading too smoothly. The rough value gives the body a furry texture. Shading can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Continue adding the medium value until the minotaur's entire body is covered. Don't forget to pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace.
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