Step 20: Use the last line under the body as a guide to draw the other hind leg the same way. This leg should bend farther forward than the other hind leg. The top part of this leg will be behind the Bengal's body and other leg, so don't worry about drawing it.
Step 21: Use the remaining lines and shapes as guides to draw the rest of the cat's body. Simply darken the outer edges of the initial guides to create the shape of the body. Bengal cats' backs dip down a bit, so make sure you curve the line at the top. Use quick, short strokes along the underside and back portion of the body for the fur.
Step 22: Use the curved line on the top, right side as a guide to draw the Bengal cat's tail. Follow the path of the guide as you draw the shape of the tail around it. Use short strokes along the path to create a fur-like texture.
Step 23: 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 Bengal cat drawing to give it the distinctive Bengal coat pattern. Using a dark value, add some thin stripes on the forehead and on the cheeks. You can also skip this step entirely if you simply want a plain white cat. Continue drawing the thin stripes along the body using a dark value. The stripes near the middle of the body come together to form oval-like rosettes. The feet are covered in smaller spots.
As you draw the rosettes, use strokes that go in the general direction of the fur. The rosettes shouldn't be perfect; use distorted shapes. Add a few small spots inside them too. Gradually turn the rosettes into thick stripes toward the Bengal's tail and into spots toward the feet. Now use a medium value to shade the inside section of the rosettes. If your values are too similar, go back and darken the outside section of the rosettes.
Now use a light value on the rest of the Bengal cat's body. Leave the muzzle, chest and section around the eyes blank. You should use a dark value for the rosettes, a medium value for the inside of the rosettes and a light value for the body. Shading can be very time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks.
Add a few shadows throughout the cat's body to give the cat more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. 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 cat so it doesn't appear to be floating.
If you have a pet Bengal or a similar cat breed, try to duplicate its coat pattern on your drawing. Add some whiskers to the muzzle. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.
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