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Step 20: Add a few short, curved lines above the hind leg for the toes of the other hind leg peeking out from behind. Most of this hind leg will be hidden behind the first hind leg, so only draw the small visible portion of the tiger's toes.



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Step 21: Use the remaining lines and shapes as guides to draw the rest of the tiger's body. Simply darken the outer edges of the guides to create the shape of the body. Add some short strokes between the front legs for the furry chest.


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Step 22: Carefully go over the final sketch lines with a pen, marker or any other type of permanent ink. After inking, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser for a cleaner drawing.



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Final Step: Hmm, something's missing... the tiger's stripes! Using your pencil again, draw the stripes all over the body. Draw short stripes above the eyes and on the forehead. The stripes on the cheeks should be a bit longer. Don't draw any stripes above the nose. Use long, thin stripes throughout the rest of the body. Make sure the stripes follow the contour of the body. It is rare, but tigers can be white with no stripes, so you can skip this step if you'd like. The stripes on the legs are curvier. The stripes also don't extend all the way to the feet.

Just like before, carefully go over the tiger's stripes with a pen, marker or any other type of permanent ink. Once again, erase all of the pencil marks using an eraser so that the graphite doesn't muddy the colors in the next step.

Color your tiger drawing! Use orange on the body except for the underside, the chest the cheeks, around the eyes and muzzle. Add color lightly at first and gradually build to the level of darkness that you like. Now use different shades of orange, yellow and brown right on top of each other for the fur. It's not an exact science. Just use orange, yellow-orange, yellow, etc., throughout the body to get a shade that you like for the fur.

Use a bit of dark brown to create shadows and give the figure more dimension and volume. Try not to color over the tiger's stripes too much because the color can make the ink look dull and less vibrant. Coloring can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Use pink for the nose and orange for the eyes. Add some gray to the white parts of the fur to deepen the shadows.

Continue blending shades of orange until the tiger's entire body is covered. Use some black at the bottom for a bit of a cast shadow. As the color starts to build, keep the darker colors closer to the shadows and the lighter colors closer to the highlights. It's always a good idea to use reference as you draw. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.

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