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Step 15: Draw the bobcat's hind legs using the initial lines as guides. Draw lightly at first. When you're happy with what you have, darken your lines. Use quick, short strokes to represent fur. Make the leg thicker on top and draw a few lines on the bottom for the toes. Draw the leg on the other side the same way. Make sure you draw lightly at first, then darken the line.
Step 16: Draw the bobcat's front legs using the same technique. Draw lightly initially, make the leg thicker on top and don't forget to draw the toes. Finish up the last leg the same way you drew the rest.
Step 17: Use the rest of the lines as guides to complete the bobcat's body. Draw the bottom part using quick, short strokes for that shaggy part of the cat's coat.
Step 18: Using the short, curved line, draw the bobcat's stubby tail.
Step 19 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all the guide lines. It's okay to leave some behind. Also re-draw any final lines that you accidentally erased.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to give your bobcat drawing more dimension and volume. 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.
Also add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the cat so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your bobcat drawing for extra detail. Use strokes that have the same direction that the bobcat's fur is supposed to have and give the coat a nice even value. Then draw darker spots randomly throughout the body for the camouflaged pattern of the coat. Remember to PAUSE the video or use reference to be more accurate when drawing the pattern of the bobcat's coat. Draw smaller spots and lines on the head and then add an even value to the rest of it.
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