Step 15: Use the line on the side as a guide to draw the ostrich's tail. Simply draw a fluffy arc under it.
Step 16 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Also re-draw any of the final lines you accidentally erase.
Final Step (optional): You can add some shading to give your ostrich drawing more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the ostrich so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your ostrich drawing for extra detail. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. It's a good idea to use reference to be as accurate as possible. Remember to PAUSE the video to go at your own pace.
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