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Step 6: On the right side of the body, draw a big arc similar to the letter U on its side as a guide for the platypus' tail.
Step 7: Draw a couple of lines that connect the platypus' head and body to form the neck.
That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.
Step 8: Draw the eye on the upper left side of the head. Draw the platypus' eye as small circle and shade it in except for a tiny circle to represent glare. Use quick, short strokes to represent fur around it. Extend the fur toward the right to indicate where the platypus' ear is.
Step 9: Use the two arcs as guides to draw the top part of the platypus' bill. First draw an arc on the front that goes up on the face about as high as the eye. Then connect that arc to the long, front part of the mouth to form the top part of the bill. Draw a couple of small lines at the top for the platypus' nostrils.