Step 15: Draw in the rest of the dog's body with quick, short strokes using the initial lines as guides.
Step 16 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial lines. Don't worry about erasing all of them. It's okay to leave some behind.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to give your labrador retriever 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. Labrador retrievers can be white, but you can add more value throughout the body for further detail. Just add value using quick, short strokes throughout the body to represent fur and the folds of the skin. It's a good idea to use reference when drawing to be as accurate as possible. Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the dog so it doesn't appear to be floating.
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