Step 25: Use the remaining lines and shapes as guides to draw the rest of the deer's body. Simply darken the outer edges of the initial guides to create the shape of the body. As you darken the lines, don't overlap the legs that are on this side of the body.
Step 26: Go over the final sketch lines with a pen, marker or any other type of permanent ink. Take your time and be careful when you ink to avoid any accidents. After the ink dries, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser for a cleaner drawing.
Final Step: Color your deer drawing! Use brown as the base for the entire body. Add the color lightly at first and slowly build up to the level of brown that you like. Lightly blend in some dark brown. Leave the area around the eyes, the muzzle, the ears and the underside blank. Slowly build up the color of the deer's coat using different shades of brown, yellow and even red blended together.
This process can be slow, so be patient and take breaks. Use a bit of light yellow on the antlers and face. Use darker brown on the nose and eyes. Leave a strip on the nose blank for highlight. Use dark brown to add some shadows and to emphasize the shapes of the deer's body. Gradually push harder on the colors to blend them in. Keep adding different shades of brown.
It's always a good idea to use reference as you draw for a more accurate depiction of a deer. Use more dark brown throughout the body for shadows to give the figure more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source so that all the shadows are consistent with it. Use a bit of gray under the body for a cast shadow. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.
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