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Step 20: Use the remaining shapes on the left as guides to draw the rest of the tarsier's body. Draw a series of short strokes along the left edge of the guides to create the furry back. Draw the base of the primate's tail at the bottom using two curved lines. If you have space on your paper, you can make the tail longer.

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Step 21: Darken the long, sloping lines on the right for the tree branch. Don't overlap the tarsier's limbs as you darken the lines. Remember that the branch doesn't have to be perfectly straight.

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Step 22: For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guides. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines you may have accidentally erased.

How to Draw a Philippine Tariser

Final Step: Add some shading to your tarsier drawing for extra detail. Shade using a series of short strokes all over the body to simulate the dense fur. Use strokes that go in the general direction of the fur. On the head, the strokes should radiate outward from the nose. Use a medium value for the most part. Use a darker value to create shadows. For a more detailed guide on how to shade, check out this tutorial: How to shade.

Use a dark value around the edges of the eyes and a medium to light value in the middle. Don't overlap the highlights. Add the value very lightly at first, and then gradually build up to a darker value. For the tarsier's fur, separate each individual stroke a bit so that the white of the paper comes through. Use a lighter value on the lower half of the head and on the nose.

Continue to add value to the tarsier's body the same way. Shading can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Add shadows using a darker value to give the figure more dimension and volume. Notice how the direction of the strokes changes to contour to the shape of the body. It's a good idea to use reference as you draw for an accurate depiction of a tarsier. Use a light value to shade the tree branch. Don't forget to pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace.

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