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Step 15: Draw the shape of the other front leg around the guide on the far right side. Only part of this leg will be visible. Draw the square-like hoof at the bottom and part of the wider furry top part. Draw the visible portion of the mountain goat's other hind leg around the last angled line under the body on the left side. A big part of this leg is behind the first hind leg, so only draw the lower half and the blocky hoof at the bottom.

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Step 16: Use the remaining lines and shapes as guides to draw the rest of the mountain goat's body. Draw a series of short strokes along the outer edges of the guides to create the woolly texture of the body. Use longer strokes along the underside of the body. The longer the strokes, the longer the wool. Darken the line on the left for the goat's tail. Add strokes along the bottom to make the shape thicker.

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Step 17: For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. 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 White Rocky Moutain Goat

Final Step: Add some shading to your mountain goat drawing. Use a dark value for the horns but leave a thin strip blank for shine. Use a dark value for the ears and nose. Use a light value all over the body to create shadows on the white wool. 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. For a more detailed guide on how to shade, check out this tutorial: How to shade.

Separate each individual stroke a bit so that the white of the paper comes through and creates more texture. Use strokes that go in the general direction of the fur, which is vertical. Darken the shadows a bit. Shade lightly at first, and then gradually build up to darker values. Use a dark value for the hooves. It's a good idea to use reference as you draw for an accurate depiction of a mountain goat. Shading can be time-consuming so be patient and take breaks. Add a cast shadow underneath to ground the goat. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.

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