Step 10: Use the big circular line on the top, right side of the head as a guide to draw the first ear. Draw a series of strokes along the edge of the guide to create the shape of the koala's furry ear. Add longer strokes inside for the furry ear opening. The longer you draw the strokes, the shaggier the fur will be.
Step 11: Use the circular line on the left as a guide to draw the koala's other ear the same way. Draw a series of strokes along the edge of the guide and then add more strokes inside for more fur.
Step 12: Use the main circle as a guide to draw the rest of the head. Draw a series of short strokes along the basic path of the circle to create the head's furry shape. Make the lower, left side wider than the circle. Add some lines under the ear on the right for a bit of the neck. Space out the short strokes along the lower, right edge of the circle for more of the koala's head. Connect the ears using a line that's above the circle and that's made up of short strokes for the top of the head.
Step 13: 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.
Final Step: Add some shading to your koala drawing for extra detail. Shade using a series of strokes all over the head for a furry texture. The strokes should radiate outward from the nose. Use a dark value for the nose but leave a lighter strip at the top for a highlight. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. Shade lightly at first, and then gradually build up to darker values. Use a medium value for the koala's eyes and a dark value around the edges. Don't overlap the highlight circles. For a more detailed guide on how to shade, check out this tutorial: How to shade.
Continue to slowly add more strokes and value all over the head. Use a light value around the nose. As you shade, separate each individual stroke a bit so that the white of the paper comes through. Use a dark value for the koala's nose but a lighter value for the insides of the nostrils. Use a dark value for the insides of the ears and the sides of the chin. Use strokes that go in the direction of the fur. Shading can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks.
Add more strokes all over the koala's head, gradually using darker values with every pass. Use a light value on the chin directly below the nose for a shadow on the white fur. It's a good idea to use reference as you draw for a more accurate depiction of a koala. Don't forget to pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace.
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