Step 15: Use the remaining shapes and lines as guides to draw the rest of the stork's body. Simply darken the outer edges of the initial guides to create the shape of the body. Draw a series of thin, curved lines along the square-like guide on the left to create the feathers on the tail. Don't overlap the folded wing as you draw the tail. Use short, curved lines on the underside of the body for more feathers.
Step 16: 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. Don't ink the initial guide lines, only the final drawing. After inking, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser for a cleaner drawing of a white stork.
Final Step: Color your stork drawing! Lightly use orange as the base color for the beak and legs. To color lightly, push down very lightly on your pencil, then later push down harder for a darker shade. Then add different shades of orange to the beak and legs. Use yellow and yellow-orange for highlights and red orange and brown for shadows. Slowly add the different colors together and gradually push harder on your colored pencils to blend them together. For a simpler drawing, color the beak and legs a single orange color and don't worry about adding shadows and highlights.
Slowly add black to the lower half of the wing. Use brown along the top part of the wing to create individual feathers. Use brown for the eye too but don't overlap the tiny highlight circle inside. Now use gray to create shadows on the white feathers. Shadows will give the figure more dimension and volume. Pick the light source so that the shadows are consistent throughout the body. Here the light source is coming from the top, so most of the shadows will be on the bottom of the shapes. Make the shadows dark near the bottom and gradually lighter toward the top. Use strokes that go in the general direction of the feathers as you add the shadows. At the bottom, draw a shadow using gray and a bit of blue or purple. The shadow will ground the stork so that it doesn't appear to be floating.
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