Step 15: Use the remaining lines as guides to draw the rest of the monkey's body.
Step 16: Thicken up the initial spiral to create the monkey's long tail. Simply go around the line, making it thicker, and darken it when you have the shape right.
Step 17 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of them. It's okay to leave some behind. Also re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your monkey drawing to give it more dimension and volume. 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.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the monkey so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your monkey drawing for extra detail. It's a good idea to use reference to be as accurate as possible. Remember to PAUSE the video any time you need help along the way.
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