Draw Swan 15

Step 15 (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 erase.

Draw Swan Final

Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your 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.

Although I didn't do it here, it's always a good idea to add a cast shadow underneath. It helps ground the subject so it doesn't appear to be floating.

You can add a bit more value to your drawing for extra detail. The top part of a swan's beak is darker than the rest. The feet are very dark too. It's a good idea to use reference to be as accurate as possible.

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