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Step 15: Draw the rest of the gazelle's head using the shapes as guides. Use quick, short strokes when adding the jaw line at the bottom.
Step 16: Using the lines as guides, draw the gazelle's front legs. Draw lightly at first to get the structure right. When you're happy with what you have, go ahead and darken it. The legs are very skinny, but they're a bit thicker at the base. Draw the small square-like hoof at the bottom and draw a line inside of it that splits it in two. Use the line next to it to draw the front leg on the other side. Sketch out the leg lightly at first and add the hoof at the bottom.
Step 17: Now use the other lines as guides to draw the gazelle's hind legs. Remember to sketch lightly at first as you follow the guide line. Darken the line only when you have the structure right. The base of the hind leg is a lot thicker than the front leg. The hind leg also bends forward at the joint. Add the split hoof at the bottom as you darken the leg. Draw the hind leg on the other side using the same technique. Be sure to bend the leg forward at the joint and add the split hoof at the bottom.
Step 18: Draw the rest of the gazelle's body by using the lines as guides. Add a few bumps and curves along the way for a more organic feeling. Draw the gazelle's tail on the left side by using quick, short strokes to represent fur.
Step 19 (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 gazelle 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 gazelle so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your drawing for extra detail. Add the distinctive black stripe on the side to make this a Thompson's gazelle. You can give the coat a single value for a Rhim gazelle. It's a good idea to use reference to be as accurate as possible when drawing the coat pattern. Pause the video to use this drawing for reference and at any other time you need help.
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