Draw Goat 15

Step 15: Using the lines as guides, draw the 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 thicker at the base and gradually get thinner toward the bottom. Draw a few bumps and curves along the way to indicate the joints and muscle structure. Draw the small square-like hoof at the bottom and draw a line inside of it that splits it in two. Draw the front leg on the other side by using the first one as a guide. Only draw the front part of the other leg since the back of it is hiding behind the first one.

Draw Goat 16

Step 16: Now use the other line as a guide to draw the 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 backward near the middle. Use curved lines near the middle to represent the joints. Don't forget to add the goat's split hoof at the bottom. Draw the leg on the other side using the same technique. Use the hind leg on this side as a guide and lightly sketch out the leg on the other side before you darken it.

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Step 17: Draw the rest of the goat's body by using the remaining lines as guides. Draw the goat's tail on the right side by using quick, short strokes to represent the coarse hair.

Draw Goat 18

Step 18 (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.

Draw Goat 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.

Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the goat so it doesn't appear to be floating.

You can add more value throughout your drawing for extra detail or stop here for a white goat. Goats have different coat patterns. You can add a single value like this or give your goat patches, speckles or spots!

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