Draw Hyena 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 erased.

Draw Hyena Last

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

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

You can add more value throughout your hyena drawing for extra detail. It's a good idea to use reference for accuracy when shading the hyena's coat. This is a spotted hyena, so draw different-sized spots all over the body. Don't overthink it when adding the spots. Just draw blobs of a darker value randomly throughout the hyena's body. Remember to pause the "How to Draw a Hyena" video any time you need help.

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