Step 10: Now use the other line as a guide to draw the gecko's hind leg. The other hind leg will be hidden on the other side of the body, so there's no need to draw it. Follow the path of the line as you lightly sketch the structure of the foot. When you have the shape right, darken it. Have the top right lines overlap to bring the leg forward. Add the pointy toes at the bottom.
Step 11: Draw the rest of the gecko's body by using the remaining lines as guides. Darken the lines and make them curvier for a more organic feel.
Step 12: Use the curved line on the right as a guide to draw the gecko's tail. Follow the path of the line as you lightly sketch the shape of the tail. The base of the tail ends at a point. When you darken the shape of the tail, use small, curved, overlapping lines to represent the rough ridges on the gecko's tail.
Step 13 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. 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 gecko 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 gecko so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your gecko drawing for extra detail. Shade the entire body evenly to give the skin a solid value. To make this leopard gecko, you have to add spots all over the body! Add the different-sized and different-shaped spots all over the body. Don't overthink it. Just have fun and add them randomly. If you want more accuracy when adding the spots, use reference. Or if you have a pet gecko, imitate its spots on your drawing. Adding the spots can be very time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks as you draw them. Geckos have bumpy skin. To indicate this rough texture, add squiggly lines randomly all over the leopard gecko's body. Don't forget to pause the "How to Draw a Gecko" video when you need to so that you can follow at your own pace.
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