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Step 15: Draw the fox's body by going over the initial sketch lines using quick, short strokes for the fur.
Step 16: Draw the fox's fluffy tail by going around the guide line.
Step 17 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the lines. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final lines that you accidentally erase.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to give your fox drawing 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.
You can add more value throughout your fox drawing for extra detail. Add the value in the direction that the fur grows for a better-looking finish. It's a good idea to use reference to be as accurate as possible. Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the fox so it doesn't appear to be floating.
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