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Step 6: Draw two lines that connect the circle to the head to form the rest of the kitten's body. The top line ends below the ear, and the bottom line curves and meets the vertical line inside the head.
Step 7: Draw three short lines under the kitten's body as guides for the feet and a curved line on top as a guide for the kitty's tail.
That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.
Step 8: Draw the eyes inside the head using the lines as guides for placement. Lightly sketch two small circles. Pay attention to the placement in regards to the kitten's muzzle. Once you get the position and size of the circles right, darken them. Make the ends come to a point for a more eye-like shape. Darken the circles inside the eyes to create the actual eyeball. Draw two tiny circles to represent glare in the kitten's eyes. Draw a small slit in the middle of each eye and shade them in for the pupils. You can also draw circles instead if you want the pupils to be dilated. Shade in the rest of the kitten's eyeball except for the tiny circle that represents glare. When shading the kitty's eye, use a value that's lighter than the pupil. You can also shade the top part of the eyeball darker and gradually shade the bottom part lighter for a rounder feel. Add a few quick, short strokes around the eyes for the fur surrounding the eyes. Shade the outline of the kitten's eyes for extra detail.
Step 9: Draw the nose inside the kitten's muzzle by first lightly drawing a small triangle. Darken the lines for the nose by following the basic path of the triangle. Make the top part of the nose wavier and draw two small indentations on the sides for the nostrils. Draw a couple of lines at the top of the nose and another line inside at the bottom.