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Learn how to draw with the drawing lessons in this Howcast video series.
You Will Need
- An animal photo
- A graphite pencil
- An eraser
Draw basic form
Study your animal photo. Break the form into circles, triangles, rectangles, and oval shapes, establishing accurate proportions.
Round and contour form
Round the animal’s outline and define contour details by observing photo details.
Add features such as eyes, ears, mouths, hooves, fur, and tails. Let your photo guide you in feature placement and in sketching the finer points of each.
Erase your original shape guidelines.
Add shading to create realism and depth to your drawing. Now you have the basic skills to draw anything from a gerbil to a giraffe.