Description: Now you want to start gradually developing the mouse's features. Start at the top of the head an work your way downwards, The H pencil will work best for this. take note of my line directions for the fur.
Description: Now roughly shade in the dark values of the mouse's head. Keep the flow of the fur in mind when doing this. Again, using a B or 2B pencil to shade and then blending with a blending stump gets the job done.
Description: I like to start my detailing from the eyes and work my way outwards. I use mainly my B and 3B pencils for the eyes since they are pretty dark. If you have a mechanical pencil that has lead that is softer than HB (B, 2B, etc), use it.
Description: Now shade and detail the ears. You should only need the H pencil for this although an HB pencil may work also. Do not rely on the blending stump here, try to add natural texture to your shading by hatching and cross-hatching. Notice the fur development. Again the H should be good enough for adding fur.
Description: Now work on the background for the last time. I used a 4B pencil to get it this dark. Also work on the mouse's outline by trying to give it that fuzzy look. Make sure you define the whiskers as well.
Description: Now finish up the drawing by defining the near-side whiskers and defining the mouse's "chin" a bit more. Also take this to try and balance out your shading hear and there. The only pencil that you really need for this last step is the H pencil. I hope you all enjoyed or at least learned something new from this tutorial!
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