Description: Hey everyone, this is a tutorial tutorial that took me a while to find time to finish but it's finally as done is I can make it right now! This, as with most of my tutorials, is mostly about realistic technique using graphite pencils. My hope is that you should be able to use these techniques with your own drawings. Alright, let's do this!
Description: You can continue developing your background throughout the drawing. You can see a bit of background development during this step. You can also start lightly sketching in details like the cats' stripes now.
Description: This step involved adding darker values to the cats, from right to left. Pay attention to what kind of pencil strokes you are using. You should try to emulate the flow of the fur; it should almost feel as if you are drawing in every little strand of hair.
Description: Keep inching along and drawing in details. make the out lines separating the cats dark but make sure to blend them into the background. You don't want the outlines to be too bold, that would take away from the realism.
Description: Finish up by detailing the left side. I tried to make the light come in from the from the front right so the shadows should be moving to the left of the drawing. make the shadows as dark as possible using 7B-9B pencils.
Description: Two big things took place during this step. Firstly, I smoothed out the background with my darkest pencils. I then took a soft tissue and very lightly blended over the cats. This may take away some of the details that you worked hard on but I find that it helps with the realism in the long run.
Description: Finish up by basically adding in the fur again, only this time with the harder pencils like HB and 2B. Also use a kneadable eraser to ease some of the lighter places around the cats' bodies and faces. So, to get the drawing this far took countless hours but always remember that you become quicker with experience so don't worry too much if your first time trying to draw something takes FOREVER. I really hope that this was helpful and informative. If you would like to request tutorials from me check out my website and let me know what you need. Happy drawing, everyone!
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