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Draw a Cat - How to Draw a Cat in Graphite Pencil

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Shading - Begin Shading
Beginning shading.
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The next step is to begin shading the drawing. Start shading the darkest areas first. Take your time when working towards detailed areas. The scan of this drawing has emphasized the pencil marks. For this style of drawing, your aim is to minimize the pencil marks, and work patiently and smoothly thorough flat areas.

Remember that you aren't drawing lines to show detail, but shading AREAS of light or dark tone in the same place that they are on the photograph.

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