RABBIT

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1 I begin this drawing on tracing paper. This surface has a smooth grain to it, so it doesn’t “catch” too much of the graphite, which helps the strokes appear soft and light in value. To start, I draw three overlapping ovals to mark the bunny’s head, body, and hindquarters. Then I draw crossed guidelines over the head, with each line following the curve of the face.

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2 Now I refine the outline of the full body, based on the initial shapes. I also add the ears, legs, and paws. And I place the eyes and nose on the face according to the guidelines. ...

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