Now, really look at those details!
As you draw those tapirs, you notice that each toe has a different shape and that the front legs have more toes. You’ll notice the shape of the secretary bird’s eyelids and the way the skim folds on the face. These small details can really push your creature design into the realm of believability.
Here, I switch to my graphite pencil and draw over my blue lines. This enables me to indicate the details and forms I want to show. Note things like battle damage, markings and folds of the skin. All of these factors can help sell the design.