Look at those details
Next, I begin to define certain details and shapes, always being careful to look at my reference. Here I’ll begin to look at the tapir for the bulk of the body and the feet. The spiny tailed lizard helps with the tail, head and texture of the creature. I also look to the secretary bird for ideas about feather placement, eye placement and eventually colour.
It’s good to add and take away. Now is the time to experiment with shapes and features. When I draw in a new body feature, I’m careful to start with a lighter touch. As I build up my creature, I push down harder on my lead.