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Drawing the Llama.
1. Look closely at a photo of a llama or a real one if you get the chance.
2. Think long ears, long face, long neck........THINK THIRDS
3. Make little marks at the side of the paper to divide the paper in thirds.
4. Sketch ears lightly (banana ears), then make them "a little furry".
5. Sketch "bangs".
6. Add hair on head.
7. Sketch rectangular sides of face.
8. Add chin.
9. Big tear drop ears to edge of face. Draw oval white spot near edges of eyes.
10. Add eyelashes.
11. Sketch a "3" shape for muzzle.
12. Darken the mouth area.
13. Add a semi-circle chin (quite wide).
14. Sketch a flattened 3 shape for nostrils.
15. Darken nostrils.
16. Extend nose.
17. Sketch in neck noticing where it begins and sketch right off the page.
Chalk Pastel on the Llama
1. Trace the mouth, nose, chin and eyes with black sharpie. Colour in the eyes with the sharpie but leave the white spot.
2. Colour the llama with pastel using yellow, orange, brown and black. (if you have other shades of these colours all the better). Keep the face light but vary the muzzle area.
3. Blend when needed using tissue.
4. With black pastel add texture and fur to highlight different areas.
5. Retrace the areas that were done in sharpie with sharpie again.
Use bright colours-red, blue, green, yellow, purple and can use black and white as well.
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