You will need
- Paper, paint, pencil, eraser.
Before you start drawing the tail, you should carefully examine the photographs of the depicted animal. This will help you better understand and remember proportions of the body, particularly its structure, characteristic poses, etc. will be very useful at the same time to see the anatomical structure of this part of the body of the animal. Pay attention to the length of the tail, its characteristic color, physical characteristics: how it is flexible, what form it takes depending on the state of the animal etc. it is best practice to paint the tail separately, from different angles and in different States.
To begin to master the drawing of the tail is best with simple, typical images. Try to copy pictures of cats, whose tails are in different positions. The easiest way to portray this part of the body, when the tail is lifted up or pulled back. This is drawn from the sacrum to draw the line necessary length to the desired angle. Then from the end draw another located under a slight slope (which shows the natural contraction of the tail from base to tip). Remember that the junction of the tail with the body has rounded lines.
After you master the image straight tail, you can move on to drawing this part of the body in a bent or twisted condition. This is very important to learn how to draw parallel curvy lines - can be trained to do it. Try to draw the tail of the huskies, squirrels, lemurs in different positions. Feel free to compare the result with the pictures and correct the discrepancies.
The image of the tail was as realistic as possible, you need to draw hair on him. Tails short-haired animal should appear smooth external contours, wool can be represented by using hatching. Furry tails also require enhancing volume. To do this, the outside lines you want to draw frequent sharp notches - this will create the effect of fluffiness. The volume of the tail , using a semi-circular cross-hatching.