How to Draw a Realistic Cheetah

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Realistic Cheetah in 8 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.

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How to Draw a Realistic Cheetah - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: First, draw a circle for the head followed by an oval with the thinner parts upright.

Step 2: Then you'll draw another larger circle for the middle of the body and a smaller circle to the left of that for the hindquarters.

Step 3: Next erase the intersecting lines of the head and body and draw in the face with lines on top of the head and the cheeks.

Step 4: Then erase the intersecting lines in the body and connect the circles forming the body.

Step 5: Next you'll draw the right front leg and paw, making the chest fuzzy and erasing the intersecting lines.

Step 6: Then draw in the other front leg and paw.

Step 7: Next draw in the back legs and striped, fuzzy tail.

Step 8: Finally, add in the spots all over the body.

Step 9: Your Cheetah is complete! Congratulations!

How to Draw a Realistic Cheetah - Step-by-Step Tutorial

How to Draw a Realistic Cheetah – Step-by-Step Tutorial