How to Draw a Realistic Tiger

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

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

Step 1: Let's start by drawing the head first. Draw a hollow fuzzy circle and two semi-circles on the sides on either side.

Step 2: Draw two small triangular ears on both sides on the top of the head.

Step 3: Draw two almond-shaped eyes on the head with dots in each for pupils.

Step 4: Next we draw the snout which is a curved "V" at the bottom of the head. Now we draw a smal triangle for the nose in the middle of the snout. Draw a small "W" beneath the nose for the mouth.

Step 5: Now we draw the whiskers by drawing small curved lines fanning down from both sides of the snout.

Step 6: Now we draw the body by drawing a curved line starting from the left side of the head and curving down at an angle of 45 and then curving again to loop around and make the tail.

Step 7: Next we draw the legs. Draw the hind legs by drawing a vertical curved line towards the back of the body and angle the feet like an "L". Draw tiny toes at the end of the feet. Now we draw the front legs by drawing an "L" shaped left front leg below the head and making a loop at the end for the feet. Make another "L" shaped line connecting the foot to the body. Now we draw the right front foot by drawing a curved line from the right side of the head to the left foot. Draw tiny paws at the end of the line showing the right front paw resting on top of the left paw. Draw a line between the front leg and the hind leg to complete the belly.

Step 8: Draw tiger stripe patterns vertically across the body and horizontally across the legs and the tail. Draw some small patterns on top of the head as well and on the sides of the snout. Make sure to leave the front legs and the space between the eyes by not drawing any patterns there.

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

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