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OLD: How to Draw Big Cats Part 1

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2014 update: This is quiiiiite old and while I wouldn't recommend trying to learn too much from it, it's kinda cool to look at and does point out some subtle differences between the species. Please; go study from photos! This is a very rough, wonky, specific guide!

Keep in mind that this cannot teach you to draw bigs cats! The purpose of this is simply to show the subtle differences between each species. To learn to draw big cats, you need look at plenty of references, go to zoos, study muscle and bone structure, and practice a lot!
nonetheless, i hope you find this helpful! :aww:
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luckithenoivernHobbyist Digital Artist
Tysm for the steps I’m a really bad artist so ty for the instructions I hope my art gets better-
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Thank you for sharing! I've just become interested in drawing big cats and the step by step drawing outlines have really helped me get the proportions to look way more accurate
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Rubyangel16Student Digital Artist
its fake! i didnt repost this 1 month ago. nothing happen to me on monday
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arcticwondersStudent Filmographer
I know. This was posted by my brother. He's into chainmail and I have no idea why he was on my account. Sorry about that.
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Llama...an important part of life this is the immunity llama, you have been cured from the curse above
have anise day :3
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arcticwondersStudent Filmographer
hhhhhhhhhhh th8nke
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Melonpie33Hobbyist General Artist
Old or not, this is awesome af
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KiaantiHobbyist General Artist
hello! I was wondering.. (I know your VERY busy) though, sometime could you possibly do a big cat tutorial on the chest / front area of big cats? if you have no time I completely understand ;) I've jus been struggling myself lately and thought I could use a little help :D
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Thank you for this! It's so helpful! :)
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EnnazStudent Digital Artist
really helpfull.
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bluehead1215Student Digital Artist
Where is the cheetah?
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Cirma-HTHStudent Digital Artist
this is really helpfull
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very helpful^^
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Old it may be, but it's certainly still very useful ^^
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SplashinginHappynessHobbyist General Artist
This is a nice tutorial! Thanks for posting :3
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EbonySemiraHobbyist General Artist
i really like this, but i have to point out that lions' noses arent always brown or black. the color of their nose determines their age so the darker it is the older they are which means cubs and young lions have pinkish or light tannish noses..... im sorry im a smart@$$ DX but i couldnt help but say something.... Again I think this tutorial is awesome....
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Nicely done, and very informative.
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Thank you very much for this tutorial! It was very helpful! :)
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This is very helpful and nicely descriptive. c:
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XxzenithxXHobbyist Digital Artist
How gorgeous :3 I`m definitely adding this to my reference folder. Side note: lion noses change color, darkening as they age. owo
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SNAILED-ITHobbyist General Artist
WOW!!! What program do you use?
Essanamy's avatar
I love it!
I want to draw as many animals as I can, and these are so many and so good!
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Amazing tutorials, you should do one about cubs! :)
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