How to draw a realistic cheetah

Grid step

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.
2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.
3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.
4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

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Step 1

Mark off the width and height of the picture. Draw a circle for the head and an oval for the body.

Step 2

With a line, draw the direction of the body and the tail. Define, with a small circle, the cheetah’s face. Draw a line, which will act as the center of the head.

Step 3

Outline the general shape of the neck.

Step 4

Draw the cheetah’s legs and forelegs.

Step 5

Define the features of the face and draw ears.

Step 6

With light lines, outline the toes, neck, nose and eyes of the animal.

Step 7

Contour, adding more details: the fur pattern and its color. Draw grass. Erase all the guidelines.

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Lena London
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