How to draw a spotted hyena

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 two ovals for the head and body of the spotted hyena. Draw a line, which will act as the center of its head.

Step 2

Draw the shape of the hyena’s body. Add a smooth guideline for its tail.

Step 3

Use guidelines to define places for the legs, feet and snout.

Step 4

Sketch the shape of the legs, feet and snout of the spotted hyena.

Step 5

Draw the shape of the toes, jaws, ears and tail of the spotted hyena.

Step 6

Add the animal’s nose and eyes. Pay attention to the shape of the legs. Finish with the ears.

Step 7

Work on the whole figure, paying special attention to detail.

Step 8

Contour the spotted hyena, trying to vary the thickness and darkness of the line. Add more detail and add the ground. Erase all guidelines.

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Lena London
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