Draw Jaguar Big Cat 6

Step 6: Draw four lines under the body (two below each circle) as guides for the legs. The first line should have somewhat of a diagonal orientation because the jaguar will be stepping forward. The second line should be vertical but bend near the bottom as a guide for the foot.

The third line should be vertical at the top but bend near the middle to indicate the joint. The line bends again at the bottom for the foot. Jaguars have short, stocky, muscular limbs, so don't draw these lines too long. The last line should start with a diagonal orientation and then bend straight down. It should bend at the bottom too for the foot.


Draw Jaguar Big Cat 7

Step 7: Draw two lines that connect the head to the body to form the guide for the jaguar's neck. Now draw two longer lines that connect the first two circles to complete the guide for the body. Draw a curved line on the right side as a guide for the tail. Jaguars' tails are the shortest of any big cat, so don't draw this line too long.


Draw Jaguar Big Cat Initial Sketch

That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.


Draw Jaguar Big Cat 8

Step 8: Lightly sketch the jaguar's eyes inside the head as two small ovals. Use the construction lines as guides for placement. When you get the placement of the eyes right, darken the lines. The eye on the left should consist of a short line for the top and right sides and a curved line on the lower left side. For the eye on the right, simply darken the oval but make the top part flatter. Make the sides of the eye a bit pointier to represent the corners of the eye.

Add a tiny dot inside the eye on the left on the upper right side for the pupil. Now add a tiny dot inside the eye on the right at the top, near the middle, for the other pupil. Shade the jaguar's eyes except for a tiny circle near the pupils , which represents glare. As you shade, use a value that's lighter than the pupils.

Add a dark, thick line on the lower left side of the eye for the markings found there. The line should point diagonally to the jaguar's muzzle. Add a darker line to the bottom edge of the eye on the left as well. Draw a small line under the eye on the left for the fur's pattern. Do the same for the eye on the right but break up the line for a more furry texture.


Draw Jaguar Big Cat 9

Step 9: triangle. Sketch the triangle near the left edge of the small circle. When you get the size and placement right, darken the top edge using a wavy line. Darken the left edge and add a short vertical line inside coming from the bottom corner. Draw a hook-like line inside the shape near the right edge for the nostril. Now darken the left edge of the triangle using a curved line. Draw a short line above each top corner for the bridge of the nose.

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