How to Draw a Shoebill Whale-headed Stork Bird



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To draw this Shoebill Stork step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.



The Written step-by-step video tutorial:



For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.



How to Draw a Shoebill Whale-headed Stork Bird 1

Step 1: Draw a circle near the middle of the paper as a guide for the top part of the shoebill stork's body. To draw the circle, first make four small marks to determine its height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a small, circular object like a coin or a lid. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.



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Step 2: At the top, draw another circle using the four-marks method as a guide for the bird's head. This circle should be about half the size of the first one. Leave enough space between the circles for the shoebill stork's neck.





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Step 3: Draw a big arc on the lower, left side of the head as a guide for the shoebill stork's bill. Pay attention to the size of this guide in relation to the bird's head; it should be big.



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Step 4: Draw two curved lines that connect the head to the body to create the guide for the neck. The shape of stork's neck should be wide at the bottom and narrow at the top.





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Step 5: Draw a big arc on the lower, right side of the first circle as a guide for the bottom half of the shoebill stork's body. To draw this arc, make a small mark on the lower, right side. Then connect the mark to the circle using curved lines.




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Step 6: Under the first circle, draw a long line that bends at the bottom as a guide for the shoebill stork's first leg. This guide should be similar to a backward letter L. It should be almost as long as the bird's entire body.



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Step 7: To the left, draw another long, line that bends at the bottom as a guide for the shoebill's other leg.





How to Draw a Shoebill Whale-headed Stork Bird Guide Lines

That's it for the guides! From this point on, press harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing.



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Step 8: Inside the head, near the middle, draw a small circle for the shoebill stork's eye. At the top of the eye, draw a thick line for the eyelashes. Inside the eye, off to the side, draw a tiny circle for glare. In the middle of the eye, draw a big dot for the pupil. Don't overlap the glare circle as you draw the pupil. Draw a few curved lines around the eye for the detail on the bird's feathers.





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Step 9: Use the initial arc as a guide to draw the top part of the shoebill stork's sloping bill. Follow the path of the guide but make the shape thinner. Make the tip hooked and pointy. Near the bottom of the initial arc, curve the line up toward the eye to create the mouth. Use a series of short strokes for the feathery base of the bill. The base should be very close to the eye. Sketch lightly at first and only darken the lines when you get the shape of the bird's bill right.




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Step 10: Darken the bottom part of the arc to create the bottom of the bill. Draw a series of short strokes at the top to finish the base of the shoebill stork's bill. Draw a line on the top part of the bill for a crease and an extra small line at the top for the nostril.



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Step 11: Use the initial circle as a guide to draw the shape of the shoebill's head. Darken the edge of the circle but make the top part a bit flatter. On the top, right side, draw the tuft of feathers using a series of short, curved lines. Don't draw every individual feather, just the overall shape of the clump of feathers using curved lines. Darken the right edge of the circle for the back of the head. Add a few lines inside the bird's head for extra detail.





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Step 12: Use the line on the right as a guide to draw the shoebill stork's first leg. Follow the path of the guide and lightly sketch the shape of the bird's leg around it. Add an extra bump near the middle to indicate the joint on the leg. Draw the shape of the stork's middle toe around the bent part of the guide. Make the tip pointy for the nail. Draw two more toes on the sides of the middle toe using thin, long shapes with curved pointy tips for the bird's nails. Draw one more toe that points backward using another thin, long shape.



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Step 13: Use the line on the left as a guide to draw the shoebill stork's other leg the same way. Draw the shape of the leg around the guide. Add a small bump near the middle for the joint. Draw the edges of the leg close to the guide so that they're skinny. Draw some creases on the joints too. Use the bent part of the line at the bottom as a guide to draw the bird's toes. The toes on this foot will be partly hidden by the first foot, so only draw the visible parts.





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Step 14: Draw a long, curved line across the entire body for the shoebill's folded wing. Sketch the wing lightly at first and only darken the line when you get the shape right. Draw a few short strokes along the path of the wing for a feathery texture. Add a few short, curved lines within the shape of the folded wing for more detail on the shoebill stork's feathers.




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Step 15: Darken the outer edges of the initial guides to create the shape of the shoebill stork's neck and body. Make the lines a bit wavier as you darken them for a more organic shape. Don't overlap the top of the leg that's on this side as you draw the underside of the body.





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Step 16: Draw a series of curved lines and strokes inside the curved shape of the initial arc for the bird's tail. Draw a short, curved line on the top, left side of the body for the visible part of the shoebill stork's other folded wing.



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Step 17: For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guidelines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines you may have accidentally erased.





How to Draw a Shoebill Whale-headed Stork Bird

Final Step: Add some shading to your drawing for extra detail. Shoebill storks don't have much of a pattern on their feathers, so just use a medium-gray value all over the body. Use a slightly lighter value for the bird's bill. You can color your shoebill stork drawing instead if you'd like. For a more detailed guide on how to shade, check out this tutorial: How to shade.

Use a dark value for shadows to give the figure more dimension and volume. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Using a dark value, add a stripe-like pattern on the folded wing to emphasize the shoebill stork's feathers. Add the value lightly at first and gradually build up the level of darkness that you like.

Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the stork so it doesn't appear to be floating. It's always a good idea to use reference as you draw. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.



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The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:



To draw this Scottie Dog step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.



The Written step-by-step video tutorial:



For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.



How to Draw a Scottish Terrier Puppy Dog Side 1

Step 1: Draw a circle near the middle of the paper as a guide for the front part of the Scottish terrier's body. To draw the circle, first make four small marks to indicate its height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a small, circular object like a coin or a lid. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.



How to Draw a Scottish Terrier Puppy Dog Side 2

Step 2: To the right, draw another circle as a guide for the back portion of the Scottish terrier's body. Draw this circle using the four-marks method as well. This circle should be about the same size as the first one, and the edges should touch.





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Step 3: On the top, left side, draw yet another circle as a guide for the dog's head. This circle should be about half the size of the first circle. Don't place this circle too high up, otherwise your Scottie's neck will be too long.



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Step 4: On the right side of the head, draw a sloping arc as a guide for the dog's muzzle. Scotties have pretty long muzzles, so don't draw this arc too short. Draw a sloping line across the entire head as a construction line to help you place the facial features later.





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Step 5: On top of the head, draw two angled lines that are similar to an upside-down letter V as guides for the Scottish terrier's ears.




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Step 6: Below the circle on the left, draw a line that's similar to a flat letter U as a guide for the dog's font leg. Add a similar shape to the left as a guide for the other front leg. Don't make these guides too long.



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Step 7: To the right, add the guide for the Scottish terrier's hind leg by first drawing two short, vertical lines. Close off the guide by drawing a flat line at the bottom.





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Step 8: Draw a series of lines that connect the major shapes to finish the guide for the dog's body. Draw a short line on the top, right side of the body as a guide for the Scottish terrier's tail.



How to Draw a Scottish Terrier Puppy Dog Side Guide Lines

That's it for the guides! From this point on, press harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing.





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Step 9: Inside the head, lightly sketch a small circle for the eye. Use the initial line to guide your placement. When you get the size and placement of the Scottish terrier's eye right, darken the lines. Inside the eye, draw a tiny circle for glare or highlight and a dot in the middle for the pupil. Shade the eye except for the tiny glare circle. As you shade the eye, use a dark value at the top and a lighter value at the bottom for a rounder look. Add a few curved lines to the eye for the eyelids and corners. Add a few more lines higher up for a bit of fur.




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Step 10: Above the eye, draw a series of curved strokes for the tufts of fur on the Scottish terrier's brow. The strokes on the left should curve to the left, and the strokes on the right should curve to the right. Add a few more strokes on the left side for the fur on the dog's other brow.



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Step 11: At the top of the muzzle lightly sketch a small circle for the nose. When you get the size and placement right, darken the shape of the dog's nose. Make the bottom edge narrow and curve the right side to create the nostril. Make the shape of the Scottie's nostril thicker and darker.





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Step 12: Under the nose, draw the dog's mouth using a series of short strokes. Use the initial line as a guide to help you determine the width of the mouth. To the right of the mouth, draw a series of strokes for the mustache-like fur on the muzzle. The longer you make these strokes, the longer the mustache will be. Draw some strokes on the left side of the mouth for the other side of the mustache. Don't draw every strand of fur. Draw the overall outer shape of the Scottish terrier's mustache. Use the initial arc as a guide to help you draw the fur on the mustache.



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Step 13: Draw long strokes along the bottom of the initial arc for the fur on the Scottish terrier's chin. Continue to draw long strokes along the lower edge of the initial arc. Draw the strokes as long as you want them all the way to the guide for the dog's neck.





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Step 14: Darken the angled line on the top, right side of the head to create the shape of the Scottish terrier's first ear. Make the shape of the ear rounder. Inside, add a series of lines and strokes to give the dog's ear structure and fur. Use the angled line on the left side as a guide to draw the other ear the same way.




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Step 15: Darken the outer edges of the initial guides to create the shape of the Scottish terrier's head. Use short strokes along the path of the guides to create a furry texture. Don't overlap the ear on the right. Add a few strokes inside the shape of the head for more detail on the fur.



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Step 16: Use the curved line under the first circle as a guide to draw the front leg. Use a series of short strokes along the edge of the guide to create the furry texture on the leg. On the tip of the foot, draw a couple of short, curved lines for the toes. Add the nails on the tips of the Scottish terrier's toes.





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Step 17: Use the curved line on the left as a guide to draw the Scottie's other front leg the same way. Use curved lines at the bottom for the toes. The nails are made up of tiny, triangular shapes. Add a series of strokes at the top for the dog's fur.



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Step 18: Draw a series of short strokes close to the bottom of the guide on the right side. Draw more short strokes along the path of the guide to create the shape of the Scottish terrier's furry leg. Draw the toes at the bottom using curved lines and the nails as little triangular shapes.





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Step 19: Use the remaining lines as guides to draw the rest of the Scottish terrier's body. Draw a series of short strokes along the outer edges of the guide to create the furry shape of the body. The longer the strokes are, the shaggier the Scottie's fur will appear. Add some strokes inside the body too. The strokes along the top edge of the body should be shorter and flatter.




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Step 20: Draw a series of short strokes around the guide on the top, right to create the tail. Under the dog's body, on the right side, draw a short, horizontal line for the visible part of the other hind leg.





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Step 21: For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guidelines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines you may have accidentally erased.





How to Draw a Scottish Terrier Puppy Dog Side

Final Step: Add some shading to your Scottish terrier drawing for extra detail. Scotties are usually solid black, so shade the entire body or color it with a black color pencil. Use different values in certain areas of the dog's coat to emphasize the shadows and highlights. Use a dark value for the outer edge of the ears and a slightly lighter value for the inside. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. For a more detailed guide on how to shade, check out this tutorial: How to shade.

As you shade, use strokes that go in the general direction of the fur. The strokes above the Scottie's nose go up, and the strokes on the sides and below the nose go down. It's similar for the strokes around the eye. Use different values to create bands of highlights and shadows across the face. Continue to shade the dog's entire body by alternating between a dark and medium value for the detail on the fur. Use a dark value for the Scottish terrier's feet but don't overlap the nails as you shade. Add the value lightly at first and gradually build up to the level of darkness that you like.

It's a good idea to use reference as you draw for a more accurate depiction of a Scottish terrier. If you have a pet Scottie or a similar breed, try to duplicate its coat on your drawing. Shading can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.

Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps to ground the Scottie so it doesn't appear to be floating.



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To draw this Emperor Moth step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.



The Written step-by-step video tutorial:



For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.



How to Draw an Emperor Moth Wings Insect 1

Step 1: Draw a small oval as a guide for the emperor moth's body or thorax. First make four small marks to determine the oval's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake.



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Step 2: Under the oval, draw a V-shaped line as a guide for the visible part of the moth's abdomen.





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Step 3: On either side of the oval, at the top, draw a long, curved, horizontal line as guides for the top part of the wings. The longer you make these lines, the bigger the emperor moth's wings will be.



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Step 4: On the sides, draw two lines that slope inward as guides for the sides of the wings. Pay attention to how long these lines are in relation to the moth's abdomen.





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Step 5: To finish the guide for the wings, draw a horizontal line at the bottom, and then a vertical line toward the moth's abdomen.




How to Draw an Emperor Moth Wings Insect Guide Lines

That's it for the guides! From this point on, press harder with your pencil for a more defined emperor moth drawing.



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Step 6: Draw a series of short strokes along the path of the initial oval for the moth's furry thorax. Don't draw the strokes along the bottom edge of the circle. Draw them along the top side of the V-shaped line.





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Step 7: At the top, draw a line that curves to the left for the first antenna. The head is hiding behind the thorax. Make the bottom part of the antenna thicker than the top. Draw a series of short lines along the moth's antenna for hair.



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Step 8: To the right, draw the moth's other antenna as another line that curves to the right. Make the base of the antenna thicker. Draw a series of short lines along the antenna for extra hair.





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Step 9: Darken the top, left guide but make the line curvier for the emperor moth's first forewing. The left tip of this line should dip down. Starting near the middle of the thorax, draw a line that slopes to the lower, left side. Now close off the shape on the left side. The moth's entire forewing should fit inside the top part of the initial guide.




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Step 10: Use the guides on the right to draw the other forewing the same way. Start with the top edge. Curve the outer tip of the line down. Continue drawing the side of the wing as you follow the path of the guides. Draw the lower edge of the forewing as a sloping line that connects to the thorax. Try to draw both of the emperor moth's forewings the same way, but it's okay if they're not perfectly symmetrical.



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Step 11: Follow the basic path of the initial guide to draw the moth's hindwing below the forewing. Make the shape curvier. The side and lower edges of the hindwing should overlap the initial guide lines a bit.





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Step 12: On the right, draw a curved line along the bottom guide for the visible part of the emperor moth's other hindwing.



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Step 13: Draw a small circle inside each wing for the pattern. The circles don't have to be perfect. Emperor moths like this one have a circle pattern on their wings, but you can design yours differently if you'd like.





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Step 14: Add more of the pattern on the forewings by drawing a series of short strokes on the sides of the circles. Use short strokes for a furry texture on the emperor moth's wings. The pattern should have a diagonal orientation.




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Step 15: Add more strokes above and below the circles on the hindwing to complete the pattern. The curved lines formed by the short strokes at the top should be smaller than the curved lines at the bottom. Don't draw the strokes too long, otherwise the furry texture on the moth's wings will appear too shaggy.





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Step 16: For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines you may have accidentally erased.





How to Draw an Emperor Moth Wings Insect

Final Step: Add some shading to your emperor moth drawing for extra detail. Add a bit of value to the antennae. Leave the top part of the torso bank and use a dark value and a medium value for the rest of it. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value. Use different values to create the pattern on the moth's wings. For a more detailed guide on how to shade, check out this tutorial: How to shade.

Use strokes that go in the general direction of the emperor moth's furry wings. To the right of the first circle, leave a thin area blank between two dark stripes to create a white stripe. Near the bottom of the forewing, draw another stripe the same way: a blank stripe between dark stripes. Use a medium value for the area around the circle and between the top and bottom dark stripes. If you want your moth to be a different species from the emperor moth, shade your drawing differently.

Draw some lines on the lower edge of the forewing. Add a big, dark spot in the middle of the circle and darken its edge. Shade the emperor moth's hindwing using the same technique of applying different values. Shade a similar pattern on the hindwing of two blank stripes surrounded by black stripes with a medium value in the middle. Draw a big, dark spot inside the circle and darken its edge. Draw a series of vertical lines to the entire hindwing.

Use the left side as a template to shade the right side. The wings don't have to be perfectly symmetrical, but try to make them similar. It's a good idea to use reference for a more accurate depiction of the moth you're trying to draw. Certain species of moths are very colorful, so if you'd like, you can color your drawing instead!

As you shade your emperor moth drawing, add the value lightly at first. Gradually make it darker until you're happy with the result. Shading can be time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Don't forget to pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace.



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To draw this cartoon Pegasus step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.



Written step-by-step video tutorial:



For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.





How to Draw Cute Cartoon Pegasus Wings Chibi Kawaii 1

Step 1: Draw two small, curved lines for the cartoon pegasus' closed eyes. The lines should curve like little rainbows. Make them thick for the eyelashes. Pay attention to the spacing between the eyes. Don't place them too close together.



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Step 2: Starting on the lower, left side of the eyes, draw a C-shaped line for the muzzle. Stretch the bottom part of the line to the right to create the bottom of the pegasus' head. Sketch lightly at first. When you get the shape right, darken the lines. To the left of the eyes, draw a short, curved, vertical line for the side of the head.





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Step 3: On the tip of this mythical creature's muzzle, draw two tiny circles for the nostrils. Don't draw the nostrils too far apart. Above the eyes, draw two short, curved lines for the eyebrows. On the lower, right side of the head, draw another small, curved line for the pegasus' smiling mouth.



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Step 4: Above the eyebrows, draw a couple of curved, horizontal lines for the edge of the mane. At the top, draw three curved, pointy spikes for the tips of the mane. The tips of the pegasus' mane should look similar to an upside-down letter V.





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Step 5: To the right of the mane, draw a short arc for the cartoon pegasus' ear. Make the top of the arc a bit pointy. Inside, draw a short line to give the ear structure.




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Step 6: Below the ear, draw a curved, vertical line for the other side of the pegasus' head. At the top, draw three short, curved spikes for the other part of the mane.



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Step 7: To the right of the head, draw a long, curved line for the top part of this mythical creature's wing. At the top, curve the line back down and to the left to make the shape thicker. The longer this shape is, the bigger the pegasus' wing will be. Add a line at the bottom to give the wing structure.





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Step 8: Below the top part of the pegasus' wing, draw the horizontal, curved lines for the feathers. The curved lines for the feathers should get smaller the farther down they are.



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Step 9: Below the head, draw a long, curved, vertical line for the front part of the pegasus' body. On the right side, below the wing, draw a smaller curved line for the back portion of the body.





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Step 10: Under the cartoon pegasus' body, on the left side, draw two lines that slope to the right for the front leg. At the bottom, draw two short lines — one to close off the shape of the leg and the other for this mythical creature's hoof.




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Step 11: To the left, draw a similar shape for the pegasus' other front leg. This leg should be a bit smaller, and it should have a more horizontal orientation.



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Step 12: To the right, draw this mythical creature's hind leg the same way, except the shape should slope to the right. The shape consists of two long sloping lines and two shorter lines at the bottom for the pegasus' hoof.





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Step 13: Draw the bottom part of the pegasus' body using a curved, horizontal line. Under that, draw the other hind leg the same way as the others. Don't forget the hoof at the bottom.



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Step 14: On the left side of the body, draw a long, wavy line for the top part of the tail. To the right, draw a series of curved, spiky shapes for the tips of this mythical creature's tail. Below that, draw a long, curved line to finish the shape of the pegasus' tail.





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Step 15: At the top, draw a curved, vertical shape for a bit of the cartoon pegasus' other wing. Add an extra curved line on the side for the feathers. Don't overlap the head.




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Step 16: Using a pen or marker, carefully go over the lines to make your cartoon pegasus drawing permanent. After inking, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser.





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Final Step: Use color pencils, markers or crayons to color your cartoon pegasus drawing any way you'd like! For this look, color every other chunk of mane, tail and feathers dark blue. The hooves too. Use light blue for the rest of the mane, feathers and tail. For a simpler pegasus drawing, color everything a single solid color. You can stop here or add a bit of light blue throughout this mythical creature's body for shadows. This gives the figure more dimension and volume. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.

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How to Draw a Cheetah Standing Side Color



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The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:



To draw and color this Cheetah step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.



The Written step-by-step video tutorial:



For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.



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Step 1: Draw a circle on the left side of the paper as a guide for the front part of the cheetah's body. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a small, circular object like a coin or a lid. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.



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Step 2: To the right, draw a slightly smaller circle as a guide for the back portion of the body. Draw this circle using the four-marks method too. Don't draw the circles too close together or the cheetah's body will be too short.





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Step 3: On the top, left side of the first circle, draw a small circle as a guide for the head. Cheetahs have small heads relative to their bodies. This circle should be about one fourth the size of the first one. These circles should be close together with their edges almost touching.



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Step 4: Draw a horizontal line across the head to help you place the cheetah's facial features later. Draw a small, vertical line on the top, right side for another construction guide.





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Step 5: Draw a small circle on the bottom half of the head as a guide for the cheetah's muzzle. Pay attention to the size of this circle in relation to the big cat's head. The bottom should stick out of the head.




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Step 6: On top of the head, draw two short arcs as guides for the cheetah's ears. The arc on the right should be thinner.



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Step 7: Draw a long line under each body circle as guides for the cheetah's legs. The line for the front leg should be vertical, and it should bend slightly at the top and bottom to indicate the joints. The line for the hind leg should slope to the right and then bend toward the bottom.





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Step 8: Draw two short lines that connect the big cat's head to the body to create the guide for the neck. Draw two long, curved lines that connect the first two circles to create the guide for the cheetah's torso. On the right side, draw a long line that curves at the bottom as a guide for the tail.



How to Draw a Cheetah Standing Side Guide Lines

That's it for the guides! From this point on, press harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing.





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Step 9: Lightly sketch the eyes inside the head as two small circles. Use the initial lines as guides for the placement and size of the cheetah's eyes. When you get the position and size of the eyes right, darken the lines. The eye on the right should be thinner.




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Step 10: Darken the edges of the eyes to make them stand out and give them more shape. Make the sides of the cheetah's eyes pointier for a more eye-like shape. Inside each eye, add a tiny dot for the pupils. Above each eye, draw a few short strokes for fur.



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Step 11: Inside the muzzle, near the right side, lightly sketch a small triangle for the cheetah's nose. When you get the size and shape right, darken the top edge but make it wavier. Darken the sides of the shape but make the lines curve inward to create the nostrils. Complete the bottom edge and add an extra pointy shape on the top, left side.





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Step 12: Under the nose, draw a line that curves to the left for the first half of the mouth. Add a shorter line that curves to the right for the other side of the mouth. At the bottom, draw a short, curved line that's make up of tiny strokes for the cheetah's fuzzy chin.



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Step 13: Draw a line that connects the inner corners of the eyes to the sides of the mouth for the markings. These thick, tear- like lines should curve outward at the bottom to shape the muzzle. The line on the right should be thinner because of the way the cheetah's head is turned.





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Step 14: Darken the arcs on the head to create the shapes of the cheetah's ears. Add a series of short strokes within each arc for the fur found there.




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Step 15: Darken the initial circle to create the shape of the cheetah's head. Make the right side of the head a bit thinner than the circle. Use short strokes to represent fur.



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Step 16: Use the line on the left side as a guide to draw the first front leg. Follow the path of the guide and lightly sketch the shape of the cheetah's leg around it. The leg should bend forward a bit at the bottom. When you get the shape right, darken the lines. Use short strokes at the top for fur. Draw a couple of curved lines at the tip of the foot for the toes. At the front of each toe, draw a small, pointy shape for the big cat's claws. The top part of the leg should be wider than the bottom.





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Step 17: Use the cheetah's first leg as a template to draw the other front leg on the left side. Most of this leg will be behind the first one, so only draw the left edge and the toes.



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Step 18: Use the line on the right side as a guide to draw the first hind leg. Lightly sketch the shape of the leg around the guide. Pay attention to how the guide bends. The top part of this leg should be a lot wider than the top part of the front leg. When you get the shape of the leg right, darken the lines. At the bottom, add a couple of curved lines for the toes. Draw pointy shapes in front of the toes for the cheetah's claws.





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Step 19: To the left, draw a line parallel to the first hind leg for the other hind leg. Only draw the left edge of this leg. Add the cheetah's toes and claws at the bottom too.




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Step 20: Use the remaining lines and shapes as guides to draw the rest of the cheetah's body. Simply darken the outer edges of the initial guides to create the shape of the big cat's body. Use a series of short strokes on the neck and along the underside of the body for a fur-like texture.





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Step 21: Use the long, curved line on the right as a guide to draw the tail. Just like with the legs, first lightly sketch the shape of the tail around the guide. Don't overlap the hind leg. When you get the shape of the cheetah's tail right, darken the lines.



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Step 22: Carefully go over the final sketch lines with a pen, marker or any other type of permanent ink. After inking, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser for a cleaner cheetah drawing.





How to Draw a Cheetah Standing Side Color

Final Step: Something's missing. The spots! Add the cheetah's spots all over the body using ink. Don't overthink it. Just add a bunch of small circles all over the body and fill them in. This process shouldn't be too difficult, but it is very time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. Add smaller spots between the bigger spots. Leave some blank areas on the cheetah's chest and underside. Make the spots bigger on the tail until they turn into stripes toward the tip. Draw smaller spots on the cheetah's forehead and cheeks. Darken the nose too.

Color your cheetah drawing! Use yellow for the base of the coat. Start coloring lightly and slowly build up to the shade of yellow that you like. Add some yellow-orange on top of the yellow and leave the chest and underside blank. Add different shades of yellow and orange and blend them all together. Use some red-orange and even a bit of light brown on the cheetah's coat. Leave a section around the eyes and the chin blank. Use red for the eyes.

Use a bit of brown to create shadows and give the figure more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source so that all the shadows are consistent with it. Use dark brown to get darker shadows along the white areas of the cheetah's coat. You can add more yellow to the body to soften the shadows. Add some gray at the bottom for a cast shadow. Don't forget to pause the video to draw at your own pace.



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