Step 6: Now draw two more angled lines under each circle as guides for the legs that are on the other side of the body. It's okay if the lines overlap a little. Pay attention to how the lines bend. This will indicate where the cheetah's joints will be later.
Step 7: Draw a series of curved lines that connect the major shapes to form the rest of the cheetah's body. Draw two lines on the left side that connect the head and body to form the neck. Add two lines in the middle to form the torso. The line at the bottom should curve more to indicate the chest. Add a long wavy line on the right side as a guide for the tail.
That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.
Step 8: Draw a small half-circle inside the head, on the upper left side, for the cheetah's eye. Sketch lightly at first to get the shape and placement right. Darken the edges of the eye using a thicker line when you get the shape and placement right. Add an extra line on the top, left side of the eye for the fur and add a tiny dot inside the eye for the pupil. Draw an extra thick line on the outer, lower, left section for the corner of the eye. Shade the inside of the eye a little near the top. As you shade, use a value that's lighter than the pupil and outer edges of the eye.
Step 9: Lightly sketch a triangle inside the shape of the muzzle at the top for the cheetah's nose. Use a wavy line for the top of the nose as you darken the shape. Darken the sides of the nose too but make the lines a bit curvier. Draw a small slit- like line inside the shape of the nose for the nostrils.