Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Tiger Roaring" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
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.
Step 1: Draw a big circle near the right side of the paper as a guide for the growling tiger's head. First draw four small marks to indicate the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But the circles don't have to be perfect. They're just guides. If you do want to draw a perfect circle, trace the outer rim of a cup, a lid or any other object with a circular edge. Place the circle on the right side so that you have enough room on the left for the rest of the tiger's body.
Step 2: Inside the head, draw a horizontal line that's slightly above the middle. This is a construction line that will help you place the tiger's facial features later. Add a vertical line right above the horizontal line for another construction line.
Step 3: Below the horizontal construction line, draw a small oval as a guide for the top part of the tiger's muzzle. Pay attention to how far apart the initial marks for the width are in relation to the marks for the height. Also pay attention to the amount of space left between the bottom of the oval and the bottom of the head.
Step 4: Under the oval, draw a curved line similar to the letter U as a guide for the tiger's lower jaw. The lowest part of the curved line should stick out of the head just a little bit.
Step 5: On top of the head, draw two small arcs as guides for the ears. The tiger's ears should be pretty small relative to the rest of the head.