Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Lynx" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
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.
Step 1: Draw a circle on the left side of the paper as a guide for the lynx's head. First make four small marks to indicate the circle'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 mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a bottle cap or any other object with a circular edge. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: Draw a curved, horizontal line across the lynx's head as a construction line to help you add the facial features later. Above the horizontal line, add a short, vertical line for another construction line.
Step 3: Draw a small circle on the bottom half of the head as a guide for the lynx's muzzle. Draw this circle between the horizontal construction line and the bottom edge of the head.
Step 4: On top of the head, draw two small , triangle-like lines as guides for the lynx's ears. Pay attention to the size of the ears in relation to the head.
Step 5: On the right side of the head, draw a big circle as a guide for the front part of the lynx's body. Like with the head, make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width, and then connect the marks using curved lines. This circle should be about twice the size of the head. Don't overlap the shape of the head on the left side.