How to Draw a Tiger Head Portrait Face


In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw the head detail of a Tiger step-by-step.


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All of the tutorials on are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.


The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:


To draw this Tiger Head 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 Tiger Head Portrait Face 1

Step 1: Draw a big circle as a guide for the tiger's head. 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 circular object like a bowl or a lid. The bigger this circle is, the bigger the tiger's head will be. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. 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 Tiger Head Portrait Face 2

Step 2: Draw a long, curved, horizontal line across the circle as a guide to help you place the tiger's facial features later. Draw this line slightly higher than the middle. Add a curved, vertical line on top for another guide.



How to Draw a Tiger Head Portrait Face 3

Step 3: Directly on top of the horizontal line, draw two small circles as guides for the eyes. Pay attention to the distance from the vertical line. The eyes should be very small compared to the tiger's head.


How to Draw a Tiger Head Portrait Face 4

Step 4: Draw another circle below the horizontal line as a guide for the tiger's muzzle. Use the four-marks method again to draw the circle. Make the width a bit narrower than the height. Pay attention to the space between the guides above and below this circle.



How to Draw a Tiger Head Portrait Face 5

Step 5: Inside the muzzle, draw a small triangle as a guide for the nose. Place the triangle higher up than the middle of the muzzle. Pay attention to its size in relation to the tiger's muzzle.

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