Step 16: Draw a series of small circles all over the head and body for the distinctive cheetah spots. You can shade in the spots now or leave them blank for now and fill them with ink in the next step. Leave the ears, the middle of the face, the chest and the feet blank (no spots). Your spots don't have to look exactly like mine. Just add random small spots all over the cartoon big cat's body. Drawing the spots can be take a while, so be patient and take breaks. On the tail, make the spots longer the higher up they are until they form stripes toward the tip.
Step 17: Go over the lines with a pen or marker to make your chibi cheetah drawing permanent. Take your time and be careful when you ink to avoid any accidents. After the ink dries, get rid of every pencil mark with an eraser.
Final Step: Color your cartoon cheetah drawing using color pencils, markers or crayons! Use yellow-orange for the body. Leave these areas blank: the inner ears, a section above the eyes, the bottom of the head, the muzzle, the chest and the feet. For the eyes, use dark brown at the top and red at the bottom. Don't forget to pause to draw at your own pace.