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Uploaded: February 16, 2013
Artist: Makangeni
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 11
Updated: February 16, 2013
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Bobcats are North American felines. They are very similiar to lynx but, as you'll read in the tutorial, there are some differences. However, you can use this tutorial also if you want to draw a lynx, just change the parts indicated in the step 4. I hope you'll find this useful!

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How to Draw Bobcats, Bobcat

how to draw bobcats, bobcat step 1

STEP 1.

Let's start with a side head shot. First of all, draw a circle that will be the base form of the head, then draw a "box" for the muzzle, triangle for the ear, guide line for the ruff of extended hair beneath the ear and two lines for the neck. Once you've done the guide lines you can draw the outline of the head: face, muzzle and chin.
 
how to draw bobcats, bobcat step 2

STEP 2.

Finish the nose and add the quite big eye. Draw the ears and the long fur on the cheek.
 
how to draw bobcats, bobcat step 3

STEP 3.

Now add detail into the ears and the neck. Remember to draw also the tufts of hair on the tip of the ears. Then, add the last details like fur and whiskers and you're done!
 
how to draw bobcats, bobcat step 4

STEP 4.

Now, a full body bobcat. Before we start I thinks it's good to point out the main differences between bobcat and lynx. Bobcats look like big domestic cats with quite big paws, bobbed tail, long fur on the cheeks and tufts of black hair on the ears. Lynx have larger paws, longer legs, longer tufts on the ears and longer fur on the cheeks. Well, now draw the guide lines like in the image.
 
how to draw bobcats, bobcat step 5

STEP 5.

You may find useful to add to the guide lines of the previous step four ovals: two for the shoulders and two for the thighs.
 
how to draw bobcats, bobcat step 6

STEP 6.

Now, let's work on the bobcat head. Draw ears and long fur on the cheeks.
 
how to draw bobcats, bobcat step 7

STEP 7.

Add eyes and muzzle. Start drawing the nose.
 
how to draw bobcats, bobcat step 8

STEP 8.

Finish the nose (remember the nostrils), add fur into the ears and the neck.
 
how to draw bobcats, bobcat step 9

STEP 9.

Draw the thick forelegs with the quite large paws. Do not forget to draw the fissures from which the claws come out. Bobcats have five-toed forepaws and retractible claws.
 
how to draw bobcats, bobcat step 10

STEP 10.

Finish the bobcat's body and add the hind legs that are a little longer than the forelegs. The hind paws have four toes. Then add the stubby and furry tail.
 
how to draw bobcats, bobcat step 11

STEP 11.

Add tufts of hair on the tip of the ears, fur, whitskers and other details and your bobcats is finished.