This tutorial about wildcats starts with a head shot. Let's draw the guide lines: a circle, two triangles for the ears, the guide lines on the face and the basic form of the muzzle.
Draw the two large eyes and the mouth.
Add the small triangular nose with the nostrils and the chin.
Follow the guide lines to draw the ears.
Now, draw the outline of the head and add long fur and other details inside the ears.
Add details on the fur and the long whiskers that starts from the muzzle and a few short whiskers above the eyes.
Add detail inside the eyes (pupil, shadow and light) and your wildcat is finished. Now, if you like, you can add the typical stripes on its coat. The markings are symmetrical, notice also the "M" like marking on the forehead of the wildcat.
In this and in the following steps we will draw a full body wildcat. As always, draw first the guide lines like the ones you see in the image.
Wildcats are generally larger than house cats with longer legs and more robust bodies.
Draw the forehead, the muzzle and the eye.
Add ears, mouth, part of the nose and chin.
Finish the nose, add the points from which the whiskers start and add details into the ears.
Draw the neck of the wildcat.
This time I decided to split the paws into three steps instead of one, I hope it helps. Well, let's start with the foreleg and the upper part of the round paw.
Now, the toes. Wildcats have five toes on the forepaws (four toes + one dewclaw) and four toes on the hind paws.
In this case only three toes are visible. Draw the first curved line that divides two toes, then add the other one and finish the foreleg.
Add the furry splits of the retractible claws and the paw is done.
Draw shoulder, back and fluffy belly (here the fur is quite long).
Add the other legs and the long haired tail.
Add some details to your wildcat and you're almost done.
Add detail inside the eye and your wildcat drawing is completed! I hope you enjoied this tutorial!
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