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Uploaded: October 15, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: October 15, 2010
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Hey guys, I'm here to quickly post this tutorial on “how to draw a tiger face”, step by step. I had a lot of fun drawing this live during my LiveStream tonight. The colors was the most intriguing part to completing the final image. I was thinking of a tiger, ready to pounce forward to dig its claws into its prey. I know you'll have fun to “draw a tiger head”, so without further ado, have fun with your drawing! Please leave any feedback on how you liked the lesson!

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How to Draw a Tiger Face

how to draw a tiger face step 1

STEP 1.

First, to build a solid – proportioned facial of a tiger, you'll have to sketch out the preliminary basis to glue the drawing together. I recommend using a compass for this part to draw the perfect circles. It doesn't matter if your circle isn't EXACTLY perfect, it's only present to build symmetry in the face. Believe it or not, by separating guidelines in this way, it really helps!
 
how to draw a tiger face step 2

STEP 2.

Now, the most important step towards creating the initial completion of drawing a tiger face. Here you'll have to draw the upper lids. I ALWAYS start off by drawing the upper lids and find it to easier to symmetrically correct mishaps accruing in the face. **Take a ruler and place it underneath the guideline you made for the eyes. Keep the ruler there and draw each eye, measuring where exactly the other eye must be placed. This should help you to draw the left/right side of the eyes proportionally. Next, move onto drawing the large separated snout. I recommend starting with the nose first, this way you'll be able to get a grasp where to correctly place the mouth.
 
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STEP 3.

Then, finish up details on the eyes. When you add brief detailing of fur for a simplistic drawing such as this, DON'T ADD TOO MUCH! Otherwise, it will confuse the eye of the overall drawing. Believe me, it will look like a bunch of mish-mash! Add the lower jaw for the tiger, keeping dark spaces in the middle and sides of the mouth. Tigers always have their mouths open slightly when they're focusing deeply on their prey.
 
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STEP 4.

Next, here we place lots of whiskers! Fun fun! To make things very simple, draw light lines that will pattern the sides of the upper jaw. These 'lines' or 'dots' are the bases to where the whiskers are placed. It may seem that the whiskers are sprouting from random areas, but they're not! Add a few extra pieces of long hair sprouting from the lower jaw. Don't forget to add initial stripes!
 
how to draw a tiger face step 5

STEP 5.

Finally, we add all the stripes! Take note, when you draw stripes over mounds or unleveled parts of the body, the stripes will warp around them. Take for instance, the stripes beneath the eyes. These are seemingly warped over some kind of unleveled parts of the face, right?
 
how to draw a tiger face step 6

STEP 6.

Finally, all the hard work comes to an end! Here you have your finished product, or what it should resemble. If you don't like your drawing, retry the tutorial. Remember, observing and studying the faces of tigers is an artist's essential key to becoming better. Practice, practice, practice, and you'll see a huge leap in your art skills. Thanks so much for viewing this tutorial, I hope you had fun!