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Uploaded: August 8, 2011
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 9
Updated: August 8, 2011
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Today I won’t be starting off the day with a tutorial based on a fictional character from a video game or cartoon series. Instead, I will be submitting a lesson on an animal species that is one hundred percent real. I have been asked to make a tutorial on “how to draw a liger”, step by step. I know what you’re thinking because I thought the same thing too. To answer the question, yes ligers are real. They are a hybrid species of the mating between a male lion and a female tiger. The end result of a male lion and female tiger mating is a humongous big cat that is so much larger then a lion or a tiger. They are said to be gigantic in size and because this is a hybrid species, a liger can’t breed with another liger; this is due to the fact that they are born sterile. There are also other hybrid big cats of the same species. For instance, there is also a tigon, which is a male tiger mating with a female lion. One of the cool things about the liger is how they come out looking like oversized lions, but with strips that blend with their hides. I think everyone knows that lions do not like swimming whatsoever right? Well, ligers love swimming because of the fact that they are part tiger. Tigers are more like dogs in a sense because even though they are cats, they love swimming. Some famous ligers like Hercules from Florida was actually not breed intentionally. The liger Hercules was a product of an accidental mating between a lion and tiger. Anyways, the tutorial came out pretty sweet and I think a lot of you guys will enjoy teaching yourself "how to draw a liger". I know for a fact I had fun creating this hybrid animal species. Have fun guys and stay tuned in because I have a lot more in store for you all to enjoy.

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how to draw a liger, liger

How to Draw a Liger, Liger

how to draw a liger, liger step 1

STEP 1.

Okay, begin with drawing out the three circle shapes that you see here. The middle section of the body should be connected to the back end. Make a face guide in the head shape.
 
how to draw a liger, liger step 2

STEP 2.

Sketch out the actual shape of the liger's head which should include the hairy lining and ears.
 
how to draw a liger, liger step 3

STEP 3.

Now you have to sketch in the face starting with the entire shape or outline of the nose. Include the nose tip, and then sketch out the beginning of the eyes. Next, draw the mouth and chin, and add some detailing inside of the ears.
 
how to draw a liger, liger step 4

STEP 4.

Finish drawing out the liger's eyes as well as color in the eyeballs. Sketch in some facial hair along the cheeks and under the chin which is also the neck. Add some spots for the whisker holes, and then move along.
 
how to draw a liger, liger step 5

STEP 5.

You will now start working on the body. Beginning with the neck, start the lining with a muscular tone. Sketch in the chest fuzz, and then draw out both of the front legs and big paws.
 
how to draw a liger, liger step 6

STEP 6.

Continue to draw out the back of the neck, and then draw out the entire back lining. Sketch out the hind legs and paws, and then sketch in the rest of the chest and stomach. Don't forget to add some hair pieces raised off the body lining.
 
how to draw a liger, liger step 7

STEP 7.

Draw out the long tail, and then add some detailing to the surface of the body. Erase the lines and shapes that you drew in step one so you can prepare your liger for color.
 
how to draw a liger, liger step 8

STEP 8.

Carefully draw in all of the tiger stripes like so, and when you do this be sure to go back and color them in.
 
how to draw a liger, liger step 9

STEP 9.

Here is the incredible liger when you are all done. Color in this animal and you are all done. I hope you liked learning how to draw a liger.