how to draw a jackal

How to Draw a Jackal

Step 1.

In this first step you will draw out the beginning shapes of the jackal. Start with a circle for the head and then two larger shapes for his torso and hind quarters. Once that is done you will add the guidelines for the legs, neck, ears, snout, and front shoulder line.

Step 2.

Now in this step you will draw out the shape of the jackals body starting with connecting the snout and making a mouth. Once that is done you are ready to draw a nose tip and squinty almond shaped eye. Next start sketching out the lining for his body starting with the chest and front legs. Make sure the chest lining is done to resemble fur. You will do this same kind of drawing technique to draw out the bushy tail and back paw.

Step 3.

Well you have finally made it to your last drawing step and what you will do here is first detail the inside of the jackal's ear and then draw out the other ear that is parallel to the other. Next draw a jagged line around the cheeks or jaw of the face and then finish off the body lining which includes the back, front legs and tail. Add some definition to the legs and then proceed on.

Step 4.

Well you have successfully finished all three steps and now you are on your last drawing step. What you will do here is sketch out the back lining detail that flows down his tail. Once that is done add more detailing to the inside of the ear and then some whisker holes. Since this is an Egyptian jackal, draw out the eye design and nose detail. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one.

Step 5.

Once your done your jackal should come out looking like the one you see here. All you have to do now is color him in and that is it, you have just learned how to draw a jackal step by step.

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Uploaded: December 19, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 5
Updated: December 20, 2008
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Artist comments

I’ve been getting into the Egyptian culture recently and because of that I decided to make a cool tutorial on the jackal. I wanted to make this easy step by step tutorial on how to draw a jackal because of my obsession with Anubis! As you all know Anubis is the god of the underworld. I love the Anubis that plays a role in the “Mummy 2”. There’s like tons of them that have a war with Imhotep’s army. The action in that movie is so incredibly exciting! When I first seen the movie as a kid, I literally kept jumping out of my seat in the movie theater. When I got home after seeing it I acted like one of the Anubis warriors. I know it’s pretty weird but, what can you do? So anyways, I’ve been drawing tons of pictures of Anubis and wanted to post some of them here at my site. Before I do this, I wanted to make a tutorial on how to draw a jackal step by step. Most of you know that the jackal exists in Africa, East Africa, the Middle East, and India. When I read up on a jackal I didn’t know they lived in Africa. I was wondering ‘how did Egyptians know about jackals then?’ So later on I read more about them and found out they live in the Middle East too. The pose of the jackal you will be drawing took me two hours to draw. I struggled with the body and the head. If you were to see the original line art, you’d think its all slop. I didn’t bother to put up the original line art. I know a lot of people use my line art as a coloring page so I pretty much made the lines really clean. I hope this tutorial will help out! Most people are probably not into rare and uncommon animals such as the jackal. Why bother to make a jackal tutorial? I know some people like jackals so I wanted to make a tutorial on how to draw a jackal step by step for those few people who love them! Well, enjoy!