How to Draw an Ocelot

Please PAUSE the "How to Draw an Ocelot" video after each step to draw at your own pace.

For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.

Draw Ocelot 1

Step 1: Draw two circles as guides for the ocelot's body. The circles don't have to be perfect. They're just guides. Ocelots have long bodies, so don't draw the circles too close together. Leave enough room on the sides for the head and tail.

Draw Ocelot 2

Step 2: Draw another circle on the left side as a guide for the ocelot's head. This circle should be about three-fourths the size of the first one. Their edges should touch slightly.

Draw Ocelot 3

Step 3: Draw two curved, intersecting lines inside the ocelot's head to help you draw the facial features later on.

Draw Ocelot 4

Step 4: Draw a small circle on the lower half of the ocelot's head as a guide for the muzzle. Use the intersecting lines as guides for the circle's placement.

Draw Ocelot 5

Step 5: Draw two small arcs on top of the ocelot's head as guides for the ears.
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