How to Draw a Jaguar Head Portrait Face

In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw the head detail of a Jaguar step-by-step.

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To draw this Jaguar Head step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.

The Written step-by-step video tutorial:

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

How to Draw a Jaguar Head Portrait Face 1

Step 1: Draw a big circle as a guide for the jaguar's head. First make four marks to determine the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Space out the marks evenly at the beginning. The farther apart the marks are, the bigger the circle will be. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a bowl or a lid. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.

How to Draw a Jaguar Head Portrait Face 2

Step 2: Draw a long, curved, horizontal line across the circle as a guide to help you place the jaguar's facial features later. Draw this line slightly higher than the middle. Add a curved, vertical line on the top, right for another guide.

How to Draw a Jaguar Head Portrait Face 3

Step 3: Draw a small circle on top of the horizontal line and to the left of the vertical line as a guide for the jaguar's first eye. To the right of the vertical line, draw another small circle as a guide for the big cat's other eye. Use the lines as guides to determine the size and placement of the eyes in relation to the head.

How to Draw a Jaguar Head Portrait Face 4

Step 4: Draw another circle below the horizontal line as a guide for the muzzle. Use the four-marks method again to draw this circle. Place the right and bottom marks outside of the head. Connect the marks using curved lines to form the circle. The lower, right side should stick out of the head. Pay attention to the size of this circle in relation to the jaguar's head. Sketch lightly at first to get the size right.

How to Draw a Jaguar Head Portrait Face 5

Step 5: Inside the muzzle, near the right edge, draw a small V-shaped line as a guide for the jaguar's nose. The right side of the V should be very close to the edge of the head. Add a line on top to form a triangle.

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