Step 6: On the top, left side of the head, draw a small arc as a guide for the first ear. Draw a slightly thinner arc on the top, right side of the head as a guide for the jaguar's other ear.
That's it for the guides! From this point on, press harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing.
Step 7: Darken the bottom edge of the circle on the left to start the shape of the first eye. Near the top of the circle, draw a short, horizontal line for the half-closed eyelid. Curve the eyelid down on the right side so that it almost meets the bottom part of the eye. Make the sides of the shape longer to create the corners of the jaguar's eye. Make the lines thick and dark. The bottom, right corner should point toward the nose. The top, left corner should point toward the ear. Darken the lower, right side of the circle on the right to create the other eye. Inside the circle, draw an angled line to the side and top of the eye. Make the lines thick. The big cat's head is slightly turned, therefore this eye should be a bit smaller than the eye on the left.
Step 8: Inside each eye, near the top, draw a tiny dot for the jaguar's pupils. You can make these dots bigger for more dilated pupils. Draw a couple of tiny circles on the sides of each pupil to represent highlight. Darken the initial circle inside the eye on the left for the eyeball. Make the exterior lines thicker. Draw a curved line under each eye for some detail on the fur. Above each eye, draw a curved line made up of short strokes for more fur.
Step 9: Use the triangle inside the muzzle as a guide to draw the nose. Follow the basic path of the guide but make the top edge of the jaguar's nose wavier. Sketch lightly at first to get the wavy line right. Use a curved line for the right edge of the nose. Draw a short line at the bottom. Draw a curved line on the left side for the nostril. Darken the left edge of the triangle. This big cat's other nostril isn't visible because the head is turned.