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How to Draw a Tiger

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Learn How to Draw a Tiger in Pencil with this step by step drawing lesson by Nick Warren. This lesson focuses on how to draw a Tiger's head. Nick Warren's exquisite skill with a pencil makes this beauty come to life on the page. Nick is the author of Drawing Animals in Pencil and we are excited to have Nick as a contributor to the DrawingTeachers.com website.

How to Draw a Tiger

Now let's get started with the How to Draw a Tiger
step by step drawing tutorial.

Tiger Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 1:
Start with a sketch of the a Tiger head.
Materials: 6B, 2B and a HB mechanical pencil, Good cartridge paper, Chamois and tortillon or cotton buds,Tissue.

The breakdown is important because of the complexity of the facial patterning
and structure. Start with the eye line and top of the head.

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Tiger Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 2:
The snout is two lines from the eye corners and I have indicated the shallow edge
where the snout meets the cheek.
TIP: Mouse over the image to see the changes.

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Tiger Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 3:
I indicate the cheekbones.

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Tiger Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 4:
The edge of the face and the outer limits of the facial hair.

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The ears. Everything seems in proportion so I can move onto the features.

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Tiger Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 6:
This is reproduced as it looked on my drawing board. I go over the guides sketching
in the eyes, nose and mouth etc.
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On a separate sheet of paper.
Use the shape of your drawing to make a head shape of light, soft lines
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Tiger Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 8:
Blend in the directions of your strokes. Use tissue at this point.

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Tiger Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 9:
Your sketch can be traced onto the blend or you can do it freehand. Start with the
eyes. You are using closely drawn loose lines.

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Carry on through the features in the same style.

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Blend with the chamois switching to tortillions or cotton buds for tighter areas.

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Tiger Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 16:
Now switch to a HB pencil preferably mechanical because the more uniform the
strokes the better. Work over the blended areas. You can vary the pressure
where you want to go darker or switch to a 2B.

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This close up will help. The lines are simple but look more accomplished because
of the tones already laid down.
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Complete your drawing of Tiger.
How to draw a Tiger

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"How to Draw a Tiger!"

Great Job!

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