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How to Draw Big Cats Part 1 by TamberElla How to Draw Big Cats Part 1 by TamberElla
:bulletpink:Keep in mind that this cannot teach you to draw bigs cats! The purpose of this is simply to show the subtle differences between each species. To learn to draw big cats, you need look at plenty of references, go to zoos, study muscle and bone structure, and practice a lot!
nonetheless, i hope you find this helpful! :aww:

I know it's kind of weird that tigers aren't here, but it's late and I haven't even started my homework yet, so I just wanted to get this uploaded. I'll put them im part two.

I really hope you guys like this, I've spent forever on this XD;

Lion Tutorial:

:bulletpink::bulletblue::bulletpink::bulletblue::bulletpink::bulletblue:Part Two!

Edit: WOW! my first DD! thank you so much 8'D this is exciting! XD
I hope you'll all look at my actual art too, and not just my tutorial though xD And be sure to check out part two, link is right above!

thank you so much again, I'm kind of in disbelief! haha! XD
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Given 2011-04-30
Suggester's words: How to Draw Big Cats Part 1 by *TamberElla has helped solve a ton of my struggles involving big cat drawing! The steps are easy to follow and beautifully drawn, and I think this is a fantastic tutorial. ( Suggested by Rosella-of-Daventry and Featured by FantasyStock )
sunshinegirl366 Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a nice tutorial! Thanks for posting :3
EbonySemira Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
i really like this, but i have to point out that lions' noses arent always brown or black. the color of their nose determines their age so the darker it is the older they are which means cubs and young lions have pinkish or light tannish noses..... im sorry im a smart@$$ DX but i couldnt help but say something.... Again I think this tutorial is awesome....
Darklordd Featured By Owner Nov 8, 2013
Nicely done, and very informative.
Hadamium Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2013  Hobbyist
Thank you very much for this tutorial! It was very helpful! :)
Time-013 Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2013
This is very helpful and nicely descriptive. c:
XxzenithxX Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
How gorgeous :3 I`m definitely adding this to my reference folder. Side note: lion noses change color, darkening as they age. owo
KittenButler Featured By Owner Jun 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
WOW!!! What program do you use?
Essanamy Featured By Owner May 31, 2013
I love it!
I want to draw as many animals as I can, and these are so many and so good!
rabisgirl Featured By Owner May 1, 2013
Amazing tutorials, you should do one about cubs! :)
Melancholy-Minds Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2013
Your tutorials are thorough, but very easy to follow; thank you for making these!
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