how to draw a panther

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Panther in 8 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of a Panther. Simply follow along with each step, drawing the portion shown in red for each step. Then, in just a few minutes you’ll have a final animal drawing!

Before we begin the How To Draw a Panther drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about the puma (another name for a panther) you might find interesting, especially for kids.

  • Panthers are not a distinct species but are typically leopards or jaguars that have a black coloration due to a genetic trait.
  • The term “panther” is used to describe any big cat with a black coat, regardless of its actual species.
  • Panthers can be found in various parts of the world, including Asia, Africa, and the Americas, depending on their species.
  • These animals are skilled climbers and often rest in trees during the day.
  • Panthers have excellent night vision and hearing, which makes them formidable nocturnal hunters.
  • Despite their dark fur, panthers still have the distinctive spots of leopards or the rosettes of jaguars; they’re just harder to see.
  • Panthers are solitary and territorial animals that mark their range with scratches on trees and by leaving scent marks.
  • The black coat of a panther provides camouflage in the dense, dark forests where they often reside.
  • A panther’s diet mainly consists of hoofed animals, but they can also hunt for fish, birds, and small mammals when larger prey is scarce.
  • Conservation efforts are important for panthers, as their habitats are threatened by human activities such as deforestation and land development.

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You can follow along with the video or use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

How To Draw a Panther – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Begin by drawing the puma’s ears and top of head.

how to draw a panther

Step 2: Draw the chin and lower portion of the face.

how to draw a panther

Step 3: Now you can draw the first part of the body and back leg.

how to draw a panther

Step 4: Draw the first front leg of the panther.

how to draw a panther

Step 5: Sketch the top of the back and the underbelly.

how to draw a panther

Step 6: Draw in the other front leg and start the nose.

how to draw a panther

Step 6: Add detail to the nose and draw in the tail.

how to draw a panther

Step 6: Draw in the final eye and face detail, along with short lines to show the toes.

how to draw a puma

Well Done! Now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Panther, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your black panther look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your puma drawing – look at those yellow eyes!

how to draw a panther

Congratulations!

You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Panther! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a Panther is with practice…practice…practice!

Are you looking for another BIG WILD CAT to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a Lion?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Lion. You also may enjoy drawing a TIGER!

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