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In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Tiger in 6 easy steps. This step by step free lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Tiger.

Before we begin the drawing lesson, here are some facts about Tigers that you might find interesting.

  • The tiger is the largest wild cat in the world.
  • Tigers stretch over 6 feet long and can weigh up to 750 pounds (340 kg).
  • Tigers hunt when it’s dark and can more easily sneak up on their prey.
  • A tiger’s roar is so loud it can be heard 5 miles (8 km) away.
  • Unlike most cats, tigers actually enjoy being in the water and are quite agile swimmers.
  • When exceptionally hungry, tigers have been known to devour up to 65 pounds (30 kg) of meat in one feeding.

Start drawing the tiger by following each of the 6 steps in sequence. How To Draw a Tiger is designed to for simple sketching, one easy step at a time.

How To Draw a Tiger – Simple 6-Step Drawing Guide!

Step 1: Begin by drawing the outline of the head and jaw of the tiger.

how to draw a tiger

Step 2: Draw in the tiger nose and start of the first front leg.

how to draw a tiger

Step 3: Finish drawing the front leg and sketch the rear, tummy, and back leg.

how to draw a tiger

Step 4: Complete the back leg and draw in the eyes, mouth and second front leg of the tiger.

how to draw a tiger

Step 5: Draw in the fourth leg, ears and tail.

how to draw a tiger

Step 6: Finally, sketch the stripes and finishing touches to its face, ears and claws.

how to draw a tiger

Well Done! You’ve successfully completed the How To Draw a Tiger drawing lesson! We’ve included a picture of a tiger below, you can use this to shade or color your tiger drawing to make it look realistic!

how to draw a tiger


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a TIGER! 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 tiger is with plenty of practice.

Are you looking for another large cat to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a CHEETAH, the fastest cat on the planet?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw an Cheetah

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