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Easy How to Draw a Cheetah Tutorial and Cheetah Coloring Page

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Cheetah and a Cheetah Coloring Page. Lots of spots on a bright yellow body really give him that cheetah look.

Drawing of a Cheetah

When students learn how to draw a cheetah, it helps for them to remember that he or she is more than just a cat with some yellow spots. A few specific features will transform them into much more than that.

First of all, the body needs to be narrow. That is what helps the cheetah to be one of the world’s fastest land mammals.

Second, the face has a distinct black line that connects the nose to the eyes. The tutorial below shows an easy way to do that.

Lastly, the fur is filled with lots and lots of small spots. No big ones, just lots of medium and small sized ones, and maybe a few stripes on the tail.

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Cheetah Coloring Page

Cheetah Coloring page, available as a free download.

Materials for Cheetah Drawing

  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tips.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.

How to Draw a Cheetah Step by Step

Time needed: 1 hour.

Draw a Cheetah

  1. Make guidelines. Draw the head shape.

  2. Add the face curves inside. Erase the extra line.

  3. Finish the eyes. Draw a nose and mouth.

  4. Add two ears. Draw the front legs with a slight curve.

  5. Add two back legs.

  6. Draw a long and thick tail.

  7. Add spots and stripes on the tail.

  8. Draw a horizon line, trees and clouds.

  9. Trace with a black marker, fill the spots and color.

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