How To Draw a Tiger

Would you like to draw a cartoon tiger? Now you can with our free step-by-step how to draw a tiger tutorial!

Scroll down to find a download button, print the step-by-step images to follow along, and in a matter of minutes, your tiger drawing will be all ready to be shared with your friends and family. 

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Easy tiger drawing steps!

Simple how to draw a tiger easy steps 

Roar! This tiger drawing tutorial has everything: from how to draw the tiger’s stripes, to the paws, and even the tail and claws. 

We created this drawing guide with kids in mind, so everyone can join in regardless of their age or drawing experience. This tutorial is perfect for everyone that simply wants to learn how to draw a tiger. 

Learning how to draw a cartoon tiger helps kids increase their imagination, enhance their fine motor and coordination skills, and develop a healthy way of displaying their emotions.

Grab your pencil and let’s get started!

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Learning how to draw a tiger has never been easier!

Let’s learn how to draw a tiger

Follow this easy how to draw a tiger step-by-step tutorial and you will be drawing your own in no time:

How to draw a tiger- kids activities blog- step 1- text: Let's start! Draw a circle and add a rounded rectangle. Notice it's smaller at the top.
Let’s start! Draw a circle and add a rounded rectangle. Notice it’s smaller at the top.

Step 1

Let’s start drawing our tiger! Draw a circle and add a rounded rectangle. Notice it’s smaller at the top.

How to draw a tiger- kids activities blog- step 2 - text: Add two circles and erase extra lines.
Add two circles and erase extra lines.

Step 2


Add two circles and erase extra lines – these are the ears.

How to draw a tiger- kids activities blog- step 3 - text: Add an arched line to the head.
Add an arched line to the head.

Step 3


Add an arched line to the head.

How to draw a tiger- kids activities blog- step 4- text:  Add a drop shape. Notice the bottom is flatter.
Add a drop shape. Notice the bottom is flatter.

Step 4


To make the tiger’s body, add a drop shape. Notice the bottom is flatter than the upper part.

How to draw a tiger- kids activities blog- step 5 - text:  Add two arched lines straight down the middle,
Add two arched lines straight down the middle,

Step 5


Add two arched lines straight down the middle – they look like a ‘W’!

How to draw a tiger- kids activities blog- step 6 - text: Now add two big ovals and two smaller horizontal ones.
Now add two big ovals and two smaller horizontal ones.

Step 6


Now add two big ovals to the sides and two horizontal smaller ones. These are the legs and paws.

How to draw a tiger- kids activities blog- step 7 - text: Draw a tail using curved lines and half a circle to each ear.
Draw a tail using curved lines and half a circle to each ear.

Step 7


Draw a tail using curved lines and half a circle to each ear.

How to draw a tiger- kids activities blog- step 8 - text: Great! Let's add some details. Draw little ovals for the eyes, a triangle for the nose, also add a line coming down from the nose and stripes to the whole body.
Great! Let’s add some details. Draw little ovals for the eyes, a triangle for the nose, also add a line coming down from the nose and stripes to the whole body.

Step 8


Great! Let’s add some details. Draw little ovals for the eyes, a triangle for the nose, also add a line coming down from the nose and stripes to the whole body.

How to draw a tiger- kids activities blog- step 9 - text: Wow! Amazing job. You can get creative and add different details.
Wow! Amazing job. You can get creative and add different details.

Step 9


Well done! You can add fangs or other details you want.

Good job! Your tiger sketch is all done! Get your crayons and give it fun colors!

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