Jaguar Drawing: Step 9

Jaguar Drawing

Need to demonstrate to a child how to draw a jaguar drawing?

Expect 9 easy steps to follow, kids will enjoy creating their own jaguar on paper. Also included is a printable version of this jaguar drawing tutorial.

Perfect for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw their own jaguar.

Drawing is much more fun when you have a easy-to-understand lesson to reference. Enjoy!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • Jaguar Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
Jaguar Drawing: All Steps

We will arrive at a finished drawing of a jaguar by working on one area at a time. It will take 9 steps to complete as we continue to create each area which will get us closer to the completed work of art. The final artwork will be finished off with color resulting in a work of art you will love!

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Draw The Face

    Jaguar Drawing: Step 1

    First, draw two shaded ovals for the eyes. Next, create a rounded triangle for the nose. Now, make a rounded shape connected to the bottom of the nose as shown. Then, form the bottom of the mouth by making a line curving upwards.

  2. Outline The Head

    Jaguar Drawing: Step 2

    Outline the rounded shape of the jaguar’s head.

  3. Attach The Ears

    Jaguar Drawing: Step 3

    Attach the jaguar’s ears by making a pointed shape with a diagonal line on both sides of its head.

  4. Outline The Body

    Jaguar Drawing: Step 4

    Outline the elongated shape of the jaguar’s body.

  5. Attach The Legs

    Jaguar Drawing: Step 5

    Form the jaguar’s legs attached to the bottom of its body as shown.

  6. Add The Tail

    Jaguar Drawing: Step 6

    Add the thin wavy shape of the jaguar’s tail attached to its body.

  7. Form The Underbelly

    Jaguar Drawing: Step 7

    Form the jaguar’s underbelly by drawing a curved line as shown. Make sure to erase any parts of the underbelly that overlap with the legs!

  8. Draw The Fur Pattern

    Jaguar Drawing: Step 8

    Jaguars have rose-like patterns on their fur called rosettes. To draw these rosettes, create small rounded and C-shaped blobs on the jaguar’s fur as shown.

  9. Complete The Jaguar Drawing

    Jaguar Drawing: Step 9

    Let’s finish our jaguar drawing by adding some color! First, shade the nose and inner part of the ears with a brown crayon. Next, use a white crayon to shade the mouth, underbelly, and inner parts of the legs and tail. Then, use a combination of yellow and orange crayons to fill in the rest of the jaguar’s body.

Jaguar Drawing PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Jaguar Drawing. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!

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