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CHEETAH & LEOPARD PRINTS DRAWING TUTORIAL

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Leopard, tiger and cheetah prints are among the most popular fashion motifs ever.  So you definitely need to know how to distinguish them in your illustrations. In this sketching tutorial, you will learn an easy way of drawing both cheetah and leopard patterns.

INTRO

From stripes of a tiger to leopard spots, the patterns of the world’s largest cats have been constants within the fashion world. Powerful and graceful hunters, they bring the sense of “primal instincts” and “cunning”. Leopard and cheetah – these two wild cats have distinctive patterns that are often confused.

cheetah print leopard drawing

Cheetah has a more simple pattern that consists of solid black rounded spots.  

cheetah print leopard drawing tutorial

Leopard has a more complex pattern comprised of clusters of black and brown spots which resemble roses, called rosettes.

 

CHEETAH +LEOPARD PRINTS DRAWING TUTORIAL

TOOLS USED:

SKETCH ONE (CHEETAH PRINT| Alexander Wang):

W&N Tan Promarker http://amzn.to/2hIhVfQ
W&N Warm Grey 5 Promarker http://amzn.to/2hX8cz7
W&N Marker Pad http://amzn.to/2gNHb2P
W&N Black Promarker http://amzn.to/2hwmeuw
Prismacolor Premier white pencil http://amzn.to/2ho0yA8
Correction Pen http://amzn.to/2inzYUU
Sakura Pigma Micron fineliner 0.1 and 0.5 http://amzn.to/2hyWCe5
Mechanical pencil 0.5 http://amzn.to/2hjII2w

SKETCH TWO (LEOPARD PRINT| DSQUARED):

W&N Vanilla Promarker http://amzn.to/2gNTnk3
W&N Caramel Promarker http://amzn.to/2hwsceJ
W&N Poppy Red Promarker http://amzn.to/2lN6ar1
W&N Shale Promarker http://amzn.to/2lMRkRt
W&N Black Promarker http://amzn.to/2hwmeuw
Sakura Pigma Micron fineliner 0.1 http://amzn.to/2hyWCe5
W&N Marker Pad http://amzn.to/2gNHb2P
Prismacolor Premier black & white pencils http://amzn.to/2ho0yA8

* Winsor&Newton. If you use markers of a different brand, check out this Promarker color chart to match the colors.  

STEP 2 – SKETCH PREPARATION

In Step 3, we will follow two video tutorials. In one of them, we are going to render Alexander Wang cheetah print coat from his 2016 Pre-Fall collection. In the second video, we’ll be working with Dsquared jacket with leopard print.  Both tutorials show the rendering of complete looks.

You can prepare your own sketch or you can download free printable templates that I’ve created specifically for this class. Just click on the image below and you will get two templates as a PDF file.

cheetah print leopard drawing tutorial free template link

STEP 3 – SKETCH RENDERING

By now you should have your sketches ready for rendering. 😊


STEP 4 – DESIGN PROJECT

Ready to experiment with cat prints? In this step, you can experiment with newly learned techniques. You can use them for coats, bags, shoes, coffee cups, lingerie – basically anything. 😻 So let’s bring some exotic sophistication! 🐅 🐯 You can submit your illustration in a comment section below.

 

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