15 Cool Tiger Drawings That Make Great References

Get inspired by these cool tiger drawings. Tigers are one of the most majestic animals on Earth. With their powerful build and striking stripes, they are definitely a sight to behold.

If you’re looking for some inspiration, take a look at these cool tiger drawings done by some pretty talented artists. With practice, you’ll learn how to capture the essence of this beautiful creature in your own artwork. So get inspired, and start drawing some tigers of your own.

Facts About Tigers

Tigers are the largest cats in the world. They can weigh up to 660 pounds and measure up to 10 feet long. Tigers are one of the most endangered animals on Earth, with only around 3,000 remaining in the wild.

Tigers are incredibly agile and can jump up to 16 feet high. Additionally, the stripes on their fur help them camouflage with the sunlight that filters through treetops to the jungle floor.

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Tiger Linework Drawing

linework tiger drawing
Artist Credit: mattsparkzart

This tiger linework drawing is so creative and original. As you can see, the tiger is being drawn by using lines to create the art piece.

Pencil Shading Over Ink

Tiger with Pencil Shading Over Ink
Artist Credit: northsidecomics45223

The shading for this tiger was done with pencil over ink. I love the detail that this technique has given the drawing. It really makes the stripes stand out.

Side Profile of Tiger

Side Profile of Tiger
Artist Credit: reyem.art

If you would like to practice drawing the side profile of a tiger, this picture makes a great reference. The artist has used brush pens to create a greyscale with ink.

Looking Straight Ahead

tiger with fierce look
Artist Credit: tamasborbola

I just love how this tiger is looking straight ahead. The detail here is just amazing. Plus, the artist was really able to capture the fierceness that’s shown in the tiger’s eyes.

Detailed Tiger Face

tailed Tiger Face
Artist Credit: tattoosbyshannen.cass

How amazing is this detailed drawing of a tiger’s face? Believe it or not, this is actually a tattoo design that was done using procreate. The artist is super talented.

Roaring Tiger

Roaring Tiger drawing
Artist Credit: trashcan_tattoos

Look at this awesome tiger roar! It looks like the artist used the Uni Pin drawing pen and the Derwent graphic pencil (4b) to create this beautiful piece of art.

Realistic Tiger Drawing

Realistic Tiger Drawing
Artist Credit: pinterest

This realistic tiger drawing is absolutely fantastic. This is definitely an advanced skill-level art piece. However, even if you’re new to drawing, you can be inspired by this drawing.

Bengal Tiger

Bengal Tiger Drawing
Artist Credit: agnieszkakwietniewskaart

The Bengal Tiger is the national animal of Bangladesh. There are many interesting facts about tigers. For example, did you know that a tiger’s stripes are like fingerprints – no two are exactly alike?

Dotwork Tiger Drawing

Dotwork Tiger Drawing
Artist Credit: solrosbacken

If you’ve ever thought about practicing dotwork, now is the perfect time with your tiger drawing. Yes, it will be a challenge, but the results will be worth it.

Tiger Sketch with Colored Pencil

Tiger Sketch with Colored Pencil
Artist Credit: beautiful_cat_elvira

Here’s a sketch of a tiger that was done using colored pencils. To see more amazing art from this artist, be sure to check out their Etsy shop.

Work in Progress Drawing

Work in Progress Tiger Drawing
Artist Credit: ddayy1

Here’s a drawing of an unfinished tiger. This is great for anyone who needs to see a work in progress. The next steps are to finish the stripe pattern and work on the shading.

Realism Tiger Drawing

Realism Tiger Drawing
Artist Credit: husein_haqiqi

The artist behind this drawing is practicing realism drawing. Realism is an art style that focuses on making your art pieces look as realistic and true-to-life as possible.

Walking the Walk

walking tiger drawing
Artist Credit: mightyfineartcrafts

“Walking the Walk” is an art piece taken from a graphite pencil drawing. It was created in a photo-realistic style and is available for purchase from the artist.

Tiger Pencil Drawing

tiger pencil drawing
Artist Credit: nicolaeart

This tiger pencil drawing was created using Prismacolor pencils on Strathmore paper. This drawing can be purchased from Nicolae Art on Etsy.

As you can see, tigers are amazing creatures that are worth celebrating. With their strength and beauty, they remind us of the power and wonder of nature.

I hope you’ve enjoyed these tiger drawings as much as I have. If you’d like to see more, be sure to check out the posts below for more fascinating animals.

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I'm Tiffany, author of the 30-Day Drawing Challenge Workbook. I'm a crafting expert and writer with over 12 years of experience. I love sharing my passion for crafting, which includes crocheting, drawing, painting, and DIY projects.