14 Cool Tiger Drawings That Make Great References

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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.

1. Tiger Linework Drawing

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.

linework tiger drawing
Artist Credit: mattsparkzart

2. Pencil Shading Over Ink

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.

Tiger with Pencil Shading Over Ink
Artist Credit: northsidecomics45223

3. Side Profile of Tiger

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.

Side Profile of Tiger
Artist Credit: reyem.art

4. Looking Straight Ahead

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.

tiger with fierce look
Artist Credit: tamasborbola

5. Detailed Tiger Face

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.

tailed Tiger Face
Artist Credit: tattoosbyshannen.cass

6. Roaring Tiger

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.

Roaring Tiger drawing
Artist Credit: trashcan_tattoos

7. Realistic Tiger Drawing

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.

Realistic Tiger Drawing
Artist Credit: pinterest

8. Bengal Tiger

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?

Bengal Tiger Drawing
Artist Credit: agnieszkakwietniewskaart

9. Dotwork Tiger Drawing

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.

Dotwork Tiger Drawing
Artist Credit: solrosbacken

10. Tiger Sketch with Colored Pencil

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.

Tiger Sketch with Colored Pencil
Artist Credit: beautiful_cat_elvira

11. Work in Progress Drawing

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.

Work in Progress Tiger Drawing
Artist Credit: ddayy1

12. Realism Tiger Drawing

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.

Realism Tiger Drawing
Artist Credit: husein_haqiqi

13. Walking the Walk

“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 Mighty Fine Art Crafts on Etsy.

walking tiger drawing
Artist Credit: mightyfineartcrafts

14. Tiger Pencil Drawing

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

tiger pencil drawing
Artist Credit: nicolaeart

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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