How to Draw Hyenas
Let's start with the head. First of all draw a circle with a cross in it. The arrows in the image indicate the two main guide lines. Then draw the other lines like in the image, they will help you making the face symmetrical. Add also the base form
Add the base form of the ears using the lines we prepared in the previous step. Draw also two small circles for the eyes and a big circle for the nose.
Draw the form of the head and the hears (make them a little bit fluffy but not too much). Remember that the head is not a perfect circle.
Draw the neck and some fur on the head. The neck has to be quite thick because hyenas are muscular animals, especially the females.
If you want to draw a snarling hyena it's useful to know how the skull is done so you can understand how the jaw moves when the mouth is open. To show its teeth the hyena contracts the skin on the muzzle and also the nose is lifted up. Remember to
Draw the shoulders and the forelegs. The main characteristic of the hyena is that the frontal part of the body is more developed than the back.
December 30, 2012
Description: In this tutorial I'll show you how to draw realistic hyenas, full body and head shot, I've included also some tips on how to draw snarl and teeth. This is my first tutorial, I hope you will find it useful!