Leopard Anatomy Drawing

Artist: Dawn / December 28, 2014

Step 1.

Skeleton - I'm going to dissect this cat anatomy from bone to flesh. Let's observe the skeleton of a basic generic cat. Notice how the bones of a cat aren't as complex as say a human. Though this isn't an exact replica of a feline skeletal structure,   

Step 2.

Organs - Here's a simplistic breakdown of a feline's organs. Notice there isn't much here, just the basics. This reference would be great to use if you're drawing again, gory scenes or some sort of macabre which requires references of feline organs.

Step 3.

The Muscular Anatomy - Here's another breakdown of the muscular components that dress the cat. Study all the various tendon discolorations and the way the muscles intersect with one another.

Step 4.

Again, we must understand why a feline's head is shaped the way it is from the inside out. Here, I dissect the skull of a cat, and show you the teeth and the way they are formed. The upper jaw always overbites the lower jaw. If you ever stretch open    

Step 5.

Here's a lovely breakdown of the paws as many artists aren't aware of how the paw should be structured. Remember, a cat's claws are retractable, therefore, they are hidden within the paw, with only the tip of it seeping out, unlike a dog, where their   

Step 6.

A leopard's spots are pretty tricky to draw and sometimes, a lot of artists get confused as to where to place them and how they should taper. As the surface of the leopard gets smaller (like the face for example), the spots will start to taper smalle   

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: December 28, 2014
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Tags: how to draw lions, how to draw cats, how to draw felines, how to draw big cats, how to draw animal anatomy
Description: So I have two more animal anatomy drawings that I would like to share with everyone. I made these drawings yesterday and they took a while to complete because I had to draw the head of the leopard and then all the drawings of the animal's body both internal and external parts. I love leopards, and I know a lot of members and visitors do too. So go ahead and give this submission a look, because I'm sure that when it comes to drawing leopard anatomy there are things that you didn't know. Adios folks and be sure to stick around for more drawing fun.