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How to Draw a Kawaii Cute Tiger Face

I love drawing cute chibi animals.

These types of drawings are super cute to add to any notebook or planner and they also make great drawing projects for kids.

I’ve already done a lot of tutorials on drawing cute and kawaii animals that you can check out here.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to draw a cute kawaii tiger face step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this:

9 - add blush spots

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I am currently using an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.

How to Draw a kawaii tiger face – Step by Step for Beginners

I always start with simple and easy shapes.

We’ll start by drawing the top of the cute tiger’s head – I’m just going to draw a small slight curve like this.

1 - draw the top of the tiger's head

Next, we’ll draw the little tiger’s ears – so I’m going to draw 2 large C shaped curves like this:

2 - draw the cute tiger's ears

Take your time with this – these shapes are crucial to getting your tiger looking just right.

Now remember, it’s not necessary for your shapes to look perfect. The more imperfect it is, the more cute it will actually look.

We will draw the rest of the tiger’s head like below:

3 - draw the rest of the face

And your tiger head is done!

Let’s finish this tiger drawing by drawing 2 eyes and a nose.

4 - draw the eyes and nose

Then, let’s draw the stripes on the tiger!

We’re going to start with the stripes on the tiger’s cheeks.

5 - draw the stripes on the side of the face

Next, we’ll draw stripes on top of the tiger’s head like this:

6 - draw the stripes on top of the tiger's face

And we’re done!

Let’s color our handsome tiger face!

We’ll color the whole tiger’s face orange.

7 - color the tiger's face orange

Then, we’ll color the ears a lighter orange and add a small white accent on the bottom part of the face.

8 - add an accent

Last, we’ll just add 2 blush spots and we’re done!

9 - add blush spots
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You’ve learned how to draw a cute tiger face step by step!

You can go ahead and add this drawing to your planner or notebook to make it come to life!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute tiger face. You can also use this as a tiger face reference drawing.

If you’d like to learn to draw more cute things, check out these books!

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

If you are interested in drawing in a kawaii style and then selling clipart or merchandise on Etsy, check out this course!

Learn how to create kawaii characters.

My old bud Ilaria (we’ve been friends on Instagram back when I had Instagram) created this course! I’ve watched her grow from 0 followers, and I’m so, so proud of her!

And believe it or not, there is not 1 single good online course about learning how to draw kawaii art and then making physical stickers on the internet. I’ve been looking for a course like this for a long, long time.

And it’s finally here!!!

You can create your own stickers and print them and sell them on Etsy or any space! She goes into detail about how to draw the characters.

This is by far one of the best courses I’ve taken that is so cute and so educational.

The course is in English, and it’s amazing!

What do you need?

A sketchbook, Photoshop, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets.

Even if you don’t want to make stickers and just draw kawaii characters, this course is perfect!

Check it out here!

And if you are really keen on improving your drawings or you want to create cute kawaii animals and kawaii people, check out this second course by Sara.

Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.

It is in Italian but it comes with subtitles and it’s really easy to follow.

Check it out here!

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If you are just getting started with ProCreate, I highly recommend this course: Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101

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