In this simple lesson, you will learn how to draw a colorful cheetah clipart made from simple basic shapes. This great animal is capable of running at a speed that can reach up to 80 mph. Of course, they can only run that fast for a short period of time. Cheetahs are not an endangered species, but we should be careful before they become one. Most cheetahs are living in Africa, India and some species also live in Asia.
Above you can see the final version of the cartoon cheetah we are trying to achieved. This one is mostly made from rectangular and circular shapes. Colors are subtle and easy to apply. Are you ready to illustrate this fun cartoon animal? Great! Let's proceed with step number one! :)
For this first step, let's start by creating the body and the head using a large rectangle made from a bold outline. On top of the head, draw two small ears made from circles. Then, sketch the tail using a long curved line as shown in the illustration below.
The front legs are made from two small curved lines that are placed on the bottom of the illustration. The arms are created from simple broken lines and are located just above the legs.
In this second step, you can work on the facial features of the cartoon character. First, draw the eyes and the pupils using large circles. Next, you can illustrate the nose using a small oval shape. The mouth is made from two curved lines and a large circular patch can also be added around the mouth.
Cool! This cartoon cheetah is almost finished. Inside the ears, draw two small oval shapes as shown below. Small patches made from circles are drawn on the forehead and the cheeks. Finally, you can draw a small patch on the stomach using a curved line.
In this final step, you can add colors inside the cartoon animal using mostly a bright orange/yellow color. Patches around the face are colored in black, just like the pupils and the nose. You can use a light color for the patches inside the ears, around the mouth and on the stomach of the cheetah.
You can see all steps required below to create a wonderful cheetah clipart made from simple elements. You can also try another version made from simple circular shape if you prefer to create something different.
More fun animals can also be drawn below. Have fun with these additional resources and don't forget to practice often. :)