How to Draw a Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon)

Learn how to draw a great looking Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon) with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon).

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Saber-Toothed Tiger

How to Draw a Great Looking Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon) for Kids and Beginners - Step 1

Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilidon) step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the cartoon saber tooth tiger outline by drawing its face. Use a long curved line for the front of the face and shorter lines to outline the eye. Shade a small round pupil inside the eye.

Easy Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon) Drawing - Step 2

Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilidon) step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Use curved lines to enclose the triangular nose at the front of the face and the incomplete circle at the base of the tooth.

From the circle, extend two curved lines, allowing them to meet at a sharp point. Extend the jawline using a jagged, furry line.

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Easy Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon) Drawing - Step 3

Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilidon) step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use curved lines in a jagged series to draw the lower jaw and the ear. Contour inside the ear with a curved line.

Easy Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon) Drawing - Step 4

Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilidon) step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Use a series of curved lines to draw the furry neck. Then, draw the foreleg. Use long curved lines for the front and back of the leg.

The elbow should be marked by an "M" shape, indicating the texture of the fur. Curl the lines at the bottom and include another overlapping line to form the toes of the paw.

Easy Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon) Drawing - Step 5

Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilidon) step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Use long curved lines with occasional jagged points to sketch the shoulders, back, belly, and rear leg.

Easy Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon) Drawing - Step 6

Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilidon) step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Complete the rear leg, using a long curved line for the back of the leg and several shorter, overlapping lines for the toes.

Easy Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon) Drawing - Step 7

Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilidon) step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Use long, curved lines that overlap at the toes to draw the remaining legs.

Add More Details to Your Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon) Picture - Step 8

Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilidon) step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Finish the final rear leg, then draw the cat's short tail. Use short lines that meet at points to make the tail bushy.

Complete the Outline of Your Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon) Drawing - Step 9

Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilidon) step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Use curved lines that meet at jagged points to texture the fur of the ear, jaw, shoulder, and hips. Use several rows of dots to indicate whiskers on the side of the face.

Color Your Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon) Drawing

Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilidon) step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 11

Your cartoon saber-toothed tiger outline is now complete. Color your drawing.

What do you think saber-tooth cats looked like? Were they sandy brown like lions? Striped like tigers? Spotted? Solid black or white? The choice is yours.

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Learn More About The Saber Tooth Tiger (Smilodon) Drawing

The saber-toothed tiger or Smilodon was a prehistoric predator. You can learn how to draw a saber tooth tiger with the help of this easy, step-by-step animal drawing guide.

Saber-toothed cats are named for their large canine teeth that could grow to be 20 inches long. Smilodon was about the size of a lion.

Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.

If you can imagine this tiger drawing with huge upper teeth, that is what Smilodon may have looked like. On the other hand, they may have had spots like this jaguar drawing.

Fossils of many of these ancient creatures have been found in tar pits in the United States. You won't find a Smilodon in a zoo, but you might see it in a museum - and now, in your sketchbook, too.

For more easy and fun guides, see the How to Draw a Mammoth or Doberman Drawing tutorials.

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