How to Draw a Tiger Panda

How to draw a tiger panda image

Here in this "tiger panda" crossover drawing lesson – let’s draw a cute little imaginary creature, one that hints at both of these animals, in its shape, form and color.

Actually – drawing things like this, is so much fun.

It’s all about being creative – and given that animals are so diverse, coming in all sorts of different sizes, looks, patterns, etc. – there’s no end to the number of ways we can combine them…

Coming up with brand new, cool-looking critters.

OK – let’s draw!

How to Draw a "Tiger Panda" Crossover

First thing’s first…

Go ahead and sketch out a simple framework – one composed of the simple shapes that eventually, become the structure of our brand new character.

In doing this ahead of time – lightly sketched, on the paper in front of you…

You’ll have a great indication of how everything will eventually come together – the BIG picture, always in mind.

Here’s how mine looks…

Simple framework for a tiger panda cartoon character

And now, to our tiger panda character – thinking of some of the things that makes a panda look how it looks, and a tiger the same…

Go ahead and begin drawing the eyes.

Notice how instead of drawing circular patches, much like a panda would have – instead, I’ve gone for sharp angular ones, giving off a more cat-like look…

Drawing the eyes and nose for the tiger panda cartoon

Next up then, fading what we previously drew to grey – making things much easier!…

Now go ahead, and around the perimeter of its head – using the framework lines to help you stay on track with the shape…

Sketch in some curved and spiky lines like so. Notice how the lower left and right areas – are similar to how the fur on the face of a tiger looks…

Drawing the head of the tiger panda

Up to its ears now – and again, instead of the circular ears that panda has – I went for more cat-like ones.

Really though, it helps to look at a real image (images) of both of these animals. In doing so, you can pick up on all sorts of little things – those which physically speaking, make each one look the way they do.

Moving down to the arm and left foot now…

How to draw the ears, arm and foot of a cartoon tiger panda

Next up – it’s simple curved lines, those which bring out the character’s belly, the rest of its leg, and also…

It’s paw.

Notice how I’ve only drawn one arm and paw. The other – obscured by the animal’s body, can be left out – as we can’t see it from this angle.

Drawing the leg and tummy of the tiger panda

Tiny curvy details – continue on, bringing forth a one-of-a-kind look, for your almost complete, tiger panda crossover character.

Here’s how it looks, with a few more details – and with its left leg complete…

Drawing the details for the cartoon tiger panda

Well, things are looking pretty neat – I’d say.

Here now, take a look at this character – minus any underlying framework lines, and also – completely leveled out to black, once again.

Black lineart for a cartoon tiger panda drawing

And then – just as always – finish up your drawing, with some color – those which in this case…

Cartoon tiger panda image

Clearly bring out a resemblance – to a panda bear, more so than a tiger.

But of course, we still have those three little marks on its forehead – signifying stripes of course.

And there you have it! Another cartoon drawing lesson, complete.

Hope you enjoyed it. See you again really soon, for another one.