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Tutorial: Snow Leopard Head #1 by DeyVarah Tutorial: Snow Leopard Head #1 by DeyVarah
First in a series of tutorials which I'll slowly be making in the future. This is to show how to basically construct a snow leopard head from a frontal perspective, more precisely this is how I do it.

I thought before I go into detail about feline anatomy in general I'd put out some stuff on my favorite big cat <3 I just love snow leopard anatomy, especially their faces are so much fun to draw!
Next up will be side/profile view.

I hope some of you will find this useful!

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tailblaze Featured By Owner Dec 10, 2014  Student Digital Artist
i would like to ask if you would ever do a tutorial like this. on how to draw a (fall body) snow leopard. it is something i am needing a lot of practise on. 
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Dec 11, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I will try to do that sometime in the near future!
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Ickshii Featured By Owner Jul 14, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for making this, I stumbled upon it while looking for an appropriate reference image and it was very helpful.  I didn't follow it exactly, but it gave me a good idea for proportions since I have little to no experience drawing snow leopards and was making a reference for one of my characters.  Your tutorial was helpful to me here! ickshii.deviantart.com/art/Ref…

Thank you again!! <3
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, you're so welcome! :) I'm blown away by your result, it turned out gorgeous and I'm so glad I could contribute to that! <3
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Ickshii Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks <33
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UnknownLioness Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Your tutorial help a lot! Not only for snow leopard, but for all felines.
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It makes me very happy to hear that ^_^
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ImthenD Featured By Owner Feb 6, 2014  Student General Artist
great, thanks for this tutorial :heart:
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AliceKiokami Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2014  Hobbyist
Ya se dibujar leopardos de las nieves >:D XD
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EmoAlbi Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013
Wooaw Ce tutorial est super... je comprend facilement comment faire merci !!
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Merci beaucoup :>
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EmoAlbi Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2013
no problem ^^
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marian436 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
que hermosa imagen gracias por colocar como lo has hecho.. espero ver mas tutoriales tuyos son muy bellos
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Muchas gracias! Quiero hacer más tutoriales en el futuro. Perdona mi terrible espanol >_<;;
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marian436 Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2013
ok estare esperando esos tutoriales proximos tuyos. me encanto este.. y me gusta mucho los felinos para dibujar..
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AK-Shade Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
vielen dank für die tutorials^^die haben mir suuuper geholfen :)
und dein Sona DeyVarah ist so cool!
ich hab auch ein schneeleofursona XD
wäre es vielleicht möglich ein tutorial zu machen für den schneeleokörper?
natürlich nur wenn du lust und zeit dafür hast =)
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Freut mich sehr, dass du die tutorials hilfreich fandst :) Ich will definitiv auch noch weitere machen, wenn ich dazu komme xD
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AK-Shade Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
das freut mich wirklich sehr^^
und ich glaub mein fursona hat sich schon in
deinem verguckt XD
und ich muss noch den RPG Comic loben..der ist voll cool :)
freu mich schon auf weitere Seiten
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, aww x3 Danke nochmal :3
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CrowClaws Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Student Digital Artist
Very useful! Especially since snows are hard T^T

Thanks for making these :D
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad you found them useful :) Snowies are quite unique <3
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XXStigerstar Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Thank you so much for making this, I have been having a hard time on making the muzzel kinda pop out! Thank you!!!! XD
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner May 27, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem :) Glad I could help!
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ljsraksha Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
This is awesome, I am totally using it
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you find it useful! :D
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ljsraksha Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
i find it very useful
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Katsweery Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awsome tutorial! Thanks so much!
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks! Glad you like it :)
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Ariade Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh das ist wirklich sehr Praktisch!
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Freut mich, dass du das findest :)
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DrazziElder Featured By Owner Dec 4, 2012  Student General Artist
I often have problems with drawing front views. This is useful.
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Glad you think so :)
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queen-of-nine-skies Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
do you use it?? ;)
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't draw every line like this but generally, this is how I construct heads, yes.
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queen-of-nine-skies Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2012  Hobbyist Artist
thanx
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icronje Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012
Thank you so much, just what I was looking for!
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :3 Glad you find it useful!
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Yasuko-a Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2012  Student General Artist
This is so helpful oh my gosh thanks so much!! and i agree with kitiaramajere cat heads are tough :(
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kitiaramajere Featured By Owner Aug 14, 2012
i have the hardest time with cat heads for some reason... thanks for this!
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0-EmoLeopard-0 Featured By Owner May 8, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
This is a great help, but I believe that the reason snow leopards have small ears is to minimise heat loss, on the same principle that desert hares have large thin ears with many blood vessels.
But the rock theory is interesting, thank you!
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. Yes, of course you're right about the size of the ears being related to the cold climate snow leopards live in. I head the rock theory in some documentary, though and I was talking more about the positioning of the ears rather than their size. I could still remeber it wrong though :)
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0-EmoLeopard-0 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Huh, interesting! I’ll remember that! And thanks for the tutorial- the facial structure parts have really helped my sketches! :)
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No problem! I'm glad you find it helpful :)
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0-EmoLeopard-0 Featured By Owner May 9, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No worries! And thankyou again! I will have to ,look through your gallery for some more amazing art~!
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Voodoofox3 Featured By Owner May 3, 2012  Student General Artist
oh my god thankyou so much for this!!
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You're welcome :aww:
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Voodoofox3 Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Student General Artist
:D i could draw felines pretty well already but this tutorial just boosted my skills and led me in the right direction. thanks!
and ps. have you ever done a tutorial on how to draw paws??
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner May 4, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That's good to hear! Glad I could help :)
I haven't done anything besides these two head tutorials yet but I plan on making more tutorials in the future, paws are probably be in there!
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DemonFireKirara Featured By Owner Apr 4, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I wanted to thank you for taking the time to share your knowledge with the community :heart:
Also, I thought you may want to check out some pics I made after viewing your tutorial:
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I hope you make a lot more of these!
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DeyVarah Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I'm glad those tutorials can help others, I'm still always a bit apprehensive about doing them since I'm not perfect in most of these things either... but it's great to see that they're actually helpful! :aww:
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