Learn how to draw big cats in this comprehensive 11+ Hour video course, animator and wildlife artist Aaron Blaise (“The Lion King”, “Aladdin”, “Beauty and the Beast”) takes you through skills needed to draw accurate animals and improve your art skills.
Watch More Videos and Drawing Lessons on Aaron’s YouTube Channel
Additional How to Draw Big Cat Gallery Images:
Course Video Chapters:
- 01 Lion Heads
- 02 Lion Legs
- 03 Lion Full Body
- 04 Drawing Tiger Heads
- 05 Tiger Locomotion
- 06 Tigers – Line of Action
- 07 Drawing Leopard Heads
- 08 Leopard Bodies
- 09 Cheetah Heads
- 10 Cheetah Bodies & Movement
- 11 Cougar Heads
- 12 Cougar Bodies
View A Gallery of images with more of Aaron’s animal art HERE
NOTE: For your convenience this course is broken up into individual files that you may may stream online or download. Due to file size we strongly recommend you stream the files. Some videos are larger than others so if downloading please be patient as the total course is nearly 14 Gigs of data.
Subtitles & Closed Captions Currently Available for this Course:
- English CC
Copyright Notice – The images, photos, videos, files and content of these course materials are licensed for PERSONAL USE ONLY. Please do not distribute, post or attempt to resell them.
Heather (verified owner) –
Thank you Aaron for your time in teaching us about Big Cats!! This is i believe my 3rd set of tutorials from you and I can’t tell you how much I enjoy your teaching style.You really make everything easy to understand. I’m especially excited to learn more about the Tigers in honor of my alma mater, Auburn University! Just in time for Football season!!
Allen (verified owner) –
Gratitude to Aaron for making this How to series for big cats. This is my first tutorial set and I am not disappointed. His way of explaining things is crystal clear, and is filled with valuable hints and tricks to improve and build on what he teaches. His professionalism with subtle bouts of humor makes this a serious but fun learning adventure. 100% recommended for new and veteran artists alike, this How to set will make a “roaring” impression for anyone wanting to learn, or extend their knowledge, on drawing big cats.
Alejandro (verified owner) –
Aaron thank you very much for all the tutorials, have helped me a lot on understanding anatomy and locomotion of quadrupeds , and as always very clear and easy to understand. useful for any artist , thanks again!
Alejandro (verified owner) –
Hi Aaron , thank you very much , this is the third tutorial, I had the good fortune to buy , as always meets my expectations , very complete and clear to understand, and useful for any artist.
Erica (verified owner) –
I have learned so much from this course and would highly recommend it to anyone. Aaron Blaise delivers the material where it is very informative but not dry. I would not hesitate to get any of the coursed he puts out.
mg4artworks (verified owner) –
What a great course. There’s so much information, hints and tricks. It’s easy to understand, easy to follow (english is not my native language) and with it’s subtle humor it’s also fun to watch. Aaron is a very professional artist and you can feel this throughout the course. I can recommend these tutorials for everyone who’s interested in drawing big cats.
Thank you Aaron, for sharing your knowledge!
mosasakkine (verified owner) –
I love big cats, and this course is amazing, so thank you so much for making it. Could I suggest possibly adding jaguars and snow leopards at some point? Both of them are so distinctly different from the other cats that I think lessons for drawing them would be extremely helpful.
stinkyzootwhiffle (verified owner) –
An absolute must-have for anybody who wants to learn how to draw any of these cats. If you pay attention and study some of what Aaron does here, then you’ll be set to draw them from your head. This course is all about business, from start to finish. Thanks so much for your help, Aaron!
sobisobieraj (verified owner) –
Love this course! I learnt so much about cats body and how they move.
Todd Shaffer (verified owner) –
Excellent source for learning anatomy as well and big cat characteristics. So much better than copying mysterious bulges in book, Aaron’s courses have changed how I draw big cats forever!
Laura.KleinKee (verified owner) –
Aaron is such an amazing teacher, I love the way he explains things. I learned so much about the big cats and am now able to draw them much better than I used to because I understand the way they are built now. I would HIGHLY recommend this course.
Eric Mello (verified owner) –
Best course I’have ever had!! Recomend this for every single person in the ENTIRE UNIVERSE!!!!!!! I really don’t have what to say about it, it is so magnific, then this review will be very small.
rrbonham96 (verified owner) –
I’ve only watched the first video and it’s very frustrating. He just breaks out a drawing of a lion skull and starts drawing lines over it without breaking down the forms at all. What am I supposed to do when I’m just drawing on a sketchpad and don’t have a picture of the skull? I can try to follow the lines he draws but the proportions are always going to end up wonky because he doesn’t explain them at all.
Hello. Sorry you found that video frustrating. The purpose of the lesson is not to show you how to draw a skull. It’s to show you where the forms of a lion’s face sit ON the skull. You see the exterior of a lion not his insides. This lesson is just to give you an idea of why things sit where they do. There are tons of videos in the course so hopefully you continued on with it. Good Luck with Your Art!
Monika Pinzon (verified owner) –
Once again, another AMAZING course! I’ve learned so much about cat anatomy, thanks to Aaron. I’ve also been visiting my local zoo, to draw some cats as well in my sketchbook! Great video quality, and anything and everything I could ask for. However, I would recommend this course for older, a bit more experienced artists, who have had some experience drawing (animals in particular) in the past, if you’re a less-experienced artist, do not fret! I 100% suggest the Character Design course, no matter how good you are at drawing! So many great lessons and courses over there too! <3
Melinda Faulkner (verified owner) –
The big cats are some of my favorite animals of all time. I’m so glad he happened to have this lesson bundle! It’s one of my favorite times of the day when I watch one one of these lessons. I don’t have Photoshop, and I’ve been following along with a pencil and a sketchbook with no problem!
Erica Bey (verified owner) –
This was one of the first courses I took from Aaron Blaise back in 2015. And is one of the courses that hooked me to this website. Aaron is a great instructor and breaks down the anatomy of big cats so that you can understand it. Big cats have become my favorite thing to draw and I owe a lot to this course for it.
Mriganayani Mahesh (verified owner) –
I love the course so far, I’ve only finished lions but I’m really enjoying it. I will say it is not for beginners. The skeletal structure sort of threw me off at first cause I’m practicing on paper. But to me, personally, I liked that it forced me to draw the skeletal structures and see how the proportions work and therefore further simplified the process of putting down the rough sketches for me :3
alyssaliang (verified owner) –
Thank you Aaron for the fantastic teaching programs. I am a beginner. I started taking lessons from you on YouTube. “How to Draw Big Cats” was the first program I bought from your website. I have learned so much from you. Then I bought most of your courses to show my appreciation. It may take me mouths to finish them. I am sure I will enjoy every minute of it . Hope you make more lessons. Thank you!