Learn how to draw a great looking Calico Cat Stretching with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Calico Cat Stretching.
Calico is a beautiful coloration among cats. Would you like to learn how to draw a calico cat stretching? Many different types of cats can have a calico fur pattern.
Calico cats aren't a particular breed, but the pattern is common among American and British shorthairs, Cornish and Devon Rex cats, exotic shorthairs, Maine coons, Japanese bobtails, Norwegian forest cats, Persians, Scottish folds, and Turkish Angoras and vans.
Calico cats were named for calico cloth. This often patterned cloth was imported to Europe from the Indian city of Calicut, from which it derives its name.
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People must have thought that the cat's multicolored fur resembled printed cloth.
Did you know? Almost all calico cats are girls. Why? Because of their DNA. To have this pattern, cats must have one X chromosome that codes for orange fur and one X chromosome that codes for black fur.
Two X chromosomes also make the cat female. This accounts for 99.9 percent of calico cats, but very rarely, a male can also be calico.
This happens when the cat has a genetic disorder called Klinefelter syndrome. The male cat inherits an extra X chromosome in addition to its usual X and Y chromosomes.
Now it's time to bring your new pet home with this calico cat stretching outline. Some cultures even believe that these cats bring good luck!
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Calico Cat Stretching
How to Draw a Great Looking Calico Cat Stretching for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
Easy Calico Cat Stretching Drawing - Step 2
2. Outline the cat’s head. Use overlapping curved lines to sketch the ears, the top of the head, and the cheeks. Pay attention to the short lines indicating fluffy fur on the cheeks and inside the ears.
Easy Calico Cat Stretching Drawing - Step 3
3. Draw a long curved line above the cat’s head and another below it. These will become the arched back and the extended front leg.
Easy Calico Cat Stretching Drawing - Step 4
4. Sketch and detail the front leg. Use a curved line to draw the back of the leg, noting the contours of the elbow and wrist. Then, use overlapping curved lines to draw the toes.
Easy Calico Cat Stretching Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw the remaining foreleg. Again, use long curved lines, noting the contours. Draw the toes using overlapping curved lines. Add claws to the first paw, drawing a sharp, narrow, curved triangle at the tip of each toe.
Easy Calico Cat Stretching Drawing - Step 6
6. Use a series of curved lines to draw the cat’s belly. A single curved line takes up most of the space, but narrowly spaced curved lines indicate fur near the top. Then, extend a line down to begin the rear leg.
Easy Calico Cat Stretching Drawing - Step 7
7. At the base of the leg, draw a series of overlapping lines to create the toes of the paw. Allow the final line to continue upward, forming the back of the leg. Then, extend two curved lines upward from the back and hips, meeting to form the tail. Don’t forget the short lines to indicate fur.
Add More Details to Your Calico Cat Stretching Picture - Step 8
8. Begin drawing the cat’s spots and blotchy patterns. Use straight or gently curved lines to sketch zigzags and geometric shapes.
Complete the Outline of Your Calico Cat Stretching Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete your calico cat stretching outline by drawing more spotted patterns along the cartoon cat’s back and tail.
Color Your Calico Cat Stretching Drawing
Color your cartoon of a calico cat stretching. Calico cats are white in color with black, brown, and orange spots. Muted calicos have gray and cream-colored spots.
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