In this tutorial, we will draw a cute cartoon cat. The tutorial is quite easy, but if you’re looking for the simplest cat drawing tutorial, check out our How to Draw a Simple Cat drawing guide.
We will use some basic shapes to create the outline of the cat. These shapes will be erased later in the tutorial, so sketch with a light hand.
In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
You don’t need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
You can find a video version of this drawing tutorial below, as well as a printable PDF version.
If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Simple Cat, Simple Dog, and Cartoon Dog.
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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cartoon Cat
Start by drawing a circle close to the top left of your paper.
Draw another, slightly smaller, circle to the right and below and connect it to the first circle with an arc.
Outline the body by drawing two more lines that connect the circles.
Draw four curvy lines for the legs.
Sketch an S-shape for the tail.
Draw another curving line to complete the tail.
Outline the legs by drawing two lines on both sides of each leg line we drew in step 4).
Erase the extra lines at the body and legs.
Draw jagged lines on both sides of the face for some bushy facial fur.
Place two arcs for the ears.
Draw an oval for the cat’s muzzle.
Draw smaller arcs inside the ears.
Draw D-shapes for the eyes.
Add some details to the cat’s face by drawing the pupils and eyebrows.
Draw the mouth and nose in the muzzle area.
Highlight the eyes and pupils.
Add details to the paws and tail.
Draw lines to separate the belly from the rest of the body.
Draw short lines to details the toes.
Color your cartoon cat drawing.
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