How to Draw a Cat in Clothes

Easy, step by step Cat in Clothes drawing tutorial
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Humans have been dressing up their pets for a long time. Ancient Egyptian paintings portray domestic animals with collars or ribbons around their necks, and the collar was perhaps the first pet fashion statement.

Says one resource: "Collars emerged as tools for training and restraint as well as status symbols at the height of civilization. But they were also beautiful works of art."

During the Middle Ages, some pets sported collars of gold and precious stones. In a diary entry from 1833, a British princess wrote of her spaniel named Dash dressed in "a scarlet jacket and blue trousers."

Today, many pet parents dress their fur babies for Instagram photos, parties, or simply a walk around the block.

Some pet attire, though, is not mere fashion - rather, it comes in response to cold weather conditions. Working dogs such as sled dogs are given shoes to protect their feet.

Blankets are placed on short-haired horses. Hairless cats and short-haired dogs may be dressed in sweaters, or in hats and scarves, like this fashion-forward kitty.

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Would you like to draw a cute cartoon cat in clothes? He's not the Cat in the Hat, but he's ready for winter with a toboggan hat and warm scarf. What will you need to complete this easy, step-by-step cartoon drawing tutorial? Only a pen, pencil, or marker and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color your finished drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Cat in the Hat, Firestar from Warrior Cats, and Chibi Cat.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cat in Clothes

Cat in Clothes drawing - step 1
How to Draw a Cat in Clothes Step 01

1. Begin by sketching the cat's cute face. Use curved lines to enclose the irregular rounded shape of the large eyes, the triangular nose, the eyelids, and the crease above the nose. Then, shade a large circle within each eye to indicate the pupils.

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2. Use curved lines to enclose the bean-shaped eyebrows. Draw a curved "W" shaped line below the nose to form the mouth. Extend curved lines to indicate whiskers, and dimple the chin with a short curved line.

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Cat in Clothes drawing - step 3
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3. Outline the cat's face. Draw a long curved line across the forehead, passing behind the eyebrows. Then, use overlapping curved lines to sketch the furry sides of the face.

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4. Use a long curved line to outline the base of the beanie hat. Use curved lines to begin the crown of the beanie and the pom-pom on top.

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5. Use curved lines to enclose the pom-pom and the crown of the hat. Texture the material with vertical curved lines.

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6. Next, draw the scarf. Use overlapping curved lines to draw the portions of the scarf that are wrapped around the neck and doubled over, hanging down from it. Indicate a wrinkle in the material using a curved line.

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7. Draw more curved lines to indicate folds or contours in the fabric. Then, use overlapping curved lines to begin drawing the kitten's leg and paw.

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8. Draw another leg and paw using overlapping curved lines. Draw the chest using a longer curved line.

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9. Use curved lines to sketch the back of the foreleg, the back, and the fluffy tail. Notice the jagged, overlapping curved lines at the tip of the tail that indicate fur.

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Color your cartoon kitten sporting his favorite winter hat and scarf.

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