How to Draw a Cat Skeleton

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Learn how to draw a great looking Cat Skeleton with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

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Complete Cat Skeleton drawing
Complete Cat Skeleton drawing

Would you like to learn how to draw a cat skeleton? Whether you're looking to make feline Halloween decorations or working on a science project, this cat drawing guide has the help you need.

Why might you draw a cat skeleton outline?

People often pair animals and human skeletons in creating scary scenes for Halloween, Día de los Muertos (the Day of the Dead), or similar holidays.

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At other times, illustrations of bones are used to learn about anatomy - the science concerning the structure of animals.

You might decide to make a science fair project or report on cat anatomy, and this drawing can help.

Did you know? X-ray machines allow you to see the bones inside - inside your body or even a cat's.

If you liked this drawing tutorial, see also the following guides: Catwoman drawing, The Jiji Cat drawing, and Cat in Clothes drawing.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Cat Skeleton

How to Draw a Great Looking Cat Skeleton for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1

Cat Skeleton step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the cat skeleton outline by drawing the skull. Use a long curved line to trace an incomplete oval shape. At the bottom, use “V” shaped lines to create triangular fangs, then connect them with a curved line, enclosing the outline.

Draw two inverted teardrop shapes for the orbits or eye holes, and a small heart shape for the nasal cavity, where the nose would have been.

Easy Cat Skeleton Drawing - Step 2

Cat Skeleton step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Draw two rounded triangles on top of the skull to indicate the ears. These help us recognize the drawing as a cat, although a cat’s ears contain no such bones. Then, draw a flattened oval beneath the fangs to indicate the lower jaw.

Easy Cat Skeleton Drawing - Step 3

Cat Skeleton step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Draw a wavy, rectangular shape below the head to indicate the vertebra or neck bone. Below this, outline the irregular shape as pictured. This indicates the clavicle and scapula, bones of the chest and shoulder.

Easy Cat Skeleton Drawing - Step 4

Cat Skeleton step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Draw a typical bone shape in one of the indentions of the shoulder bones. Below it, draw another. This forms the cat’s front leg.

Easy Cat Skeleton Drawing - Step 5

Cat Skeleton step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Draw a bone shape in the second indention, with another below it. This forms the remaining foreleg.

Easy Cat Skeleton Drawing - Step 6

Cat Skeleton step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw a series of irregular round shapes between the upper arms. Then, draw an oval at the bottom of each leg with several teardrop shapes extending from it. These are the cat’s paws and claws.

Easy Cat Skeleton Drawing - Step 7

Cat Skeleton step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

7. Draw the rib cage using a series of long “U” shaped lines. Then, draw two more irregular shapes, indicating the spine.

Add More Details to Your Cat Skeleton Picture - Step 8

Cat Skeleton step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Draw an irregular oval between the front legs and a large irregular round shape below the spine. These suggest the bones of the pelvis.

Complete the Outline of Your Cat Skeleton Drawing - Step 9

Cat Skeleton step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Complete your cat skeleton outline by drawing a series of irregular rounded rectangles extending from the hip. The shapes should become gradually smaller, terminating with a teardrop shape. These indicate the bones of the cat’s tail.

Color Your Cat Skeleton Drawing

Cat Skeleton step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your cartoon cat skeleton. We’ve shaded ours as a black silhouette. Bones, though, are often white, and fossilized bones are brown.

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