Learn how to draw a great looking Scary Cat with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Scary Cat.
Some people think cats are scary. Do you? Would you like to learn how to draw a scary cat?
Many people keep cats as pets, but others are frightened of these diminutive animals.
Why? Well, much of this discontent can be traced to ancient mythologies and superstitions concerning cats.
Cats were once thought to have mystical or magical powers and associate with goddesses. For example, the Egyptian goddess Bastet, Greek goddess Artemis, and the Roman goddess Diana could appear in cat form.
Scroll down for a downloadable PDF of this tutorial.
Later, these goddesses' associations with cats were ascribed to the Virgin Mary in Christian iconography.
Many cultures also have negative superstitions around cats, believing they are bad luck. For example, you may have heard someone say that it is bad luck if a black cat crosses your path.
In Medieval times, cats were thought to be supernatural beings who spent time with witches, enhancing their powers.
This evil cat drawing embraces the superstition about black cats. It also enhances some of the cat's real-life physical features - its sharp claws and its large eyes, which help it to see in the dark, sometimes eerily reflecting light.
Do you have your pencil and paper handy? Are you ready to tackle the scary cat outline? Don't fear - with practice, you will master this and other animal drawings.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Scary Cat
How to Draw a Great Looking Scary Cat for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the scary cat outline by drawing its cartoon face. Outline the half-circle eyes using thick lines. Shade a small triangle at each of the inner corners.
Then, use slightly curved lines to trace the blocky, geometric nose, mouth, jaw, and cheeks. Draw short curved lines between the eyes to suggest a maniacally furrowed brow.
Easy Scary Cat Drawing - Step 2
2. Enclose the cat’s eyes and top of the head using overlapping curved lines. Outline the inner ear with “L” shaped lines.
Easy Scary Cat Drawing - Step 3
3. Use straight lines to draw the geometric shape of the chest and a gently curved line for the back. Contour the neck with a short, straight line.
Easy Scary Cat Drawing - Step 4
4. Use curved lines to trace the cat’s forelimb, noting the bend of the shoulder and elbow.
Easy Scary Cat Drawing - Step 5
5. Use a curved line to finish outlining the forearm. Then, draw the paw with its talon-like claws. Extend lines above and below the arm, indicating the belly.
Easy Scary Cat Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw the remaining foreleg. Use long curved lines for the limb itself, and overlapping curved lines for the toes of the paw. Then, enclose the rear leg and paw.
Easy Scary Cat Drawing - Step 7
7. Use overlapping curved lines to sketch the bottom of the rear paw, bottom of the torso, and remaining rear leg. Indicate the toes using a series of ovals.
Add More Details to Your Scary Cat Picture - Step 8
8. Completely enclose the outline, using curved lines for the hip and back.
Complete the Outline of Your Scary Cat Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete your scary cat outline by drawing its tail. Use curved lines that meet at a sharp point.
Color Your Scary Cat Drawing
Color your cartoon of a scary cat. We’ve shaded ours black and given him glowing green eyes.
Click HERE to save the tutorial to Pinterest!
Scary Cat Drawing Tutorial - Easy & Fun Printable Pages
Join now and get immediate access to thousands of printable drawing instruction and practice pages!
Still seeing ads or not being able to download the PDF?
First, check that you're logged in. You can log in on the member login page.
If you're still not able to download the PDF, the likely solution is to reload the page.
You can do this by clicking the browser reload button.
It is a circular arrow-shaped icon at the top of the browser window, typically found in the upper-left side (you can also use keyboard shortcuts: Ctrl+R on PC and Command+R on Mac).