How to Draw a Scary Cat

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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.

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Scary Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10
Complete Scary Cat drawing

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.

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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.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Garfield, Tom from Tom and Jerry, and Firestar from Warrior Cats.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Scary Cat

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

Scary Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: 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

Scary Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: 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

Scary Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: 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

Scary Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: 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

Scary Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: 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

Scary Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: 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

Scary Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: 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

Scary Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: 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

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

9. Complete your scary cat outline by drawing its tail. Use curved lines that meet at a sharp point.

Color Your Scary Cat Drawing

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

Color your cartoon of a scary cat. We’ve shaded ours black and given him glowing green eyes.

Easy, step by step Scary Cat drawing tutorial
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