In this drawing tutorial, we will draw a simple cat. With the step-by-step instructions, anyone can create a great looking cat drawing.
We have tried to make the tutorial as easy as possible. Each step is short and simple. If you would like to create a more challenging cat drawing, check out our cartoon cat drawing tutorial.
When you start sketching the first steps in the tutorials, don’t press your pencil too hard. Some of the early lines will be erased before your cat drawing is complete.
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.
We’ll start by drawing an arc close to the top of the paper. Remember to leave enough space for the whole drawing.
Draw another arc for the bottom side of the cat’s face.
Draw an inverted U-shape for one ear.
And another inverted U-shape for the other ear.
Draw a smaller pair of ear shapes inside the ears to give them depth.
Draw a horizontal line at the bottom of the paper. The line should be a be little shorter than the head is wide.
Draw curving lines to connect the horizontal line with the cat’s head.
Sketch a curving S-shape for the tail.
Draw another line parallel to the tail to complete it.
Draw a D-shape for one paw.
Draw another D-shape for the other paw.
Draw an oval above each paw to outline the legs.
Draw one more D-shape for the front paw.
Draw another D-shape for the last paw.
Draw slightly curving lines for the front legs.
Remove the extra lines from the paws.
Draw short lines to separate the toes.
Draw a smiling mouth and a button nose.
Add eyes, eyebrows, and three whiskers on both sides of the mouth.
Your simple cat drawing is complete. You can color it now if you want.
Your printable PDF drawing guide is ready for downloading:
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