Learn how to draw a great looking Egyptian Cat with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Egyptian Cat.
Did you know that cats were considered sacred in ancient Egypt? Learn more as you complete this Egyptian cat drawing.
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Egyptians were among the earliest people to keep cats as pets, and they were held in extremely high regard.
They were even mummified. "The Greek historian Herodotus reported that killing a cat was forbidden, and when a household cat died, the entire family mourned and shaved their eyebrows.
Families took their dead cats to the sacred city of Bubastis, where they were embalmed and buried in sacred repositories."
The goddess Bastet was catlike in form. Paintings and statues of Bastet have been found by archeologists, and many of these can be viewed in museums.
This Egyptian cat outline shows a statue of a cat as it would have appeared in a hieroglyphic painting.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Egyptian Cat
How to Draw a Great Looking Egyptian Cat for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the Egyptian cat outline sketching the cat’s face in profile. Use a series of slightly curved lines to draw the triangular ear, bulging brow, snout, and lower jaw. Detail inside the ear with a curved “V” shaped line.
Easy Egyptian Cat Drawing - Step 2
2. Use a “V” shaped line to enclose the triangle shape of the remaining ear. Then, draw a “C” shape around the bottom of the nearest ear, indicating an earring. Sketch the eye, with its extended corners and shaded circular pupil. Contour the eyelid and base of the head with curved lines. Then, use thick lines to draw the decorations below the eye.
This is called the eye of Horus, the eye of Ra, the wedjat eye, or the udjat eye. In the Egyptian religion, it symbolized “well-being, healing, and protection.”
Easy Egyptian Cat Drawing - Step 3
3. Use curved lines to draw the cat’s neck. Then, enclose an irregular trapezoid shape to form a collar. Draw a narrow trapezoid dangling from the front of the collar, with a half-circle enclosed in front of it.
Easy Egyptian Cat Drawing - Step 4
4. Use overlapping curved lines to draw the cat’s chest and its long foreleg. Note the contours of the shoulder and elbow.
Easy Egyptian Cat Drawing - Step 5
5. Extend another long curved line to indicate the remaining foreleg. Then, use curved lines to draw the toes of the paw.
Easy Egyptian Cat Drawing - Step 6
6. Use overlapping curved lines to draw the belly, seated rear leg, and paw. Indicate the toes using short lines.
Easy Egyptian Cat Drawing - Step 7
7. Use a long curved line to draw the cat’s back. Then, detail the back of the rear leg using shorter curved lines.
Add More Details to Your Egyptian Cat Picture - Step 8
8. Decorate the collar with a series of parallel lines. Draw inverted triangles below the bottom line. Then, extend a pair of “S” shaped lines from the lower back and allow them to meet at a sharp point. This forms the cat’s tail.
Complete the Outline of Your Egyptian Cat Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete your Egyptian cat outline by drawing a base or pedestal for the statue. Enclose three narrow rectangles, with the upper and lower being slightly longer than the middle shape.
Color Your Egyptian Cat Drawing
Color your cartoon Egyptian cat. We’ve shaded ours black with a gold collar and jewelry.
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