Learn how to draw a great looking Orange Tabby Cat with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.
By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a perfect Orange Tabby Cat.
Would you like to bring home a new furry friend? You can with the help of this orange tabby cat drawing.
The term "tabby" refers, not to a specific breed of cat, but to a particular pattern of the cat's fur. Tabbies are known for their swirls and stripes.
Though tabbies are domestic cats, many of their wild relatives - the African wildcat, European wildcat, and Asiatic wildcat - have similar patterns. And of course, we can't forget the most famous striped cat of all - the tiger.
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Orange tabbies in particular are sometimes called marmalade cats or ginger tabby cats. There are a number of famous cartoon cats with this orange striped pattern.
Now, get ready to create your own orange tabby cat outline.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing an Orange Tabby Cat
How to Draw a Great Looking Orange Tabby Cat for Kids, Beginners, and Adults - Step 1
1. Begin the orange tabby cat outline by drawing the cat’s face. Use curved lines to outline the upper lid and triangular corner of the cat's eyes, with large round shapes overlapping the lines. Shade the narrow oval-shaped pupils in each eye.
Then, use curved lines to sketch the nose, the “W” shaped mouth, and the lower lip.
Easy Orange Tabby Cat Drawing - Step 2
2. Outline the face and ears. Use curved lines for the cheeks and top of the head. Then, use a series of lines that meet in jagged points to outline the ears, detailing the tufts of fur at the tips and around the openings of the ears. Draw three dots on each side of the nose to indicate the whiskers.
Easy Orange Tabby Cat Drawing - Step 3
3. Extend a curved line from each side of the head, outlining the cat’s neck and body.
Easy Orange Tabby Cat Drawing - Step 4
4. Sketch the cat’s foreleg using a series of lines. Notice how the lines overlap at the knee joint and top of the paw, and how lines meet at jagged points to form tufts of fur. Then, draw curved lines to indicate the toes of the paw.
Easy Orange Tabby Cat Drawing - Step 5
5. Draw the remaining foreleg, again using curved lines - some of which meet at jagged points to indicate tufts of fur. Detail the toes and the fur of the neck with curved lines.
Easy Orange Tabby Cat Drawing - Step 6
6. Draw the rear leg. Use one curved line to outline the haunches, and another the paw. Detail the toes with curved lines.
Easy Orange Tabby Cat Drawing - Step 7
7. Use overlapping curved lines to draw the remaining rear leg and paw. Then, extend parallel curved lines from the cat’s hip. Allow them to meet at a gentle point, forming the tail.
Add More Details to Your Orange Tabby Cat Picture - Step 8
8. Draw stripes along the cat’s tail and side. Use pairs of lines that either cross the entire tail or that meet at jagged points. Then, use short curved lines to detail the color transition at the tip of the tail and above the front paws.
Complete the Outline of Your Orange Tabby Cat Drawing - Step 9
9. Complete your orange tabby cat outline by drawing more stripes on his hips, sides, and face.
Color Your Orange Tabby Cat Drawing
Color your cartoon of an orange tabby cat. This type of cat is typically orange in color with darker stripes. It may be more sandy-brown or yellowish or have a white nose, neck, paws, or tail tip.
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