How to Draw Pete the Cat

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Learn how to draw a great looking Pete the Cat with easy, step-by-step drawing instructions, and video tutorial.

By following the simple steps, you too can easily draw a beautiful Pete the Cat.

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Pete the Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10
Complete Pete the Cat drawing

Do you love storytime with Pete the cat? If so, this Pete the cat drawing is sure to make you smile.

Pete is the star of the Pete the Cat children's books. This cool cat also stars in a cartoon series on Prime Video Kids.

Pete helps kids learn, helps parents be better parents, and encourages everyone to be true to themselves.

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Did you know? Pete is based on a real-life cat! The artist James Dean adopted a black cat, which inspired him to paint the character Pete.

You can draw this Pete the cat outline with the help of our easy-to-follow instructions. If you mess up, don't worry! That's what erasers are for. As Pete himself often says, "It's all good."

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Cat and Dog, Anime Cat Girl, and Chibi Cat.

Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing Pete the Cat

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

Pete the Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the Pete the cat outline by drawing his eyes. Use curved lines to sketch the half-circle shapes.

Easy Pete the Cat Drawing - Step 2

Pete the Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Outline two partial circles in each eye, one inside the other. Shade between the lines. Then, draw an upside-down triangle between the eyes to form Pete’s nose.

Easy Pete the Cat Drawing - Step 3

Pete the Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Outline Pete’s head. Use overlapping curved lines to sketch the top of his head, his triangular ears, and the sides and bottom of his face.

Easy Pete the Cat Drawing - Step 4

Pete the Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Extend curved lines from one side of the face to indicate the whiskers. Then, begin drawing the body. Use a slightly curved line for one side of the neck and the front of the body, and an “L” shaped line for the other side of the neck and the back.

Easy Pete the Cat Drawing - Step 5

Pete the Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Use geometric shapes made of straight lines to continue sketching the legs and belly. One partial rectangle distinguishes the front legs, and the other indicates the front and back legs.

Then, extend curved lines from the opposite side of the face, completing the whiskers.

Easy Pete the Cat Drawing - Step 6

Pete the Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Draw another partial rectangle to distinguish the back legs from one another. Then, draw a tennis shoe on Pete’s front paw.

Use an inverted triangle for the tongue of the shoe, curved lines to outline the sides and sole of the shoe, and short straight lines to indicate the laces. After all, Pete loves his shoes.

Easy Pete the Cat Drawing - Step 7

Pete the Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Draw a straight line to form the back of the final leg. Then, draw a shoe on the adjoining foot. Again, use an inverted triangle for the tongue of the shoe, curved lines to outline the sides and sole of the shoe, and short straight lines to indicate the laces.

Add More Details to Your Pete the Cat Picture - Step 8

Pete the Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 8

8. Extend a pair of curved lines from Pete’s back and hip. Allow them to spiral before meeting at a point, forming the tail.

Then, draw a sneaker on the remaining front foot. Use an inverted triangle for the tongue of the shoe, curved lines to outline the sides and sole of the shoe, and short straight lines to indicate the laces.

Complete the Outline of Your Pete the Cat Drawing - Step 9

Pete the Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Complete your Pete the cat outline by drawing the final shoe. Use an inverted triangle for the tongue of the shoe, curved lines to outline the sides and sole of the shoe, and short straight lines to indicate the laces.

Color Your Pete the Cat Drawing

Pete the Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 10

Color your cartoon of Pete the cat. He is dark blue in color with yellow eyes and red sneakers (or white, blue, or brown shoes, according to what he's been stepping in!).

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