How to Draw the Jiji Cat

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

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Would you like to learn how to draw the Jiji cat? This easy, step-by-step feline drawing guide will help you master the Jiji cat outline.

Jiji is a black cat from the Studio Ghibli anime cartoon Kiki's Delivery Service. The film follows Kiki's journey as she trains to become a full-fledged witch.

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Interestingly, Jiji's personality is different in the Japanese and English language versions of the movie.

In the American version, Jiji is a chatty and sarcastic cat that likes to act proud whilst in the Japanese version, Jiji is cautious and humble, and is always ready to help Kiki.

Jiji also has a girlfriend, a white cat named Lily.

Director and animator Hayao Miyazaki once said of Jiji, "He's part of Kiki. He represents an immature part of her."

Interestingly, in the Japanese version, Kiki loses her ability to communicate with Jiji as she grows up.

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

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing the Jiji Cat

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Jiji Cat Drawing - Step 1

Jiji Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 1

1. Begin the Jiji cat outline by drawing the face. Draw large circles for the eyes, and shade a narrow oval inside each to indicate the pupils.

Enclose a rounded triangle nose and a wide, rounded half-circle shape for the mouth.

Jiji Cat Drawing - Step 2

Jiji Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 2

2. Detail inside the mouth. Use a curved line for the tongue and two small rounded triangles for the teeth. Draw a curved line on each side of the face to outline the round head.

Jiji Cat Drawing - Step 3

Jiji Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 3

3. Use curved lines to trace the black cat's large triangular ears. Connect them at the base with a curved line, and draw a zigzag line inside each. This gives the inside of the ear a furry appearance.

Jiji Cat Drawing - Step 4

Jiji Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 4

4. Contour the side of each ear with a curved line. Extend three curved lines from each side of the face to form the whiskers.

Notice that the lines get successively smaller as they go down. Then, draw a bowtie below the head. Use curved lines to enclose the three rounded shapes.

Jiji Cat Drawing - Step 5

Jiji Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 5

5. Use a series of connected and sometimes overlapping curved lines to draw the cat's chest and foreleg. Notice the lines on the chest that meet at sharp, jagged points, lending a furry appearance.

Jiji Cat Drawing - Step 6

Jiji Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 6

6. Use a long curved line to complete the foreleg. Then, draw the folded rear leg. Use a "C" shaped line for the haunch, and overlapping curved lines for the toes of the paw.

Jiji Cat Drawing - Step 7

Jiji Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 7

7. Extend a long curved line from the bowtie to form the back and enclose the outline of the cat. Notice how the line becomes the toe of the rear foot.

Jiji Cat Drawing - Step 8

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

8. Extend a long curved line from the cat's back and double it back upon itself, enclosing the tail.

Jiji Cat Drawing - Step 9

Jiji Cat step-by-step drawing tutorial: step 9

9. Complete your Jiji cat outline by drawing the remaining front leg. Use overlapping curved lines to sketch the leg and paw.

Complete Jiji Cat Drawing

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

Color your cartoon Jiji cat. He is black with a red bow.

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