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How To Draw A Cat Step By Step (Easy Drawing Tutorial)

Ever wanted to learn how to draw a cat? And not just any cat, a really adorable cat in a cute sitting position? If the answer is yes, then I have the perfect tutorial just for you.

This cat drawing tutorial will get you excited from the start and you’ll be so happy to have chosen to follow along with this guide.

If you’ve never drawn a cat before or maybe you have but want to challenge yourself to draw a cat in a different position, then you’ll find this tutorial much easier to follow along.

All you need is a pencil and we can get started.


Cat Drawing Reference

To make things more simple, here’s a reference image of the cat we’ll be drawing. We will start by drawing the ears and top of the head, then move onto drawing the face and then the rest of the body.

Steps For Drawing A Cat

Step 1

Step 1

STart by drawing the two ears of the cat. Make one more pointy while the other more curved and shape. Between these two ears, draw a curved line for the top of the head to connect these two lines.

Step 2

Step 2

On either side of the ears, draw two curved lines to create the shape of the face. Leave the center of the face open.

Then draw two short lines on the side of that. Head over to the middle of the face and draw the two eyes. Don’t forget to add a dot for the inside.

Then leave a space and in the middle draw a V shape for the nose. Add a short vertical line and joined to that an upside-down V shape for the mouth.

Finally, add a few curved lines to show the whiskers.

Step 3

How To Draw A Cat Step 3

Those two short lines you had drawn previously, extend them further down to a considerable length.

However, for the right side, make that line curvier. Joined to this line, draw a slightly wavy line next to it.

Head back to the other side and draw a short line at an angle.

Step 4

How To Draw A Cat Step 4

The next step you need to do is to draw a curved line on the right side.

Then draw the legs and paws of the cat in the middle of the body to show the cat in a sitting position.

Step 5

How To Draw A Cat Step 5

Now draw the back leg paw and you can do this by drawing a wide curved line. Add the back paw details as well.

Step 6

How To Draw A Cat Step 6

To finish your drawing, add the other side of the cat’s body and you should be done.

I had forgotten to draw the tail but you can go ahead and do this next.

Now, this cat drawing is completed. It’s not necessary to add color but you may do so if you feel it will add some life to this drawing.


So, what did you think of this cat drawing? Did you find it easy to follow along with this tutorial on how to draw a cat?

If you felt it was slightly more challenging than you are used to, don’t worry. Try drawing this cat a few times until you get more familiar with it.

By doing this, it will make drawing a cat easier.

That’s all from me for now but if you are interested in learning to draw other fun things, here are a few tutorials I highly suggest:

How To Draw A Giraffe

How To Draw A Rhino

How To Draw An Elephant

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