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Uploaded: October 22, 2009
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 6
Updated: June 5, 2010
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Now that I have three lessons uploaded all I have to do now is get two more tutorials up. Lets start this description by saying that, you will now be taught “how to draw cats", step by step. Cats are very funny animals. I find that these feline friends are so incredibly entertaining that I would literally watch a cat act silly, instead of watching some crappy low budget flick that I seen a bunch of times before. Right now I have a kitten that is about three months old, and he is off the wall. When I first got him he was such a little runt, just watching him jump was funny. Anyway, drawing cats is a cool way to be creative, and draw a picture of your own cat or a cat you like in a cartoon or movie. The only cool cat that I can think of is Jinx from “Meet the Parents”. Jinx was a cat of many talents which is what being a cat is all about. Dogs are in a class all of their own. They are like people, and they act like kids. I have a dog and she is full of energy, and she is also very playful and sometimes stubborn which makes it even worse. I love the way the drawing came out. This cat looks really cool in it's cartoon form. I do already have a lesson on a cartoon cat, a chibi cat, and even a little yellow kitten. Let’s face it, it is always fun drawing cats even if they are a bit hard sometimes. When I was a novice artist, drawing a cat was one of the hardest things for me to do. Something so simple it seems, was really difficult. Since cats have small features, I decided the best way to teach myself how to draw a cat would be to draw a few big cats first. I start sketching out lions, tigers, panthers, jaguars, and cheetahs. Once I had a good idea on how to approach a cat sketch, I used what I learned and finally drew my first decent looking cat. This tutorial will hopefully be of some use to you when you follow this lesson on “how to draw cats step by step”. Have fun, be creative, and remain calm, I promise it is a lot easier than it looks. Adios amigos!

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How to Draw Cats

how to draw cats step 1

STEP 1.

Let's get started and draw some cats. Start with a circle for the and add the facial guidelines. You will then draw a neck line and attach it to the other circle shape which is for the torso of the feline you are drawing. Next, draw the limbs line as well as the tail.
 
how to draw cats step 2

STEP 2.

Okay, start sketching out the shape of the cat's face starting with the ears, the top of it's head, and then the beginning parts of the cheeks. Next sue the facial guidelines to draw the cat eyes with the slit pupils. Thicken the top eyelid lining as you see here and then sketch out the cat nose and mouth.
 
how to draw cats step 3

STEP 3.

Finish sketching out the fury feline face as you see here and then draw in the whiskers. Next detail inside of the cats ears and start drawing the shape of the neck. You will then sketch the beginning lines for the chest and make sure your sketching technique conveys the looks of having long hair.
 
how to draw cats step 4

STEP 4.

Finish drawing the front of the cats body. You will then draw the hind legs and back paws. Draw the tail and then move to the last drawing step on "how to draw a feline".
 
how to draw cats step 5

STEP 5.

All you have to do is finish drawing out the front legs and front paws, and then sketch in the marking lines on the inner thigh to show a lighter color of fur. Erase all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one to clean up this tutorial on drawing a cat.
 
how to draw cats step 6

STEP 6.

You are now done with this lesson that taught you "how to draw cats step by step". Choose a color for the kitty and you have just completed the lesson.