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Uploaded: August 31, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
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Updated: August 30, 2010
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Well in this next tutorial I figured that I would end the Halloween inspired category with another character that is associated with Halloween. You will now learn "how to draw a black cat". Black cats have been a part of witch tales for centuries. Black cats have always been a cat that is not easily adopted or owned by many people because of the superstitions that folks have against them. A few fables that have been said about the black cat are; if they cross the street in front of you whether you’re in a car, bike or just walking you will have bad luck come your way. Another fable is black cats steal the very breathe from you in your sleep. The symbolism of this animal has many different meanings associated with different countries around the world. Even though black cats have been a part of cultural history, they are still given the cold shoulder when paths are crossed between human and animal. When Halloween nears, local animal shelters sometimes leave their black cats away from the adoption window. Places like pet stores try and put these black felines on display because there are still some people that actually wait until the month of October to adopt a black cat since this is the month that this midnight colored cat is at its plentiful peak. I personally don’t believe in the whole black cats are bad luck thing because it is a myth that has been generated over time and has been told by millions of people through out human existence. This tutorial will show you how to draw a Halloween black cat step by step. The instructions are easy to follow and when you are done you can color him in and paste your Halloween art on a door, window, or even a tree. I will be back with one more tutorial for the day and trust me no more Halloween ones. Peace out people.

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How to Draw a Black Cat

how to draw a halloween black cat step 1

STEP 1.

Start this tutorial by drawing a circle for the head with the facial guidelines added in. Next draw out the curvy shape of the body along with the erect tail. After that you can draw out the guidelines for the legs and the small shapes for the feet.
 
how to draw a halloween black cat step 2

STEP 2.

Next in this step you will start detailing and shaping out the black cats face as shown. Start with two pointed ears that are slightly rounded at the tip, then two small circles for his eyes and then the shape of his open mouth. The next thing you will do is draw out the spiky hair that is sticking up on his back and then draw out the spikes of his hair along the tail. You will then begin shaping out his legs and paws.
 
how to draw a halloween black cat step 3

STEP 3.

Now the next thing to tackle is the shapes of his cheeks. You will sketch out the detailing shapes of his face and then draw two straight lines for his eyes. Add a nose and some whiskers along with some sharp teeth. You will then finish off the spikes on the back and draw the lines for the other sets of legs as well as detail the paws with nails claws.
 
how to draw a halloween black cat step 4

STEP 4.

After you have erased all the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one you should end up with a drawing that looks like the one above. All you have to do now is color him in and you are done. You have just completed this tutorial on how to draw a halloween black cat step by step. I will see you with one more drawing tutorial before my day is up.