Learning how to draw a cat is easy with this step by step guide
Follow our step-by-step guide and learn how to draw a cat so you can create the purrfect pet portrait of your feline friend or turn them into a kitty cartoon.
Updated on the 08/02/2021, 13:23
Learning how to draw a cat is easier than you might think. If you’ve always wanted to know how to draw animals, especially a realistic portrait of your kitty or you just want to brush up on your skills, follow the steps below to capture a life-like feline on paper.
How do you draw a cat step by step?
Whether you are a complete beginner or already an experienced sketcher, you can learn how to draw a cat in no time with these simple steps.
Start with a circle for the cat’s head and two more circles for the body. Then draw two vertical lines underneath which will become the cat’s legs.
Add two triangles to the top circle for the ears and draw lines to link the top two circles and the third circle. Next, draw three small ovals for the cat’s feet.
Draw the cat’s front legs. Then add a small oval which will become the cat’s face.
Rub out all the lines that you don’t need. Add more detail to the cat’s face, including the cat’s muzzle.
Draw the details of the cat’s face such as eyes, nose and cat’s mouth. Don’t forget the cat’s whiskers and claws.
Now it’s over to you. This step is all about how you want your cat to look. You can work on the cat’s fur using small rapid strokes of your pencil. The more strokes, the fluffier the cat will look. You can also add colour and shading with coloured pencils, pens or paints to make your cat look even more realistic.
How do you draw a cute cat?
Now you’ve drawn your cat you can make it look a lot cuter by making the eyes much bigger and even adding in eyelashes. Drawing furry tufts in the ears or a swirly spiral of hair will make your cat look fluffier and add to its cuteness. Meanwhile, sticking a big bow on the cat’s head is a quick and easy way to add some cuteness to your drawing.
How do you draw a cartoon cat?
Drawing a cartoon cat is great fun and a good way to build your confidence when you are learning how to draw animals. You can give your cat all sorts of expressions and poses. Play around with different combinations of eyes and eyebrows and different mouth shapes to give your cat some character.
How to draw an easy cat
Whether you want to draw a realistic, cute or even cartoon-style cat, learning how to draw a cat is easier than you think. All you need is a pencil, some paper and plenty of creativity and you’ll be creating a pawsome pet portrait in no time.
Frequently asked questions
How to take a perfect photo of my cat?
Many cat owners struggle to get a good photo of their pet. But there are some things you can do to help you take a great photo of your feline friend. Start by getting your cat use to the camera by letting them investigate it and sniff it to satisfy their curiosity. For the most natural photos, turn off the flash and make sure you focus on their eyes. It's also good to get down to your cat's level to make your photos more unique and personal.
Check out our guide for more tips on how to take the perfect photo of your pet.