How to Draw > How to draw a cat

Cats are wonderful drawing subjects. They have beautiful, curving lines, are exceptionally graceful, have amusing behaviors, and even come in a wonderful array of colors and patterns. Being able to draw a cat means you can doodle to your heart's content for hours, drawing cats playing with string, chasing butterflies, and snoozing in the sun. Here's a simple lesson for how to draw a cat.

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1) Start with a long oval shape for the cat's body. Notice how the oval is tilted down on one side. This angle is helpful when you are drawing a cat from a 3/4 angle, as we are in this lesson. But if you want to draw a cat just from a "straight-on" angle, you can draw the circle without the tilt.

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2) Now add a rounded shape for the head and then two connecting lines for the neck. Also draw the lines that begin the legs.

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3) Add the muzzle of the cat (his nose and mouth, which come out from the circle of his head a little). Make small squares for the eyes and a line at the middle of the head to help you place the ears correctly.

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4) Add the tail and a fourth leg. Also draw the mouth, eye and ears. Erase the lines that you don't need anymore.

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5) Give your cat some whiskers and toes. Use short, tight lines for the fur. If you want, add more lines to suggest a striped cat.

Practice how to draw a cat here:

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