How to Easily Draw a Cat

How to Easily Draw a Cat – In this tutorial, you will learn how to easily draw a cat using a few simple steps.

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Cats are one of the most popular subjects for drawing, whether it’s for a cartoon, manga or realistic art. And while they may seem to be deceptively simple animals, there are small details that, when captured correctly, can make all the difference in your drawing.

In this tutorial, we’re going to break down the process of how to draw a cat step by step into easy to follow instructions that will have you drawing cute cats in no time. We’ll start with a basicShape and then add details like fur, whiskers, and a face. By the end of this tutorial, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge of how to draw a cat that looks just like your real-life furry friend.

Sketching the Head

When sketching a cat’s head, start with a small oval shape. This will be the general outline of the head. Divide the oval in half with a vertical line. This will help you to position the nose and mouth later on.

Next, sketch in two curved lines for the top of the head and the jawline. Then, add two triangle shapes for the ears. For the whiskers, draw three lines on each side of the mouth.

Now you can start to refine the shape of the head by darkening the lines you have already drawn. Once you are happy with how your sketch looks, erase any remaining pencil marks.

Sketching the Body

Start by sketching a small oval for the cat’s head. Underneath, draw two much larger ovals for the body. Connect the head and body with a small neck. Sketch two small triangles on either side of the cat’s head for ears. nose and mouth

Sketching the Legs and Paws

Start by sketching the legs and paws of your cat. Begin by lightly drawing two inverted “U” shapes for the legs. Then, draw ovals at the end of each leg for the paws. If you want, you can add some fluffy tufts of fur around the paws by drawing small curved lines.

Sketching the Tail

When sketching the tail, start with a curved line that’s thicker in the middle and tapers at the end. This will be the base of the tail. Next, add a few shorter curved lines on top of the first line. These lines should also be thicker in the middle and taper at the end. Finally, add some fur details by drawing curved lines of different lengths coming off of the main tail lines.

Adding the Final Details

After you have added the basic shapes to your drawing, it is time to add the final details.

To make your cat look more realistic, start by adding some whiskers. Draw a few lines coming out from the nose, and then add some shorter lines around the cheeks. You can also add some lines for the eyebrows.

Next, add some fur. Using a pen or pencil, draw short, curved lines all over the body. Start with the head and work your way down. Be sure to add fur around the muzzle and ears too.

Finally, add some shading to give your cat some dimension. Use a light pencil to draw shadows around the eyes, under the chin, and along the back. You can also add some darker areas for the pupils of the eyes and the nostrils.

Tips and Tricks

In this video, you will learn some tips and tricks on how to easily draw a cat. We will start by sketching the outline of the cat’s head and body. Next, we will add some details to the fur, eyes, and nose. Finally, we will color in our cat using a black marker.


You can now confidently draw a cat of your own. Remember to start with the head and work your way down. Draw the eyes, nose, and mouth first. The rest of the face details can be added afterwards. Then, add the fur by drawing various lines that curve around the cat’s face. Finally, add the whiskers, ears, and neck.

Further Reading

For more information on drawing cats, check out these books:

-How to Draw Cats & Kittens by Susanna Natti
-The New Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain by Betty Edwards


This guide would not have been possible without the help of the following people:

Alice D. – For her stunning cat illustrations

Bob C. – For his helpful advice on cat anatomy

Carol K. – For her insightful tips on drawing cats in motion

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