Learn the ins and outs of drawing cats and kittens with the following step by step drawing guide to felines. Learn how to draw both the face and body of cats with instructional steps….find it below in our helpful drawing lesson.
Guide to Drawing Cats & Kittens with Step by Step Instructional Tutorial / Lesson
A cat has very much the same framework as a dog, but its back is usally longer. Look at the proportions of your cat and think about the size of its head, the length of its neck, the difference between front and back legs, etc. When you begin to sketch, don’t forget to draw the simple shapes very lightly – they are only put in to help you!
Start drawing (very lightly) the cat by drawing its skeletonized shape (stick figure. You can draw the base of the body as an oval, the head as a circle, triangles for the ears, and stick-like limbs.
Now add some mass / form to the stick figure cat. Notice that the leg / thigh is now an oval…and the chest is now an oval too. We also drew a circle within the face.
Now we will add in more of the details…such as some of the fur lines. some of the toe features. The eyes are like sharper ovals. The mouth is like a sideways number ’3′.
Step 4 – Finish up the Cat Drawing
Every cat / kitten has his or her own unique features. Many cats have stripes, like the one above. Don’t forget whiskers…draw them as thinly as possible.
Drawing Cats and Kittens Faces & Facial Features
First, lightly sketch a rectangle with the following lines in it.
The lines help you place the cat’s facial features properly.
Now let the rectangle help you draw the face shape of the cat.
Don’t forget your cat’s whiskers – draw them last, with quick strokes, starting at the base, not the tip. Of course you must try to draw your own pets from life!
Now Try to Draw Some More Cats Too
Draw Some Cute Kittens
A kitten’s head is very big for its body.
Siamese Cats Have a Different Look Than Other Types of Cats
I hope that you enjoyed our guide to drawing cats and kittens.