Cat Anatomy Drawing

Artist: Dawn / September 16, 2014

Step 1.

Skeleton - I'm going to dissect this cat anatomy from bone to flesh. Let's observe the skeleton of a basic generic cat. Notice how the bones of a cat aren't as complex as say a human. Though this isn't an exact replica of a feline skeletal structure,   

Step 2.

Organs - Here's a simplistic breakdown of a feline's organs. Notice there isn't much here, just the basics. This reference would be great to use if you're drawing again, gory scenes or some sort of macabre which requires references of feline organs.

Step 3.

The Muscular Anatomy - Here's another breakdown of the muscular components that dress the cat. Study all the various tendon discolorations and the way the muscles intersect with one another.

Step 4.

Again, we must understand why a feline's head is shaped the way it is from the inside out. Here, I dissect the skull of a cat, and show you the teeth and the way they are formed. The upper jaw always overbites the lower jaw. If you ever stretch open    

Step 5.

Here's a lovely breakdown of the paws as many artists aren't aware of how the paw should be structured. Remember, a cat's claws are retractable, therefore, they are hidden within the paw, with only the tip of it seeping out, unlike a dog, where their   

Step 6.

Now, it's important that you know the focal points of paws, since they are the main weapons of battle for felines. Typically, the two middle paw toes are the largest toes on the entire paw. The claws will be similar in size though. Another thing is t   

Step 7.

Here's differences between two types of paws. As you can see, a relaxed paw has a softness to it (appearing relaxed and calm), and it doesn't have the exaggerated detailing as the tense paw. This is because, when in stressful situations, 'stress' wil   

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: September 16, 2014
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Description: You can't have a lesson or drawing concept on dog anatomy without having the same thing on cat anatomy. Here is my break down take on a detailed cat anatomy drawing that I think will be helpful to all you members and visitors that love learning about the scientific aspects of animal anatomy. I for one love learning about the body of many animals and the cat is one of them. As you will see in this concept there are break downs of a cat which includes the skeleton of the feline, the organs and muscle tissue, a detailed drawing of the cat's skull, and even a break down on the paws. If you have been waiting for this drawing, wait no longer because here it is. Remember to let me know if there is a particular animal you would like to see broken down into anatomy form.