How to Draw a Cartoon Cat Head

Artist: Sunpelt / August 4, 2009

Step 1.

Draw a circle for the head. In this case, we're drawing me as a cat, Sunstar.

Step 2.

Draw guidance lines to help you draw the face where the cat is looking. Sunstar is looking forward, so this is where I will draw the guidance lines.

Step 3.

Draw the ears. I draw them the easy way, draw a strait line for the back of the ears, and then draw a slightly curved line for the other half. I don't even draw lines for the inside of the ear. Sunstar is happy, so her ears are up. If she was angry o   

Step 4.

To add shape to the head, draw two curved lines coming from the bottom of the ears to the jawbone. It adds depth to the head.

Step 5.

Draw tufts of fur at the ends of these lines to make your cat look fuzzy. Sunstar is a short-haired cat, so her tufts of fur won't be so long. If your cat is a long-haired cat, then I would make the fur longer and there would be more of it, to show t   

Step 6.

Here you draw the neck. It's pretty simple, but you have to get the lines at just the right point. If you set them to close together or to far apart, your cat's neck would look deformed. So try to be careful on where you put your cat's neck. Sunstar    

Step 7.

Draw the nose and eye lids/eye brows. The nose will be just below (if not dead on) the point where your two guidance lines meet. Your eye "lines" will be above the horizontal guidance line. Leave as much space between the eye lines and the guidance l   

Step 8.

Now draw your eyes. They will be fairly tough until you get the hang of it, but it's not too difficult. Draw a small curve that goes out towards the source of light, about half way down to the guidance line, maybe a little shorter. Then draw another    

Step 9.

Now add the mouth and the pupils. The mouth is easy. The pupils are quite simple too, actually. First draw a small curve from halfway inside the top of the eye to the side, making a shape almost like a half-circle. Then draw a line going down the ins   

Step 10.

Draw the tufts of fur on top. There are many varieties, so experiment on which ones fits your cat best.

Step 11.

Erase all unnecessary lines.

Step 12.

And color! I hope you enjoyed my tutorial! I'll make more soon!

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Artist: Sunpelt
Date Added: August 4, 2009
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