How to Draw a Simple Cat

Artist: Dawn / May 12, 2010

Step 1.

Start by drawing a large circle for the head, and then add the facial guidelines like so. Next add a neck line and attach it to another circle shape for the body. Lastly, add a tail which can be as long or as short as you like.

Step 2.

Now you can start sketching out the actual shape of the cat's head. This will include the ears, and the fluffy layers of fur on the sides of the face.

Step 3.

Draw the triangle shapes inside of the cat's ear like so, and then draw out and color in the eyes the way you see them drawn for you here. Add the eyebrows, and then draw the outline of the simple cat's body.

Step 4.

Draw the bottom eye lids, and then draw the cute little nose, lips, and whiskers. Draw the line for the lower lip, and then sketch out the chest, chest furriness, and then draw the front legs and paws.

Step 5.

You have finally come to the last drawing step, and all you have to do is draw out the hind legs and paws, and then finish the lining for the front legs. Next, draw the tail, and then erase the lines and shapes that you drew in step one.

Step 6.

When all is said and done, your sketch should come out looking like the one you see here. I hope you had fun with this tutorial that taught you how to draw a simple cat.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: May 12, 2010
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Tags: draw cats, how to draw cats, draw felines, draw simple, how to draw simple, how to draw a cat, draw cartoon cat
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