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Draw a cat in 6 simple steps

Drawing of a Christmas cat

Thank you for stopping by. For all the feline lovers out there, today we will demonstrate how to draw a cat in 6 simple steps. Though this tutorial was made for drawing a Christmas cat, it may be used for drawing any cat really.

Be ready to impress your friends by following theses simple steps to draw a Christmas cat.

Those who are interested in participating in a drawing contest about animals will find this tutorial specially useful.

Before we start !

This tutorial will focus on helping you achieve this process as simply as possible. It was created using digital media but traditional
You’ll also find a pic collage of the 6 steps located towards the bottom of the page. Feel free to use it as a quick reference next time you’re drawing. So grab your favorite drawing materials to begin!

If you don’t like to do a lot of reading, feel free to watch the 1 minute video tutorial below on how to draw a Christmas cat. It’s short and straight to the point. Of course, the steps shown in the video will be explained in greater detail in the article below it.

Let’s get started !

Step 1

The first step is all about setting up the dimensions for your drawing, by using guiding lines you will be able to have a drawing that is well balanced and with appropriate dimensions.

Draw an ellipse for the head

Draw an unfinished ellipse right under the first one.

Add a small semi circle at the bottom, it doesn’t have to be perfect.

Continue by adding the curved lines as demonstrated above.

Notice how there is curved line that cuts the first 3 figures you drew in the beginning, do the same. In the next steps you will start to see your drawing come to life.

Step 2

This is a more crucial step, as we are starting to work with finer details; great care should be taken to keep the proportions adequate.

Focus on the ellipse drawn in the first step and add shapes as demonstrated above.

Follow the example above and add more shapes. As you can see, these shapes are creating the blueprint for the final dimensions of the cat.

Notice the eyes and nose added in simple shapes.

Step 3

After getting a general idea about the dimension of the cat, this is were we start adding life to the drawing.

You may now sketch and ink the cat with confidence, following the guiding lines to keep the right proportions.

Step 4

Erase the guiding lines once you are satisfied with the art line.

Step 5

Add colors in this step, don’t be afraid to experiment.

Step 6

This is the final step. Add some shadows to make the drawing more realistic.

As mentioned in the beginning of the post, below you will find the pic collage of the steps to use a a reference.

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