Cats are one of the prettiest animals on Earth. Fluffy, cute, graceful but yet wild. They have a lot of striking features as well as traits of character. Their body is designed for hunting. It all makes cats perfect “model animal.”
Reasonably, many beginner artists wonder how to draw a cat. It is straightforward and useful as well.
As soon as you understand how to draw these amazing creatures, you will gain essential skills of drawing dogs and even horses. That’s true! It may come as a surprise, but these animals have many things in common.
Now let’s proceed to cats -
How to draw a cat step by step for beginners
Firstly, start your drawing with circles. They will be the basis for the body of your cat. Here’s what you need to do.
- Draw a small circle. It will be the head.
- Draw a mid-size circle below. It will be the main part of the body.
- Draw the largest circle below. It will be the lowest part of your cat.
Then join all of the circles with a curving line. It will show the cat’s neck and body in a more natural way. After that, you need to erase any overlapping lines inside of the body.
How to draw a realistic cat
Let’s proceed to legs. Drawing them involves several ovals.
- Draw an oval which overlaps cat’s body.
- Draw one more oval below. It should be of a smaller size.
- Draw a smooth line to join them together.
- Erase any overlapping lines to make the leg more natural.
- Draw an oval which overlaps the front leg. It will be the second front leg.
- Add a smaller horizontal oval below to draw cat’s back paw.
Cat drawing for kid
To understand how to draw a cat, you should use your sense of proportions. Now that you have drawn primary lines, it’s time to proceed to cat’s face, nose, mouth, and ears. This is where you need to take care of proportions.
To draw every detail use simple shapes such as ovals for eyes and nose, triangles for ears.
To depict cats mouth, you will need to draw a curving line. Add a few smooth lines to the cat’s nose. It will be the whiskers.
Your cat is almost drawn. In the end, you need to add a curving tale.
After that erase any overlapping lines. Then you should draw a few more contours to show twists of the cat’s body.
If you draw several wiggly fur lines at the area of the cat’s ears and chest, you will show its fur.
Try to play around with shadows as well. It will help you make the drawing more realistic and natural.
It looks pretty simple right?
In fact, it is. Drawing a cat is not difficult as we think. As long as you follow the steps described, you will understand that cats have many twists of the body and show various emotions which are interesting for an artist.
The more practice you take, the better understanding of cat’s nature you will have. Still, remember that following any instructions on a drawing is right at the beginning only.
While you draw more, you should use your imagination and phantasy too. It will help you find your style of drawing as well as show animals and objects the way you see them.