You don’t need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
Draw the body just below the head. The two shapes should not meet or overlap.
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Go over your sketch and give your cat form using heavier pencil lines. Since cats are usually recognized as being elegant creatures, keep your lines nice and curvy. Clean up all unnecessary lines and shapes, but do not erase the guidelines on the head. You still need those!
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Draw a long rectangle on the bottom of the shoulder. Allow these two shapes to overlap some. On the bottom of the long rectangle, draw another shorter rectangle. For the right front leg, you’ll do pretty much the same thing only with a different shape for the upper portion of that leg.
Since it’s partially hidden from view, you only need to draw part of its shape. Do that by drawing a long, skinny triangle that follows the curve of the bottom. On the bottom of the skinny triangle, draw a short rectangle just like you did for the left leg.
Finally, draw a large oval for the hind leg. Draw it inside the lower portion of body near the back. Since the cat is sitting, you’ll only need this one simple shape.
Darken your sketch lines, and bring out the cat’s form. Erase all other unnecessary lines and shapes.
Before we get started, I want to give one word of advice regarding the drawing process: sketch lightly. Keeping your pencil lines light and loose makes it easier to clean up mistakes and the drawing as a whole. Heavy pencil lines may smudge, leaving nasty looking marks on your paper. Be careful to avoid applying to much pressure on the pencil as you draw.
Extend three straight lines from the ovals and circles for the legs.
Make small curves on either side from the tip of the triangle.
We will use some basic shapes to create the outline of the cat. These shapes will be erased later in the tutorial, so sketch with a light hand.
In this tutorial, we will draw a cute cartoon cat. The tutorial is quite easy, but if you’re looking for the simplest cat drawing tutorial, check out our How to Draw a Simple Cat drawing guide.
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Don’t worry if you mess up. If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.
Try multiple versions of the cat. Draw one with the same eye size as usual, then another making them smaller, or bigger, or a different shape. Play with it until you find something you think looks good and you like.
You could even try to move the eye placement a little bit, making them closer or farther apart. Keep practicing and you’ll get the affect you want eventually.
There are many variations of cartoon cats. Tom and Butch from Tom and Jerry, Snowball I, II, and III from the Simpsons, and many others. As you can tell, the styles of them both are very different. This step-by-step guide will show you how to draw a cartoon cat. Let’s begin!
Use a pencil most of the time so you can erase your mistakes. Keep on practicing, you’ll get better and better the more you do so. Coloring your picture always makes it look better. Markers and colored pencils really make things look nice.
..so do slender crayons. Try shading after you finish. When doing the sketch, do it lightly so the marks don’t stay. You could always go over the lines later. If you don’t have the same colors, don’t worry.
Any colors can work. Even purple!
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Once the ears are done, you can remove the guidelines from the face. Add the rest of the cat’s details like the lines for the fur on the tail and left front leg and toes on the feet. Check your drawing against the example drawing, making sure every thing matches up. Look for any possible errors or missing elements. Once you complete this examination, your sketch will be done!
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Draw jagged lines on both sides of the face for some bushy facial fur.
Outline the body by drawing two more lines that connect the circles.
On the bottoms of all three legs, draw ovals for the feet. The oval on the hind leg should have a pointed heel and be much longer than the ovals on the front legs.
You’ll be drawing three legs in this step. Just draw them according to the numbering in these instructions and the example drawing.
In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
Draw a large circle for the head. Get it as round as possible, but don’t worry about getting it totally perfect. Just do the best that you can. Also remember to keep your sketch light. The lines in the examples are heavy only so that you can clearly see what you are to draw.
Another major area of the body you need to draw is the tail. Start by drawing the largest shape indicated by the yellow arrow. Also be sure to have the tail follow the direction of the arrow. Next draw the area of the tail indicated by the yellow numbers. This area is the bent section of the tail.
Leave the rest of the head for later, and move on to the body. Just below the head, draw a large potato-like shape for the cat’s body. Leave a small gap between the two shapes.
Español: dibujar un gato de caricatura, Italiano: Disegnare un Gatto dei Cartoni Animati, Deutsch: Eine Comic Katze zeichnen, Português: Desenhar um Gato em Estilo Cartoon, Français: dessiner un chat de bande dessinée, Русский: нарисовать мультипликационную кошку, 中文: 画卡通猫
Create another couple of overlapping ovals for the hind legs.
The guidelines you left on the head will help you place the cat’s facial features. Go ahead and draw in the eyes, nose, mouth, muzzle, etc.
Outline the legs by drawing two lines on both sides of each leg line we drew in step 4).
The small gap you left between the head and the body was for the neck. Go ahead and draw that now in order to bring the head and body together.
Finish up the body by drawing a line for the cat’s underside. This line also flows into the unseen hind leg on the opposite side of the bottom. Simple draw a slightly curving line that runs underneath the bottom between the hind leg and the right front leg. The line is indicated by the yellow arrows.
You could use anything! I would suggest either watercolors, colored pencils, or crayons.
Pencil (We used a green pen for visual purposes, use the pencil so you can erase you mistakes on the outline)
Start by drawing a circle close to the top left of your paper.
Overlap further with smaller vertical ovals for the legs of the animal.
If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Simple Cat, Simple Dog, and Cartoon Dog.
Add some details to the cat’s face by drawing the pupils and eyebrows.
Inside each ear, draw a curving line that follows the direction in which each ear is facing. These lines separate the outside of the ear from the inside of the ear.
Welcome to the second, recently revised hub on cartoon animal drawing! This drawing guide takes another highly popular domestic animal, the cat, as a drawing subject. As with dogs, cats make excellent subjects for cartooning due to their well-defined character traits. Refined, independent, stubborn, aloof, intelligent, cunning: it’s no one wonder why they are the number one household pet! They are the regal kings and queens of their domains while we serve as their lowly subjects. We don’t own them. They own us!
Draw another, slightly smaller, circle to the right and below and connect it to the first circle with an arc.
Draw three guidelines on the head. Those are the yellow lines in the example. They will help you to more accurately place certain elements or features such as the nose eyes, mouth, ears, etc.
Finished sketch. Check yours against the example to make sure everything is accurate.
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Create a couple of angular straight lines for the eyes and a triangle between them for the nose.
Now, as with any drawing, it takes time and practice to get things down. So, don’t be discouraged if you’re having a difficult time with the drawing. If you’re having any trouble with a certain step, stop and take the time to get it down. Once you accomplish that, move forward. There’s no need for worry or fuss.
When I draw the traditional cat, the eyes always look too big for the head. How can I make this not happen?
Inside of the cats body, at the back of the neck, draw an oval. This oval serves as the cat’s shoulder, and will help you place and draw the leg that goes with it.
Using the middle guideline as a dividing point, draw two rounded triangles on top of the circle to form the cat’s ears. Draw one ear on the left side and another ear on the right side. The order doesn’t matter.
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