In this lesson, Cheri teaches you how to draw a cat in pencil! A complex drawing of a cat is made easy through step-by-step instructions. This drawing of a graceful cat will impress all of your friends, and is the perfect thing to go on a card or a note, especially for cat-lovers! Customize your drawing by giving the cat stripes or adding color. Up for a bigger challenge? Try drawing the cat laying down, or chasing a ball of yarn!
1. Setting the Placements
Begin your cat by drawing a circle for the head, and shape for the body. These will help us place the facial features and the limbs.
2. Adding Legs
For step two, draw two lines, one horizontal and one vertical, for the placement of the eyes, nose and mouth. Sketch out the legs. Don't worry about getting these perfect.
Using the guide lines, draw the cat's eyes, nose, mouth and chin. Shape the head and cheeks, adding ears to the top of the cat's head.
Shape the rest of the body. Add toes, and a tail. Notice the way that the elbows bend slightly inwards.
Take an eraser, and erase all of the placement lines that we used in the beginning steps. Leave the lines that you drew in steps three and four. Your cat should start to look complete!
For extra effect, shade in the cat's body. Pay close attention to the angles where the cat's body would be in the dark, such as the stomach, neck, and under the arms. This shading will also give the illusion that the cat has fur. Add whiskers to the cat's cheeks.
For the last step, add a floor, where the cat is sitting, and a shadow beneath the cat. Sign your name, and your drawing is complete!
Video Lesson by Cheri Crawford
Watch and follow along as Cheri shows you how she created this amazing cat in pencil drawing.
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"How to Draw a Cat in Pencil" online drawing lesson.