How to draw a cat

How to Draw a Cat (Step by Step Cat Drawing Instructions)


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Cats are the sweetest, innocent, and bubbly animals around us. Do you like them? Would you like instructions on How to draw a cat?

If you do then you are going lucky today because we have just made a drawing tutorial on your favorite animal. Here you go!


There’s no doubt, Cats are lovable, little creatures. While there are other animals too, but cats hold perfection and that is why they are adored by everyone. Their cute, honest faces are keys that lead them to be worldwide popular pets. They are as fluffy as cotton balls and it complements with their pure hearts.

5 amazing cat facts:

  • Cats can jump up to six times their length.
  • Cats have 230 bones, while humans only have 206.
  • Cats have up to 100 types of vocalizations while dongs only have 10.
  • A cat with a question-mark shapes tail is asking that “want to play?”
  • Cats dream, just like the human do

Draw a Cat

This how to draw a cat easily step-by-step tutorial, which is super easy, peasy, and fun. You are going to enjoy it immensely as you merely need to follow a few uncomplicated steps and in no time, your drawing will result in a masterpiece. We should always start from the smaller things which will little by little lead to bigger ones and so we have kept things quiet effortless so you can learn how to draw a cat easily.

Like our other drawing collections, this tutorial is also unostentatious like a piece of cake. There are no rules set and you can use your imagination and creativity to create a realistic cat of any size, shape, and even color.

Things required to draw a cat:

  • Pencil or marker
  • Paper
  • Our cat directed drawing printable (optional)
  • Art and Coloring supplies (optional)

How To Draw a Cat Instructions:

The first step is all about how to draw a cat face. Begin by drawing an oval shape. Can you guess what feature it is? Yes, you are absolutely correct! It’s the face shape. It’s totally up to you if you make the face boxy, a perfect circle, an oval, or even a slightly triangle one. Use your creativity to create any species of cat and choose the fur of your choice.

Step 1:

Step 2:

Ears are integral features in our bodies and so are essential for cats as well. To give them the sense of hearing, let’s start by drawing two tiny, winsome ears. Draw two triangles on both the upper, left, and right sides of the head and one in place of the nose. The nose can be round or even a circle. Easy up till now? Hope it is! Anyways, let’s continue with step 3!

Step 3:

Now complete the cat face! Draw a small triangle inside the cat’s ears to add extra details. Eyes are to be drawn as two spots of black or any color. Next, let’s make the mouth. Draw a line connecting the winning nose, stretching it downwards. Then, make two mouth curves, one on the left and one on the right. Make them in a way so that one of the ends of both the curves is joining at the nose line. Draw another curve to represent the tongue under the two curves. In this way, the mouth is complete. Almost there!

Step 4:

Don’t you think something is missing? Yes, you are right! Draw whiskers to fully complete the face. Also, in addition, begin drawing the body to completely learn how to draw a cute cat. Make two curved lines, one on the left and one on the right. Do you see that we are gradually resulting in a simple cat?

Step 5:

Let’s go on by drawing feet. Start with the front ones which are ought to be drawn in a long U shape. Next, draw two at the back in the same way. Rear legs can be drawn according to your choice which suggests that they are optional. I think they add more quality to the adorable cat drawing. Well done! You are doing a good job!

Step 6:

We are near to the end! Only a few more characteristics and elements are to be added. Draw claws as three straight lines cutting the feet into three congruent parts. Draw a cute tail and a wavy line into it to add more texture. The shape and how slim the tail is depending on your choice. Complete the cat drawing by making a small, curved line that joins the front feet to make the perfect, chubby belly. Awesome! You have learned how to draw a cute cat. Now let’s color it.


You can color your cat in many different ways. Your cat can have devil horns, angelic wings or it can even be rainbow-colored. Let your imagination guide you. Use colors of your choice to give your appealing cat an extraordinary appearance.

No matter how you color it, it is going to look fabulous anyways. We have decided to make ours an orange and ginger cat.

Congratulations! You have just made it.

Making the entire world know the importance of art and crafts and making them learn every piece of drawing is what we extremely love.

The truth of the matter is that we all love cats without question and we have attempted to make this exercise awesome. We translated the drawing process into small and extremely trouble-free steps so anyone could easily learn how to draw a simple cat. Hope this article is helpful!

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