What can I say about cats? They’re furry and cute and many people just absolutely love their cats. Unfortunately, I am allergic to cats, so I can’t be around them that much. But, hey at least I can draw them. This tutorial looks at how to draw a realistic cat. It’s pretty easy to draw a cat when it’s broken down into to easy steps. Just like there are many different ways to skin a cat, there are many different ways to draw one too. We’ll look at one way to do it, just keep in mind, there are many different ways to approach this subject matter.
Start your drawing by drawing two ovals and one circle. Make the first oval that you draw long and skinny. This will be the body of the cat. Draw a smaller oval that overlaps the first oval just to the right a bit. This oval will be the hind leg of the cat. Draw a circle at the top of the first oval. Make sure to draw the circle so that it overlaps the oval. This shape will be the cat’s head.
Draw a couple of rounded triangles floating just above the circle for the head. Draw a couple of curved lines for the tops of the eyes. Bring another curved line down from the middle of the first oval that you drew. You can also draw a shape like the one in the picture for the bottom part of the hind leg of the cat. You can also draw a wiggly line for the tail behind the cat.
When you are finished with this step, you will start to really see the cat. Draw the bottom of the eyes with a couple of curved lines. Draw a few lines to indicate the nose and the mouth of the cat. Add a rounded “u” shape for the jaw. You can also finish off the shapes for the legs and paws in this step by drawing lines like the ones in the picture.
Using your original ovals as a guide, draw the outline of the cat. You can also thicken up the tail using the wiggly line to guide you. You can also draw a couple of whiskers. Remember, you should still be drawing pretty lightly. You’ll be able to darken up your lines in the next step.
Now you have enough information to finish the drawing of the cat. You can add the texture of the fur by drawing lines out from the cat’s body. At this point, you can also add a bit of personality to your cat by adding stripes, dark patches, and so on. You can also add shadowing to make the cat look more 3D. …AhChoo!