how to draw a cat

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Cat in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Cat. How To Draw a Cat is designed to draw the red lines in each step, then as you move the next step these previously red lines will be shown as black.

Before we get going on the How To Draw a Cat lesson, here are some cool facts about the Cat you might find interesting.

  • Cats are domesticated pets as well as wild animals found worldwide in habitats like forests, deserts and wetlands.
  • They are pursuit predators that hunt small animals and birds using stealth, sharp claws and teeth, and excellent vision in low-light conditions.
  • Most cats have excellent balance and can jump over 6 times their height from a standing position.
  • A group of cats is called a clowder or glaring.
  • Cats spend nearly 2/3 of their waking hours grooming themselves to keep fur clean and help regulate body temperature.
  • They have nearly 30 individual bones in their tails for balance while jumping or climbing.
  • A cat’s nose is like a human fingerprint in that no two cats have the exact same nose print.
  • Domestic cats cannot taste sweet things due to a genetic mutation.
  • The smallest cat breed is the Singapura, which can weigh just over 2 pounds as an adult.
  • The largest cat breed is the Maine Coon, which can grow over 25 pounds and have a body length over 3.5 feet from their nose to the tip of their tail.

Here’s a BONUS Video of Our How To Draw a Cat Easy Drawing Lesson

You can follow along with the video and also use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

How To Draw a Cat – In Only 6 EASY Steps!

Step 1: Draw the top of the cat’s head including the ear.

how to draw a cat

Step 2: Draw the back of the head towards the body.

how to draw a cat

Step 3: Sketch in the back of cat heading down to where the tail will be.

how to draw a cat

Step 4: Draw the front chest of the cat, front legs and rear hind leg.

how to draw a cat

Step 5: Complete the front and rear paws of the Cat.

how to draw a cat

Step 6: Add the Cats tail and you should have completed a simple drawing of a Cat sitting on all 4 legs.

how to draw a cat

Well Done, your finished cat drawing will look similar to this one:

how to draw a cat final

Now that you’ve finished your drawing of a cat, you can use the picture below as an example of how to shade the cat in to make it more realistic!

how to shade a cat drawing


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a CAT! Your first try may not have gone as smoothly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see huge improvements. As it goes for most things, the best way to learn how to draw a cat is to practice.

Lions are the king of the jungle, and pretty much just an OVERSIZED cat, how about trying to draw a LION?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Lion

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