Learning how to draw a cat can be a lot of fun if you follow along with these easy steps.
The same steps apply whether you are drawing a small house cat or a lion from Africa—as they are strikingly similar although not in size, only in anatomy and shape.
The cat family's body is almost twice as long as it is high. This also goes for the little kitty-cat to the much larger Leo-the-Lion. The only difference is the shape of the head and the tail. If you see the skeleton of both side-by-side, it will be almost exact except for the size.
Let's start with a simple square as shown in this image below. Mark a straight line horizontally across the center going from A to B. The top half represents the body and we'll add a few more guidelines in step 2 to make it easier.
In this rectangle (in the image below) draw in the triangle at each
end of the line marked A to B - also shown in the above drawing. Please
notice the original square you drew in which is in all these except for
the final one. If you just copy the sketch you'll do just fine.
We'll cover how to draw the cat's head from the front in a tutorial
following this one. For now, the key is a simple side view of a cat
which can be a lion or a domestic house cat. In this drawing below, we
can now put in a few curves with the help of the guidelines and, please
notice, this can at this stage, be either a lion or a cat.
Here is the outline of our cat with all the guideline erased. You can
draw an outline from this drawing, print it out then scan it in and drop
any variety of textures you can get from Photoshop or other pixel
This is where you can get really creative with your 2B pencil and
eraser. Shade in a rough texture to give an effect of soft hair. You can
also add a background texture, a shadow or add something that fits in
with your cat that makes up a complete picture. Draw in the front and
back right legs as you see here in shadow.
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