How to Draw a Cat – Step by Step Cat Drawing Instructions (Cute Cartoon Cat)

Follow this easy how to draw a cat step by step tutorial and you will be finishing up your cat drawing in no time.

With just a few simple to follow steps you will learn how to draw a cute cartoon cat, one that can be quickly drawn both by kids and grown ups.

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How to Draw a Cat Step by Step Tutorial. With these simple drawing instructions you will be finishing up your cute cartoon cat drawing in no time. Grab the cat directed drawing printable guide and draw anywhere you go. Perfect for classroom art lessons as it's suitable for kids as well as grown ups.

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Cats are awesome! It’s a fact. Well other animals too, but cats. Pure awesomeness. This cat drawing tutorial is a new addition to our ever growing collection of step by step drawing tutorials for all ages.

We love making things simple, so we simplified this one as much as possible while still keeping things cute.

We’ve keep the cat mostly texture free, as there are many different kinds and this way you can pick your own fur when you’ll color. You could make a tabby, tortoiseshell, black and white, black or even pink and green striped cats – we’re not here to set the rules 😉 – let your imagination be the guide.

How to Draw a Cat Tutorial


Cat Drawing Tutorial

What you need:

  • pencil or marker
  • our cat directed drawing printable (optional)
  • paper
  • coloring supplies (optional)

Step by Step Cat Drawing Instructions

Step 1

Start by drawing an oval shape for the head. It can be boxy, more circle like or even a slightly triangular one.

Start by Drawing an Oval Shape for the Head

Step 2

Time to start making a few triangles. Draw two triangle shapes for the ears and one triangle shape for the nose. You could also make the nose oval or round.

Draw two pointy ears and a triangle for the nose

Step 3

Let’s make the cat face! Draw two smaller triangle shaped lines inside the eras. Make two spots for eyes. Next lets make the mouth. Start by drawing short straight line from the bottom of the nose downwards. Starting next to this line (on the left) draw the mouth curve, bring it down and up again to meet the line you made under the nose. Continue with another curve.

Draw one more curve in bellow the two curves (in the middle). Mouth complete.

Draw eyes, finish the ears and draw the snout

Step 4

Draw whiskers.

Also start drawing the body. Draw two curved lines, one on the left side and one one the right.

Two curved lines for the body and don't forget the wishers

Step 5

Draw feet. Start with the front ones (long U shape). Hind legs are optional, but I do think they can complement the picture.

Make simple shaped paws - first the front ones and then the back ones

Step 6

Almost done! Just a few more details left. Like claws, the line that completes the belly and a tail.

Congratulations! You have just learned how to draw a cat.

Draw tail and last details


There are many ways you can color your cat drawing. We decided to make ours a n orange tabby cat.

Color your cat drawing

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Happy drawing!

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