How to draw a cat

How to draw a cat

Want to know how to draw a cat? You've come to the right place. Drawing animals can be tricky but it's also rewarding once you get it right. In this tutorial, we'll show you how to draw a cat so that it looks realistic and convincing, even in sketch form. To make your image look as lifelike as possible, we'll cover observation, quick sketching, recognising structure and refining your drawing.

Many people think that because animals are covered in fur you don't need to worry about their structure or anatomy. But the top tip for drawing an animal is to maintain a good understanding of the structure underneath the fur. So, let's take a look at the steps you need to follow to learn how to draw a believable cat. For more drawing tutorials, see our complete guide to how to draw.

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Kate is an artist specialising in portraits and pet portraits. She mainly works in oils, charcoal and pencil.