It’s time to learn how to draw a cat the easy way. Meow! Follow the printable tutorial step by step and you’ll have your own cat drawing in no time! Our free cat drawing tutorial includes three printable pages with detailed steps on how to draw a cat – easy. Kids can grab a pencil, paper and eraser and get started on a simple cat drawing of their own.

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Let’s draw a cat!

Make an easy cat drawing

Drawing a cat doesn’t have to be difficult! With this easy step by step tutorial you’ll be able to use a curved line or two, some straight lines, small lines, a big circle, smaller circle, and a few other shapes to make a realistic cat. Click the blue button to download the easy cat drawing lesson:

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Don’t worry, it’s easy! From the first cat drawing step to last cat drawing step we’ll be adding a little more detail than the previous step making it easy for beginner artists to make an outline of the cat and then add details with this step by step guide.

How to Draw a Cat (Step by Step)

Print our step by step tutorial and follow these simple instructions:

Step 1

Step 1 - How to Draw a Cat - first, draw a circle
First, draw a circle.

Let’s start with our kitty’s head: draw a circle.

Step 2

Step 2 - How to Draw a Cat - add a rounded rectangle to the circle. See how the rectangle is smaller at the top
Add a rounded rectangle. Notice it’s smaller at the top.

Add a rounded rectangle – notice how it’s smaller at the top.

Step 3

Step 3 - How to Draw a Cat - add two tilted triangles to your cat drawing.  Make the tip round. Erase the extra lines.
Add two tilted triangles. Make the tip round. Erase any extra lines.

For the cute ears, add two tilted triangles with rounded tips. Erase extra lines.

Step 4

Step 4 - How to Draw a Cat - add two smaller triangles inside the bigger triangles you just drew
Add two smaller triangles inside the first ones.

Draw two smaller triangles inside the larger ones.

Step 5

Step 5 - How to Draw a Cat - add a drop shape. The bottom of the droplet is flatter than a normal water droplet would be. Erase the extra lines.
Add a drop shape. Notice the bottom is flatter. Erase extra lines.

Now let’s draw the cat’s body! Draw a drop-like figure, notice how the bottom is flat. Erase extra lines.

Step 6

Step 6 - How to Draw a Cat - add two arched lines in the middle that will become the cats legs and paws
Add two arched lines in the middle.

To draw the paws, add two arched lines in the middle. So cute!

Step 7

Step 7 - How to Draw a Cat - draw the cat's tail curving it a bit around the back of the cat's body.
Draw a little tail.

Draw a small tail. We’re almost done!

Step 8

Step 8 - How to Draw a Cat - add cat details like cat eyes, a cute cat nose, cat whiskers
Let’s add details! Add little ovals for the eyes, a rounded triangle for the nose, and lines for the mouth and whiskers.

Add small details, like the eyes, nose, and whiskers!

Step 9

Step 9 - How to Draw a Cat - get creative and give the cat distinctive coat markings like cat stripes or spots
Amazing job! Get creative and add different details.

Now let’s color our kitty! You can add different patterns to make it unique.

Your cat drawing is done! Hooray!

Quick Finishing Touches for a Simple Cat Drawing

  • For a Persian cat: Keep the cat drawing one color and add long hair details.
  • For a bengal cat: Make irregular circle shapes that are darker on the outside that are grouped together but not touching similar to a leopard’s spots.
  • For a polydactyl cat: Add additional toes and draw the cat paws to resemble mittens!
  • For a calico cat: Go crazy with details because no two calico cats are the same! Add stripes and color blocks that are usually not very symmetrical.
  • For a siamese cat: Darken the tail, paws, lower lets, center of the face and ears.
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Simple and easy cat drawing steps!

How to Draw a Cat (Easy Template) – Download PDF File

Cat Drawing for Kids

Learning how to draw a cat and other animals is a great way to help your kid feel more confident and relaxed. See how proud they are to be an artist!

Not only that, but when you add a drawing activity to your kid’s day, you’re helping them increase their imagination, enhance their fine motor and coordination skills, and develop a healthy way of displaying their emotions, among other things.

Now you know why learning how to draw a cat for kids is so important!

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Great Books For More Drawing Fun

Usborne Big Drawing Book cover art
The Big Drawing Book is great for beginners ages 6 and up.

The Big Drawing Book

By following the very simple step-by-steps in this fun drawing book you can draw dolphins diving in the sea, knights guarding a castle, monster faces, buzzing bees, and lots, lots more.

Usborne Drawing Doodling and Coloring book cover art
Your imagination will help you draw and doodle on every page.

Drawing Doodling and Coloring

An excellent book filled with doodling, drawing and coloring activities. On some of the pages you’ll find ideas for what to do, but you can do whatever you like.

Usborne write and draw yor own comics book cover art
Never left fully alone with a scary blank page!

Write and Draw Your Own Comics

Write and Draw Your Own Comics is full of inspiring ideas for all kinds of different stories, with writing tips to help you on your way. for kids who want to tell stories, but gravitate toward pictures. It has a mix of partially-drawn comics and blank panels with intro comics as instructions – lots of space for kids to draw their own comics!

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How did your cat drawing turn out?

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