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How to draw a cat's head. Step-by-step drawing tutorial.

Updated: Dec 6, 2023

How to draw a cat's head. Step-by-step drawing tutorial. In this drawing tutorial, we will learn to draw a cat's head.

How to draw a cat's head. Step-by-step drawing tutorial.

Step 1. Outline the contours of the cat's head

With light lines, sketch out the outline of the cat's muzzle. Draw parallel lines and indicate the location of the eyes, nose, and mouth.

How to draw a cat's head. Step-by-step drawing tutorial. Step 1. Outline the contours of the cat's head.

Step 2. Add details to the cat's head drawing

Using a pointed sharp HB pencil, draw the cat's face. Remove the auxiliary lines.

How to draw a cat's head. Step-by-step drawing tutorial. Step 2. Add details to the cat's head drawing.

Step 3. Continue detailing the cat's eyes, nose, and mouth

Now draw the eyes, nose, and mouth. We will make the light source from the top left, and the eyes are a little wider than in the photo. Then we begin to draw the contours of the white areas on the muzzle.

How to draw a cat's head. Step-by-step drawing tutorial. Step 3. Continue detailing the cat's eyes, nose, and mouth.

Step 4. Apply the contours of white and dark areas on the cat's drawing

Next, draw some lines on the ears, as well as the contours of the white areas under the eyes and in the nose area. Apply the contours of white areas on the entire muzzle and on the body of the cat.

How to draw a cat's head. Step-by-step drawing tutorial. Step 4. Apply the contours of white and dark areas on the cat's drawing

Step 5. How to draw a cat's fur

Using 2H and HB pencils, apply strokes of the fur of different lengths and densities. To create lighter areas, the lines should be drawn away from each other; for dark ones, the lines should be drawn close to each other.

To make the fur look natural, draw only with sharpened pencils. It is very important to think about the direction of the bends of the stroke, they will help create the illusion of volume in the various parts of the muzzle under the fur. Before you start, lighten the lines of the shadow grid with a soft eraser. Remember that the strokes on the left are lighter than those on the right.


How to draw a cat's head. Step-by-step drawing tutorial. Step 5. How to draw a cat's fur

Step 6. Continue toning the cat's fur in our drawing

Continue to work from light to dark, overlaying tones. For dark areas, a 2B pencil works well, and for the darkest places, especially for the dark stripes on the right, a 4B pencil is great. At the end of the work, you will get a lot of tones, using pencils of different softness and changing the density of the lines. When drawing fur, shadow transitions can be sudden and abrupt or, on the contrary, gradual and smooth.

How to draw a cat's head. Step-by-step drawing tutorial. Step 6. Continue toning the cat's fur in our drawing

Step 7. How to draw the cat's eyes and nose

Now, we need to revive the eyes. First, we add light tones to the iris with an HB pencil, then with 2B and 4B pencils, circle the contours of the eyes. Make shadow transitions smooth. Use the eraser to lighten the small piece of the iris that is in the lower right corner, opposite the highlight. With a 6B pencil, paint over the pupil.

How to draw a cat's head. Step 7. How to draw the cat's eyes and nose.

Step 8. Finish shading the cat's fur in our cat's drawing

While shading his ears and the lower part of his face, remember that the shading should be lighter on the left, as this part is closer to the light source. Use the 2H and HB pencils to work on the light areas and the 4B pencil to work on the dark areas. Take a moment and study the directions of the curves of the hatching lines.

How to draw a cat's head. Step 8. Finish shading the cat's fur in our cat's drawing.


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