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How To Draw a Cat

Watch more How to Draw for Beginners videos: Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - Learn the basic process of drawing domestic cats using these helpful hints. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - Howcast Video Games Channel - Howcast Tech Channel - Howcast Food Channel - Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Draw body and head Draw a vertical half-oval for the body and place a smaller circle at the top left of the oval for the head. This will create a side view drawing. Step 2: Add tail and legs Add a cane-shaped tail, connecting it to the lower back. Draw a half arc across the inside of the oval at its midpoint to define the hindquarter. Make a short line from the center bottom of the space created by the arc, angling it toward the tail. Draw a triangular shape from the outside of the inner arc to the outside of the original oval. Tip Take your time sketching the basic shapes and draw lightly. Step 3: Place paws and face Add small horizontal oval shapes to the end of each leg for paws. Connect the head to the body with short lines. Draw a curved line beneath the head and connected to the face with a short, straight line to create the muzzle. Step 4: Add facial features and ear Add the cat's nose, a triangle-shaped ear at the side of the head, whiskers, an almond-shaped eye socket, and a round eye. Tip Reflect accurate lighting conditions by adjusting the size of the cat's pupil. The pupil enlarges in accordance to greater amounts of light. Step 5: Erase guidelines Erase unwanted guidelines, refining the cat's contour. Step 6: Add fur markings and shadows Sketch in distinctive fur markings and create depth by darkening shadowed areas. With patience, skill, and little luck, you'll create a drawing that's the cat's meow. Did You Know? Did you know? There are more than 30 recognized pedigreed cat breeds, each with distinguishing features.
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