25 Easy Cat Drawing Ideas and Tutorials for Everyone

If you want to draw a cat, you’ll enjoy checking out these easy cat drawing ideas and tutorials.

No matter what your skill level, you’ll find the perfect cat drawing for you. I’ve put together a wonderful collection of cat sketches, drawings, and tutorials for you to use as a reference.

I also thought it would be fun to share domestic and big cat drawing ideas and references. So you’ll find references for drawing housecats as well as lions and tigers. I’ve also added some fun cat doodles if you’re looking for fast and simple drawing ideas.

Cat Poses

CAT POSES
Artist Credit: EifiHanaki

These simple sketches feature pose references for you to try out. Drawing these poses will help teach you how a cat would look when drawn in different positions.

How to Draw a Lion

HOW TO DRAW A LION
Artist Credit: adriansintilde

Did you know that lions are the largest member of the cat family? As I mentioned earlier, I’m also featuring drawings of lions. If you want to improve your wild cat drawing skills, this simple tutorial is super helpful.

How to Easily Draw a Cat

cat drawing ideas
Artist Credit: weheartit

If you’re looking for a simple tutorial that makes drawing a cat easy, this one is perfect.

How to Draw Big Cat Ears

HOW TO DRAW BIG CAT EARS
Artist Credit: AntiDarkHeart

This guide shows you how to draw the ears of a big cat. Some of the tips mentioned are how to tell if the ears are too low, where the inner ear fur is located, etc.

How to Draw A Realistic Cat

HOW TO DRAW A REALISTIC CAT
Artist Credit: weheartit

I like this sketch because it shows you how you can easily draw a realistic cat in about six steps. This reference is great for new artists.

Cat Head from Different Angles

CAT HEAD FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES
Artist Credit: gyshka

It’s so important that you practice drawing living things from different angles. This is an important step in drawing realistic animals.

Cat with Butterfly on Nose

CAT WITH BUTTERFLY ON NOSE
Artist Credit: art_iconic

If you’re looking for a beautiful drawing idea, I love this cat with a monarch butterfly on its nose. The artist did a great job with the texture of the cat’s fur.

How to Draw a Big Cats Legs and Feet

HOW TO DRAW A BIG CATS LEGS AND FEET
Artist Credit: AntiDarkHeart

This wonderful guide shows us how to draw a big cat’s legs and feet. There are examples of the lion, tiger, cheetah, and snow leopard.

Cute Cat Sketches

CUTE CAT SKETCHES
Artist Credit: BevJohnson

These cat sketches are absolutely wonderful. They show the cat lounging, looking up, and more. This is such a fun way to practice your cat sketches.

Cat Gestures

CAT GESTURES
Artist Credit: saraneth672

Practice drawing cat gestures by using these sketches for your reference. Even though these are sketches, they are still very well done.

Fun Cat Doodles

FUN CAT DOODLES
Artist Credit: bhavyasaxena_art

I wanted to include these cat doodles because they’re just so fun to draw. I love the expressions on the cat’s faces. Once you’re finished, you could even color your cats with colored pencils or watercolor paint.

Typical Cat Poses Doodles

TYPICAL CAT POSES DOODLES
Artist Credit: weheartit

Here are some more fun cat doodles. These kitties are doing different poses like sleeping, licking their paws, and jumping.

Cat Studies

CAT STUDIES
Artist Credit: vibrantes

These sketches give you a peek at the anatomy of a cat. If you want to learn how to draw a realistic cat, it’s so important that you learn the cat’s anatomy.

Cat Portrait

CAT PORTRAIT
Artist Credit: Clark Paintings

This portrait drawing of a cat uses a graphite pencil. If you like this portrait, you can purchase a custom portrait from the artist by clicking on the link below.

Full Body Drawing

FULL BODY DRAWING
Artist Credit: valebia1

This drawing showcases the cat’s entire body. It features great texture and does a good job of capturing the natural movement of a cat.

If you’re a fan of cats or are looking to learn how to draw them easily, these tutorials should be right up your alley. By practicing daily, you’ll be able to draw a realistic and adorable cat in no time.

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I'm Tiffany, author of the 30-Day Drawing Challenge Workbook. I'm a crafting expert and writer with over 12 years of experience. I love sharing my passion for crafting, which includes crocheting, drawing, painting, and DIY projects.