15 Easy Cat Drawing Ideas and Tutorials for Everyone

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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 drawings ideas.

Gather Your Drawing Supplies

  • Blending Stump: Never blend with your fingers! Blending with your fingers causes the oils from your fingers to transfer to your drawing. Blending stumps allow you to blend without ruining your art.
  • Sketch Book When it comes to sketching, you can’t go wrong with the 300 Series Strathmore drawing pad.
  • Colored Pencils: I love using the Castle colored pencils whenever I add color to my drawings. They’re amazing!

Cat Poses

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.

CAT POSES

Artist Credit: EifiHanaki

How to Draw a Lion

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 DRAW A LION

Artist Credit: adriansintilde

How to Easily Draw a Cat

If you’re looking for a simple tutorial that makes drawing a cat easy, this one is perfect. If you love drawings like this, you’ll love one of my favorite easy drawing books The Drawing Book for Kids: 365 Daily Things to Draw: Step by Step.

cat drawing ideas

Credit: weheartit

How to Draw Big Cat Ears

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 BIG CAT EARS

Artist Credit: AntiDarkHeart

How to Draw A Realistic Cat

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

HOW TO DRAW A REALISTIC CAT

Artist Credit: unknown

Cat Head from Different Angles

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

CAT HEAD FROM DIFFERENT ANGLES

Artist Credit: gyshka

Cat with Butterfly on Nose

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.

CAT WITH BUTTERFLY ON NOSE

Artist Credit: art_iconic

How to Draw a Big Cats Legs and Feet

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.

HOW TO DRAW A BIG CATS LEGS AND FEET

Artist Credit: AntiDarkHeart

Cute Cat Sketches

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.

CUTE CAT SKETCHES

Artist Credit: BevJohnson

Cat Gestures

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

CAT GESTURES

Artist Credit: saraneth672

Fun Cat Doodles

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 in with colored pencil or watercolor paint.

FUN CAT DOODLES

Artist Credit: bhavyasaxena_art

Typical Cat Poses Doodles

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

TYPICAL CAT POSES DOODLES

Artist Credit: unknown

Cat Studies

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 STUDIES

Artist Credit: vibrantes

Cat PORTRAIT

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.

CAT PORTRAIT

Artist Credit: Clark Paintings

Full Body Drawing

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

FULL BODY DRAWING

Artist Credit: valebia1

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