Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Cat (Siamese)" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw two circles as guides for the first part of the Siamese cat's body. First draw four small marks for the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But the circles don't have to be perfect. They're just guides.
If you do want a perfect circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a bottle cap or any other object with a circular edge. The circle on the left should be a bit bigger than the one on the right. Leave enough room on the sides for the Siamese cat's head, tail and limbs. Don't draw the circles too far apart, otherwise your cat will end up too long.
Step 2: Draw another circle on the top, right side as a guide for the Siamese cat's head. This circle should be slightly smaller than the first circle. The edge of this circle should touch the edge of the first circle. Don't place this circle directly on top of the body. It should be closer to the right side.
Step 3: Draw a curved horizontal line across the head. This is a construction line that will help you place the Siamese cat's facial features later. Add a curved vertical line on the top right side of the head for another construction line.
Step 4: Draw a small circle on the lower, right side of the head as a guide for the muzzle. This small circle should fit between the horizontal construction line and the lower edge of the cat's head.
Step 5: Draw two triangle-like shapes on top of the head as guides for the ears. Siamese cats have pretty big ears, so don't draw these shapes too small.