Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Cat (Scottish Fold) Playing" 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 a circle near the top, right side of the paper as a guide for the Scottish fold's head. First draw four small marks to indicate 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. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. If you're having a hard time drawing the circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a lid or any other object with a circular edge.
Step 2: Draw a curved horizontal line across the cat's head. This construction line will help you place the Scottish fold's facial features later. Add a curved vertical line on the top right side of the head for another construction line.
Step 3: Draw a small oval below the horizontal construction line as a guide for the Scottish fold's muzzle. Pay attention to the size and shape of this small oval in relation to the rest of the cat's head.
Step 4: Draw two short arcs on top of the head as guides for the Scottish fold's folded ears. If you want to draw a regular cat, simply use triangle- like shapes as guides for the ears instead of arcs.
Step 5: Draw a big oval-like shape under the head as a guide for the top part of the cat's body. Draw a small mark to indicate where the bottom edge will be, and then connect the mark to the head using curved lines. Don't overlap the shape of the head. This shape should be almost twice the size of the head.