Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Cat (Stretching) 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 bottom of the paper as a guide for the stretching cat's head. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's width and height. Then connect the marks using curved lines to form the rest of the circle. If you're struggling drawing the circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a button or any other object with a circular edge.
Step 2: Draw a curved horizontal line across the head. This construction line will help you place the cat's facial features later.
Step 3: Outside of the head, on the left side, draw a short, angled line as a guide for the cat's muzzle. This line should be similar to the letter C but more angular.
Step 4: Above the construction line, near the right side, draw a triangle-like line as a guide for the first ear. On top of the cat's head, draw a thinner triangle-like line as a guide for the other ear.
Step 5: To the right of the head, draw another circle as a guide for the front part of the cat's body. First make four small marks for the circle's height and width, then connect the marks using curved lines. This circle should be almost twice as big as the head, and their edges should touch.