In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Cat Sleeping step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
To draw a sleeping cat step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The 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 on the left side of the paper as a guide for the sleeping cat's head. First make four small marks to indicate the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, trace the outer rim of a cup, a lid or any other object with a circular edge. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: Draw a curved, horizontal line across the sleeping cat's head to help you add facial features later. On top of that, draw a short, vertical line for another construction guide.
Step 3: Draw a small circle on the bottom part of the head as a guide for the muzzle. The bottom edge of this circle should be outside the larger circle, and it should be close to the right side.
Step 4: On top of the head, draw two small, triangle-like shapes as guides for the sleeping cat's ears. Space the ears apart and pay attention to their size in relation to the head.
Step 5: Now add the guide for the body by first making a small mark far off on the right side. The space between the head and the mark should be almost twice the width of the head. Right under the sleeping cat's head, draw a very long, horizontal line that curves on the right and connects to the mark.
Slightly above the ear on the right, make a small mark to indicate the top of the body. Continue drawing the mark toward the left and curve it down so that it meets the long, horizontal line at the bottom. Don't overlap the cat's ear. Extend the line toward the right as well to close off the shape. The overall shape of the body should be similar to a wonky oval/egg.