In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Tabby Cat (Head Detail) 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 Tabby 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 big circle as a guide for the tabby 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 glass, a bowl 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 long, curved, horizontal line across the circle as a guide to help you place the tabby cat's facial features later. Draw this line slightly higher than the middle. Add a vertical line on top for another guide.
Step 3: Directly top of the horizontal line and to the left of the vertical line, draw a small circle as a guide for the first eye. Use the four-marks method to draw the circle or trace the outline of a small coin. Pay attention to the distance between the circle and the vertical guide line. Draw another small circle to the right of the vertical line as a guide for the other eye. The tabby cat's eyes should be roughly the same size and equal distance from the vertical line.
Step 4: Draw another circle below the horizontal line as a guide for the tabby cat's muzzle. Use the four-marks method again to draw the circle. Notice that the sides of the circle line up below the eyes. The bottom of this circle shouldn't reach the bottom of the main circle.
Step 5: Draw the guide for the tabby cat's first ear by first making a small mark above the top, left side of the head. Now connect the mark to the head using curved lines to create a thin, tall arc.