In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a British Shorthair Cat sitting 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 this British Blue 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 near the top of the paper as a guide for the British shorthair's head. To draw the circle, first make four small marks to determine its height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a small, circular object like a coin or a lid. 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 horizontal line across the head to help you place the British shorthair's facial features later. Draw a short, vertical line on top for another construction guide. Curve the lines a bit.
Step 3: Draw a small circle on the bottom half of the head as a guide for the British shorthair's muzzle. Pay attention to the size of this circle in relation to the head. The bottom shouldn't touch the cat's head.
Step 4: On top of the head, draw two triangular shapes as guides for the cat's ears. Use the vertical construction line inside the head as a guide to space out the British shorthair's ears properly.
Step 5: Far down below the head, make a small mark as the first part of the guide for the torso. On either side, connect the mark to the British shorthair's head using long, curved lines to finish the guide. The resulting shape should be similar to the letter U. Pay attention to the size of this arc in relation to the cat's head.