In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Calico Cat 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.
To draw this Calico 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 middle of the paper as a guide for the front part of the calico cat's body. To draw the circle, make four marks to determine 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, just trace the outer rim of a 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: To the right, draw another circle as a guide for the back portion of the body. Use the four-marks method to draw this circle too. The two circles should be about the same size. The edges of the circles should touch. If you draw them far apart, the calico cat's body will be too long.
Step 3: On the top, left side, draw a third circle as a guide for the calico's head. This circle should be about two-thirds the size of the first circle. The edges of the circles on the left should touch. If these circles are too far apart, the cat's neck will be too long.
Step 4: Draw a horizontal line across the head as a guide to help you place the calico cat's facial features later on. On the top, left side, draw a smaller, curved, vertical line for another construction guide.
Step 5: On the bottom, left side of the head, draw a small circle as a guide for the calico's muzzle. This circle should fit snugly between the horizontal line and the edge of the cat's head.