Cats are very lovely and huggable. They are extremely beautiful and colorful with stripes on their skin. They are one of the most popular pets of many people. With their glorious and soft undercoat hair, no person can resist touching them. They have also different cute poses with innocent eyes which makes some people love to sketch them.
Well, these are the simple steps on learning how to draw a cat with a preferred pose of them (the cat) that you wanted to draw.
First and foremost it is best to get several basic shapes for an outline just like small circle for the head and big oblong for the body, small triangles for the ears and rectangles for the feet and the tail. Observe carefully for the entire structure of the catís body. Notice the joints of the legs, in which it needs to be the joining of two rectangles. Make sure of the proportionality of the parts. And then draw lines that represent its gorgeous undercoat hair.
Draw it along with these basic shape around the ears , the head and its whole body.Then proceed to the headís part and draw it passionately.
With relation to the head of the cat; one must consider its form. As you have seen in the figure, I selected a British short hair cat to become my reference. Now, observe carefully its face. With my British short hair cat as a reference, its face is fatty along with a good width so we draw it as a wide oblong . It has a round cheek and a firm chin in which we choose to sketch it curvedly.
Be sure that the parts are well proportioned. Use soft three lines of horizontal type that divide the face area in three parts which covers the eyes, the nose and the mouth as a guideline to have a proportion part of the face. With this particular guides, itís easy to begin to give additional information of it. Draw the eyes dramatically with well opened one. Draw it with a sharp small oblong for its sharp looking eye. Well, cats eyes depends on how they project in the camera as well as your method of sketching its eyes must be based upon on the reference you used. Underneath the eyes, draw short broad nose with dots for its hairs. Consider its broadness and it volume, the way it appears to be. And donít forget the size, the position and the depths of the curves of its ears.
After making some outlines for it, flesh it out to really make it real. Give curves line for showing good depths of body and also for its expansive chest. And in addition, draw a curve line on the rectangle shape for the feet to show its strong short legs and rounded paws. Note that it is its short coat hair that covers its whole body, so draw soft lines to represent its glamorous fur. Also, add some short curve line which can be seen it its neck. Going back to the eyes of the cat, make it shinny by putting some shading on it.
Finally, when it comes to coating the whole body of the cat, be sure the your method of shading will look just like a strand of a fur. Show that the darker part which you can see must be shaded on some protion of the catís body. Also, to show the depths of the curves of the ears, the whole part of it should be gently shaded from the outer part and thickly in the inner part. And also, add some intense shading in the part of the nose and around the mouth. All of these shading depends upon the reflection of the light on the catís face.
Cats are cute and cuddly, they are fluffy and thatís the reason why they are hard to draw. But once you take into heart and practice all the things youíve learned, then sketching them as cute as the real ones is not a problem.