While classic cartoons and typical children’s stories like to portray cats and dogs as mortal enemies, anyone who has ever owned both knows that this does not have to be the case. In many homes, dogs and cats live together in peaceful harmony, and sleep side by side as best friends – and in just a few short steps, we will bring this peaceful scene to life.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by taking a black pen, and drawing a small oval shape to the left of your page – this should be angled at around 45 degrees, and look almost like a small bean.
From the top of this, bring a curved line up, around and down to the right. Add another “bean” shape just inside the top curve.
Add two circles just below the second “bean” shape, and then add a small dot inside each of these circles.
Now, bring the outline line up slightly, then back down, across to the left, and then bring it up and in to a point, before heading back out to meet the bottom of the original “bean” shape. At the top of the bottom point, add a long, thin oval shape, and fill this in – do you see the face of the dog taking shape?
To the left of the face, bring two wavy, parallel lines across and down at a 45 degree angle, heading towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page. Join the ends with a curved line to create an ear.
Now, during another short line out from the right-hand side of the face, this time angled up towards the top right0hand corner of the page. At the end of this, bring two lines down in an upside down “V” shape.
Move to the left-hand stem of the “V”, and add a curved line from this point, moving across towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page. At the end of this, add another “V” shape, and then draw a line from the tip to the top of the connecting line. Repeat this on the other side to create the ears of your cat.
At the bottom of the right ear, add a long, thin “teardrop” shape.
Now, add two sets of sharp, slightly curved lines to the top line of the cat, and then bring a short curved line down from the middle of the “teardrop”.
Add two semicircles beneath the sharp lines, and a small circle below these…
Before bringing two curved lines out from beneath this to form the eyes, nose and smile of your kitty.
Bring a curved line down and across to the right from the bottom of the mouth, and then return to the right-hand line of the dogs face. From here, bring a curved line straight down, bumping out to the left, and then heading towards the bottom of the page.
At the end of this, bring the line across and up to create a front leg for your cat, and add another curve beside this for the second leg. Add a short diagonal line just below the top.
Now, add a large “C” shape to the right of the second leg, connecting the bottom of the cat to the “teardrop” shape at the top.
Follow the bottom line across to the left, and curve it up and inwards towards the top. Leave a small gap, and then follow the top of the “C” across and back down to form a tail.
Now, add another small “horseshoe” shape to the bottom of the tail, beside the right front leg.
Return to the bottom of the dog’s face on the left-hand side, and bring a short line down, before curving this across to the left.
At the bottom of this line, bring two lines up towards the top left-hand corner of the page, joining in a point to create a wagging tail for your dog.
At the bottom of the tail, curve a line across to the right, before heading up slightly, and back in to create a foot. Then, add a “reverse C” shape above this for the hip.
Just to the right of this add two parallel lines heading downwards and flicking out at the end for the front leg. Bring a line across from the top of the foot to the edge of the leg, and then on the other side to meet the leg of the cat.
Now, add a long, thin “U” shape below the pup’s nose, with a short line in the center to give him a wet tongue…
And add a wavy line to the right-hand side of the head, heading out above the cat’s ears and curving down.
Add a few small dots and whiskers to the face of the kitty…
Before using a light orange pen to fill in the body of the dog.
Use a red pen to add color to his tongue…
And a brown pen for his floppy ears!
Now, use a pink pen to fill in the cat’s nose…
And a gray crayon, or dark gray pencil, for the tail and the bottom of her body, up until just below the face.
Grab the light orange pen, and fill in the dog’s arm which is embracing the kitty below the face…
Before returning to the gray crayon or dark gray pencil for the rest of the puss.
Finally, use a tissue to gently smudge the gray on the cat, leaving her with a smooth, even texture.
And there we have it – two best friends, just waiting to get into all sorts of mischief together. What will their first adventure be? The story is up to you…