For many cats, there are a few main priorities that typically dominate their time: eating delicious food, snoozing under the midday sun, having their ears scratched and, of course, catching everything that moves – including butterflies! In just a few simple steps, we will bring one of a cat’s favorite pastimes to life – let’s get started.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start with a gray pen, and draw two pointed shapes, connected by a slightly curved line, at the top of your page. On the left-hand side, carry a jagged line down, out, and back in, to create the top and side of your kitty’s face.
Repeat this jagged line on the right-hand side, bringing this one down slightly further.
Then, bring a line-up, just below the right ear, heading towards the top of the page. Add three small “bumps”, and then bring the line down at an angle, below the bottom of the face.
Repeat this on the left-hand side, so that you end up with your cat stretching up above her head.
On the left, bring the outside line of the arm down and in at a slight angle, before angling it down towards the bottom of the page. At the end of this line, add a few more “bumps”, and start to bring the line across to the right.
Bring the line across a little more with a curve to the right, and then add two parallel lines to the bottom. Join these at the bottom with another set of three bumps for a third leg…
And then duplicate this shape at the end of the curved line, creating the fourth leg.
Move to the top of the line, and bring a curve right out and across, curving back up to end in a small bump at the top. Then, add another, wider, bump to the left of the first.
Add two smaller bumps to the left of the large one, and then curve the line back down and across to the left, parallel with the one below it.
Bring the line in a little more, and then connect this to the bottom of the head.
Add a large oval shape to the center of the body for your cat’s furry tummy…
And then add a few dots to the bottom legs.
Now, add a series of stripes all along the tail, and use the gray pen to fill these in.
Add some more dots to the bottom of the arms stretching out at the top…
And three more stripes along the top of the head – the one in the middle should be slightly longer than those at the sides.
Now, add more dots, this time moving up the arms at the top…
Before switching to a gray pencil, and adding two large circles to the top of the face.
Use the gray pen to add a series of stripes all along the sides of the body, and fill these in.
Add dots to the top of the tummy, below the face…
And use a pink pen to fill in the inside of the ears, and the spaces below the eyes.
Next, use a black fine liner pen to add a small dot to the center of each of the circles in the face. Then add a small “C” shape to the right of each of these dots.
Use the fine liner to draw a smaller circle inside the outer one, and fill in the space, leaving the dot and “C” shapes white.
Add a long, thin shape to the space above the cat’s head -this should have a curved top, and tapered bottom.
Bring two short, wavy lines out from the top of this shape, and add small circles to the tops…
Then add a small “upside down triangle” to the face of the cat, and two curved lines below this for a nose and mouth.
Give your kitty some whiskers reaching out on either side…
And use a gray pen to add more small dots to the face.
Now, fill in the central oval, leaving small white dots throughout.
Grab a gray pencil, and use this to carefully shade in the body of your cat.
Next, use the gray to add wings to the shape at the top – these should look like four petals emerging from the central line to create four wings.
Add two long, thin shapes to each of the bottom wings…
And use a black fine liner pen to add touches of color to the ends of these shapes.
Grab a yellow pen, and fill in the rest of these long, thin shapes…
Before using a pink pen to add vibrant color to the rest of the butterfly.
Finally, use a yellow pen to go around the outside of your butterfly, and complete the look.
And there we have it – a super cute kitty, intent on claiming her prize, and a stunning, vibrant butterfly, fluttering away to safety – but will it escape the clutches of a determined cat?