When you catch your kitty fixing their attention on something, it typically means that they have gone straight into predator mode, and are ready to attack whatever it is that has captured their interest! At that moment before the attack, you may notice them going stiff, focused, and attentive – it truly is a fascinating sight to observe. Want to bring it to life through your drawing? Let’s get started!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Starting with a gray pencil and ruler, draw a large box at the bottom of your page – the bottom of the box should be off the edge of the page.
Take a gray pencil and drawing compass, and add a large circle to the left of the box, with the bottom third crossing the top line.
Use an eraser to remove the line inside the circle…
And then use the ruler to add a series of diagonal lines across the width of the circle…
And a vertical line heading straight down the middle.
Take the gray pencil, and add two slightly curved lines in the second section up. Then repeat this on the other side of the central line.
Inside these shapes, add two smaller semicircle shapes in the corners – do you see sharp cat eyes beginning to emerge?
Next, add a small, curved triangle shape just below the eyes for a nose…
And a wavy “W” line below this, just above another semicircle, for the mouth and nose of your kitty.
Add two tall triangles to the top of the circle, one on each side, and then add two tall, thin triangles inside each of these.
Add a jagged “flame” shape in the middle of these two ears.
Then, use an eraser to remove the top curve of the circle, and the guidelines in the middle.
Take the gray pencil, and add a large curved shape just below the face, on the left-hand side of the cat.
Repeat this with another large, curved “U” shape to the right, with the top going above the top line of the box.
Bring a curved line across from just below the right ear, curving across and down to meet the top line of the box.
Use an eraser to remove the box lines in the paws, leaving you with a clear shape.
Now, use a pink pen to add color to the inside of the ears, the nose and the tongue. Then use a light hand to fill in the background.
Fill in the body with a light blue pen…
And then go over the back with a darker blue pen.
Bring the eyes to life by filling them in with a black pen…
And then use a black fineliner pen to add whiskers to the sides and above the eyes.
Use the black fineliner pen to add two marks to each of the paws, creating toes for your kitty. Finally, use the same tool to outline the cat’s body and the frame.
Now, you may not know just what your kitty has their eye on, but at least you have brought the scene to life – the rest is up to your imagination.