How to Draw a Cat Looking Up

Cats have earned their reputation as mysterious creatures for a very good reason – it is sometimes difficult to establish exactly what they are thinking, feeling, and in some cases, staring at. Be a part of the mystery of the feline by learning to draw one of those enigmatic scenes – a sleek puss staring up at an unknown target.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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How to draw a cat looking up step 1

Start with a black fineliner pen, and add a tiny almond shape just to the right of the center of your page.


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How to draw a cat looking up step 2

Above this, add a short, curved line, and bump this up slightly at the end, before bringing the line down past the almond-shaped eye, and curve it back in and down.


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How to draw a cat looking up step 3

Return to the line at the top, and bring a short, straight line down from the left of this at a 45 degree angle, before adding a curved triangle to the end of the line.


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How to draw a cat looking up step 4

Add a small “chevron” shape just to the left of the eye…


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How to draw a cat looking up step 5

And then bring a line down from the left ear, adding one small, straight bump, and another angled to the bottom left-hand corner of the page.


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How to draw a cat looking up step 6

Return to the line on the right, and curve this out and down to end in a “backwards C” shape at the bottom.


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How to draw a cat looking up step 7

At the end of this, bring a short line up towards the top of the page.


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How to draw a cat looking up step 8

To the left of this, add a tall “hook” shape…


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How to draw a cat looking up step 9

And then add a parallel line beside this to create a “shepherds crook” effect.


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How to draw a cat looking up step 10

Add another “bump” to the end of this, and bring the bottom line across to the left to start creating the back leg of the cat.


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How to draw a cat looking up step 11

Return to the left, and curve a line across to the left, and down towards the bottom of the page.


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How to draw a cat looking up step 12

At the end of this line, add a wavy line which heads down and then across to the right.


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How to draw a cat looking up step 13

Add another line above this wavy one, and connect the ends with a curve to create the tail.


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How to draw a cat looking up step 14

Finally, use a black pen to fill in the main body of the cat, leaving the “crook”, eye, and chevron shape white for a dramatic effect.


And there we have it – a mystic, mysterious cat gazing off into the distance. Why not insert them into a scene of your choice to complete the story, and offer a source for their interest?

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