We all know that there are three things cats like to do: eat, sleep and get themselves hopelessly stuck in trees. Whether you are a loyal cat parent or have never actually seen this scene in person, we will bring it to life in just a few short, simple steps – let’s get started.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by taking a black fineliner pen, and drawing a small, wide triangle in the center of your page, with the point heading down towards the bottom of the page.
Bring two curved lines down from the point, fanning out on either side.
Join the ends of these two lines together with a curve to create a wide, grinning mouth.
Add two small, curved lines, one on either side of the triangle, for sharp cat eyes.
Enclose all of the shapes in a wide circle…
And then add two triangles to the top of this for your cat’s ears.
Next, bring two curved, parallel lines down from the bottom of the face…
And join these with a wide “V” shape at the bottom.
Add another, parallel V shape just below the first…
And join the ends of these with a small circle.
Inside each of these circles, add another, smaller circle at the bottom, and add a series of small dots all around the top of this.
Add a small “X” to the bottom of the “V” shape, right in the center…
And then bring two curved lines down to meet in a point, creating your kitty’s tail.
Add a wavy, horizontal line to the top of the page, above the cat…
And then add a shorter line above this, right in the center.
Add two small circles, one at either end of this shorter line.
Then, extend the edges of this top line across on both sides, taking it off the edges of the page.
Add a series of small “spikes” emerging from the bottom of each of the circles…
And then add two sets of parallel lines connecting the bottom line to the top of the cat’s head – do you see how he is hanging from the tree branch?
Add a series of long lines inside the branch for texture and extra detail.
Use a light gray pen to gently shade in the body of your cat.
And then use a dark gray pen to add shading to the tail and the outlines.
Grab a brown pen, and use this to fill in the ears, mouth, paws, and some of the sections of the branch.
Use a light brown pen to go over the branch and fill in the rest of the surface.
And there we have it – a cat in a tree. He doesn’t look too unhappy about it, so maybe this was all part of a larger, master plan? Often, the only creatures to truly understand cats are other cats, so we may never know!