How to Draw a Lazy Cat

If there is one thing we all know about cats, it is that they like their sleep! Whether you are the parent of a lazy cat, or simply enjoy seeing them snoozing in the sun, let’s learn to bring this scene to life in just a few short steps.


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Start by taking a black pen and drawing a large “U” shape at the bottom of your page.


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At the top of this, add two pointed triangle shapes for ears, and connect these with a curved line in the middle.


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Add two smaller triangles inside each of the ears…


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And then add two dots to the center of the face.


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Add a small triangle for a nose just below the eyes…


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And then use a black fineliner pen to draw three horizontal lines on either side – the top line should be longest, followed by the middle, followed by the bottom.


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Grab the black pen, and bring a line across from the bottom of the face, heading towards the right. Curve this up, and then bring the line up at an angle towards the top left-hand corner of the page. Then, bring another line up from the center of the head, and curve this up and across to the right, before waving back downwards.


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Extend the top line out slightly, and then curve it around and across to meet the line at the bottom.


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Add two curved lines to the left, and connect these with a curve…


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Before using the pink pencil to fill in the inside of the ears.


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Grab a brown pencil, and add a jagged section to the center of the top of the head. Fill this in with the brown.


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Return to the pink pencil, and add pink ends to each of the paws…


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Before using the brown pencil to add a jagged, zigzag shape along the bottom of the legs.


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Add another zigzag section across the bottom…


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And then draw another large zigzag along the top of the back.


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Use the brown to add shading and fill in the zigzag along the back.


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Now, grab a gray pencil, and shade in the top half of the face, including the ears. Leave a “bump” in the center and the bottom half of the face white.


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Fill in the body and paws with the gray…


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And then use a tissue to smooth the lines, leaving you with a smooth, clean surface.


And there we have it – a stunning puss doing what they do best: sleeping and relaxing. Sounds like a pretty perfect life…

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