Warhol Cat Drawing

catHere’s a little different take on a cat drawing, one where you can focus on drawing the face, and then kind of generalize a sitting position for the body. It’s actually an attempt to copy Andy Warhol’s famous “Red Sam” which is a very cool painting by a very cool artist.
1. Start by drawing a large, rounded “W” in the middle of the paper, and connect the tops points together to close in the head. Add a small curve at the bottom to make a chin.
2. Add two ears that sit at angles at the top and erase the inside lines. Draw two eyes and a nose that extends down to an upside down triangle.
3. Complete the face by drawing whiskers from the cheeks. Draw the cat body around the head by adding a large curve at the top and two bumps at the sides for the hips.
4. Add feet at the bottom and a long tail wherever there is room. After the pencil drawing is complete, trace the lines with a black Sharpie marker, taking care to make the lines fuzzy and broken like fur. Distribute watercolor paint and have fun filling in your beautiful cat!

4 Responses

  1. Actually, I hate cats, Nevertheless, I think this is such a spectacular to draw those particular animals.
    My children might like to try this drawing style

  2. Mamawags
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    My third grade class just did this adorable cat!! We love them!! Thank you for your great ideas!

  3. KATHY BARBRO
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    Thank you! I did this painting so long ago that I forgot the original inspiration, which was Warhol. Duh! Now I can give credit where credit is due…

  4. terrylynnjerry
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    This could also be listed under your Andy Warhol category. It looks just like his “Red Sam” (c. 1954. Cute!

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