Learn how to draw a simple cat that is flying through the sky holding a heart in his paws. The message of love is hard to miss!
If you have some students that are serious cat lovers, then this tutorial with an imaginative cat flying through the air is bound to capture their attention. It’s one of those examples that show how just a few simple lines can convey very sweet emotions. The closed eyes and the short paws clutching the heart are perfect for a Valentine or Mother’s Day card. Once a parent wrote me that her daughter made a drawing like this of a neighbor’s cat who had just passed away. That simple gesture still chokes me up when I think about it.
Teachers looking for examples of Principles of Design can make note of the tilted body. It implies the MOVEMENT of the cat flying through the sky. The angle of the body and the curved back legs are necessary to complete the look of flying through the air.
- How to Draw a Flying Cat (click to download a PDF)
- Drawing paper
- Black marker
Time needed: 45 minutes.
How to Draw a Cat
- Draw a head.
- Add the body below.
- Draw two legs.
- Add two arms.
- Add a heart and tail.
- Draw two wings.
- Add a face details.
- Draw clouds in the background.
- Trace with a marker and color.