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How to Draw a Black Cat

Learn how to draw a Black Cat with this easy step by step tutorial. Color it carefully so it looks like it could blend into the night.

How to Draw a Black Cat
Black Cat Drawing

Black cats of course go hand in hand with Halloween, but this basic tutorial will work for all kinds of cat drawings. If students draw a sun instead of a moon and add a smile to the face, they can also turn this into a portrait of their favorite family pet. Or even the pet they wish they had.

Many other cat tutorials on my website feature sitting, symmetrical bodies, but this is a nice and simple one to show a cat that’s walking. It’s a chance to learn how to draw the legs a little more realistically, as in the wideness of the back hip, compared to the more narrower front legs. All details that will add up to making any cat drawing look a bit more real. Meow!

How to Draw a Black Cat
Preview of the step by step Black Cat tutorial



Time needed: 30 minutes.

How to Draw an Easy Black Cat

  1. Draw a circle for a head.

  2. Add a body behind it.

  3. Draw the front leg.

  4. Add a large black leg.

  5. Draw the other front leg.

  6. Add the other back leg.

  7. Erase the gray lines. Draw faces and ears.

  8. Add a tail. Draw the grass and moon.

  9. Trace with marker and color.

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2 Responses

  1. Kathleen Barbro

    You’re very welcome Jennifer. I was actually starting to focus on drawing right before the virus hit anyway, and of course have realized that it’s one area that works for most teachers and students these days. Happy to help!

  2. jennifer.graham

    Hi Kathy,
    I love all the cat art. They are fitting very nicely into my Storybook Art classes! Your drawing lessons work so well in the distance-teaching universe in which I now find myself. Thank you so much.

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