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How to Draw a Cat Face

When you want to draw a cat face that is cute, yet simple, yet expressive, this new tutorial might be just what you are looking for.

How to Draw a Cat Face
Cat Face drawing

There’s a reason why searches for how to draw a cat and how to draw a dog are among the highest on the internet. If you don’t already know and love them as pets, then you might just wish you had them as a pet. And if writers are advised to “write what they know” then it makes sense for artists to “draw what they know” … cute pets! And lots of them!

A quick google search will show you hundreds of ways to draw dogs and cats, whether simple or realistic or cartoony or full body or close up. This tutorial is designed to help young artists draw just a cat face, with a very intense yet cute look. Only a few simple shapes are needed to put this kitty together, and once complete, could be colored in many different ways.

Preview of the step by step Cat Face tutorial

How to Draw a Cat Face


  • Pencil. The Ticonderoga brand are the most reliable, make nice dark lines when you need them, and are the easiest to erase. Buying the pre-sharpened ones will save busy teachers a lot of time.
  • Eraser. Large ones you can hold in your hand do a much better job than just the pencil tip erasers, especially when erasing leftover pencil lines after tracing.
  • Black Sharpie Marker. These fine point permanent marker pens make nice black outlines, have a good tip for coloring, and never bleed when they get wet. Use them with good ventilation and add extra paper underneath to protect your tables.
  • Prang Crayons. These are a bit softer than other crayons so they sometimes look like oil pastels. They also have a some nice brown shades that Crayola does not have unless you buy their larger boxes.
  • Crayola Crayons. The reliable brand that always works well. The 24 pack has some of my favorite golden orange and yellow colors that seem a bit richer and warmer than the ones Prang has.


Time needed: 45 minutes.

How to Draw a Cat Face

  1. Draw an oval.

  2. Add two symmetrical eyes.

  3. Draw the nose and mouth.

  4. Add the line for the black fur.

  5. Draw two large ears.

  6. Add an edge to the ears.

  7. Draw the whiskers on each cheek.

  8. Finish with the shoulder lines.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

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