Learn how to draw a Halloween Cat with an easy step by step tutorial. A little black cat peeking out of a carved pumpkin shows how something simple can still look very cute.
One way to draw a Halloween cat is to mix things up by adding in a pumpkin. It’s easy to draw a head peeking out of the hole, and the orange color always brightens things up too.
This project would work well for younger classes, say first and second grade level, as none of the shapes are particularly hard to draw. The cat face starts with a circle, and even the pumpkin is basically a bucket shape with some lines in it.
The other good news is that if the small touch of making the bumpy edge at the bottom of the pumpkin gets overlooked by some, and their pumpkin has all smooth edges, it’s not big deal. The bumps are a small detail and none of the overall charm will be lost. The cute cat and pumpkin face, with all those fun Halloween colors, will look fun no matter what level of detail is included.
Getting Started with Drawing Guides
The best way to get students off to a good start to any drawing lesson is to show them how to use guides as a reference point.
You may have noticed that all of the tutorials on this website have a dashed vertical line and horizontal line running through the center of each step. If students make their own centered lines on their own paper, before drawing, they will have an easy reference to follow.
For instance, as seen in Step 1 below, this sketch starts with a centered circle that sits on the middle line of the paper. It’s easy to do when students can see where those two guides cross.
When students get their drawing off to a good start, there’s a better chance of them feeling successful by the time they are done. Drawing skills are all about getting the size and placement of lines on paper. Having some visual reference point to get started, will always help anyone learn how to be a little more accurate.
So does that mean students need to get out a ruler to draw a big line down the center of their paper before they start? No, that will most likely be hard to erase and distract from any finished art. Instead, they simply fold the sheet of paper in half both ways, make a crease, and unfold. The beauty is that by the time the drawing is done and colored in, the creases will disappear.
And now, on to the cat drawing project.
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Halloween Cat Drawing Directions
Time needed: 30 minutes.
How to Draw Halloween Cat
- Draw a circle for the head.
- Add the face and ears.
- Draw two paws under the chin.
- Draw a pumpkin shape.
- Add pumpkin lines.
- Erase the straight bottom line.
- Draw the face.
- Add grass kine and moon.
- Trace with marker and color.