Home » View by Grade » 1st Grade » Easy How to Draw a Cartoon Cat Face Tutorial

Easy How to Draw a Cartoon Cat Face Tutorial

When you draw a cartoon cat face, you have permission to exaggerate all the features and get creative with the colors too. No need for brown and gray kitties here.

how to draw a cartoon cat face
Cartoon Cat Face Drawing

This cat has all the things I try to include in my drawing tutorials for elementary students:

  • Simple shapes, so you can say “draw a U shape” or “draw an oval”, for instructions.
  • A push towards a cartoon style, which encourages creativity more than realism.
  • Large scale, to help students step outside of their tendency to draw small.

Those three reasons alone would make this cat fun for all ages, but a chance to make those rather anime-looking eyes, with the highlight spots that so many young artists are aware of these days? That just adds a cherry on top.

Use the Button below to Download a PDF Tutorial

how to draw a cartoon cat face

Materials for How to Draw a Cartoon 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.

Directions for How to Draw a Cartoon Cat Face Step by Step

Time needed: 1 hour.

Draw a Cartoon Cat Face

  1. Draw an oval.

  2. Add the nose and mouth lines.

  3. Draw two eyes.

  4. Start head and ears.

  5. Connect the ears. Draw a neck.

  6. Add ear details and eyebrows.

  7. Add head stripes.

  8. Draw whiskers. Add shiny spots to the eyes.

  9. Trace with a marker and color.

Leave a Reply