This pattern cat drawing was inspired by artist Heather Galler.
I simplified some of her details, but kept the basic brilliant idea of a cat filled with patterns for my next after school drawing class.


  1. Students begin by drawing a cat head and body and tail with a pencil. The facial features are added and all lines are traced in black.
  2. Students divide up the body with a series of squares and rectangles and trace in black.
  3. The boxes and rectangles are colored in with markers. When finished, lines may be added inside.
  4.  After the body is colored in, stars and a background color are added.

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