Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Maine Coon Cat" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle as a guide for the top part of the Maine coon cat's body. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. Leave enough room on the top and bottom for the rest of the body.
Step 2: Draw another circle on the top right side of the Maine coon cat's body as a guide for the head. This circle should be about one-fourth the size of the first one. The edges of the two circles should barely touch.
Step 3: Draw two intersecting lines inside the head to help you place the Maine coon cat's facial features later on. Curve the lines so that they contour to the shape of the circle.
Step 4: Draw a small circle on the lower half of the head as a guide for the Maine coon cat's muzzle. Make this shape thinner for a Norwegian forest cat.
Step 5: Draw two small triangle-shaped arcs on top of the head as guides for the Maine coon cat's ears.