Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Persian Kitten" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a big circle on the top left side of the paper as a guide for the kitten's head. First draw four small marks to indicate the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But the circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. If you do want a perfect circle, trace the outer rim of a glass, a cup or any other object with a circular edge. Leave enough room on the bottom for the kitten's body, feet and tail.
Step 2: Draw a horizontal line across the head. This construction line will help you place the kitten's facial features later. Place the line in the middle of the circle. Curve the line so that it contours to the shape. Add a curved vertical line on top of the horizontal line for another construction line.
Step 3: Draw a small circle on the bottom half of the head as a guide for the muzzle. Just like with the head, first draw four marks for the height and width of the circle. Then close the shape using curved lines. The top of the circle should be a little higher than the horizontal construction line. Draw this circle about one-fourth the size of the kitten's head.
Step 4: Draw two small arcs on top of the head as guides for the kitten's ears. The arcs should have somewhat of a rounded point at the top.
Step 5: Draw another circle on the lower, right side of the head as a guide for the kitten's body. Again, first draw four small marks to indicate the height and width of the circle, then connect the marks using curved lines. The circle for the head and the circle for the body should be pretty much the same size. Pay attention to the position of this circle. Leave enough room on the left side for the front legs.