Step 20: Use the remaining lines and shapes as guides to draw the rest of the stretching cat's body. Simply darken the outer edges of the guides to create the shape of the body. Use quick, short strokes mainly along the underside to represent the fur. Add a few strokes along the back, near the head, to emphasize the skin folds among the fur.
Step 21: Use the curved line on top of the body as a guide to draw the cat's tail. Follow the path of the guide and draw the shape of the tail around it. Use quick, short strokes on the tip and on the right side of the tail for the fur.
Step 22: For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step: Add some shading to your stretching cat drawing to give it more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the cat so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add even more value throughout your drawing for extra detail. You can also skip this step entirely if you prefer a white cat instead. For a tabby cat like this, use a medium value as a base and add a dark value on top for stripes. The area around the eyes and muzzle should be white.
Add the base and stripes to the body too. As you add the value to the body, use strokes that go in the general direction of the fur. As you add the value to the body, use strokes that go in the general direction of the fur. Cats have a variety of coat patterns, so feel free to shade yours differently. You can even color it!
Shading can be very time-consuming, so be patient and take breaks. It's always a good idea to use reference as you draw. If you have a pet cat, try to duplicate its coat pattern on your drawing. Don't forget to pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace.