Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Kitten (Head Detail)" 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 in the middle of the paper as a guide for the kitten's head. To draw the circle, first make four small marks to indicate the height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. The farther apart the marks are, the bigger the circle will be. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make mistake. If you're having a hard time drawing the circle, trace the outer rim of a bowl, a lid or any other object with a circular edge.
Step 2: Draw a long, curved horizontal line across the circle to help you place the kitten's facial features later. The line should be lower than the middle. Draw a long vertical construction line too. The vertical line should be closer to the right edge of the circle.
Step 3: Draw a smaller circle on the lower half of the head as a guide for the muzzle. Use the same technique as before. Use four marks for the height and width, and curved lines to connect the marks. Pay attention to this circle's size and placement in relation to the rest of the kitten's head.
Step 4: Draw two big triangle-like shapes on the head as a guide for the kitten's ears. Each ear guide is basically made up of two slightly curved lines that meet at a point at the tip. Pay attention to the size and placement of these guides on the head.
That's it for the guides! From this point on, press harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing.