In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Cat Jumping step-by-step.
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To draw this Leaping Cat step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
Below you can watch a Narrated 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 so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake.
Step 1: Start by drawing two circles as guides for the jumping cat's body. To draw each circle, first make four marks to determine its height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circles, just trace the outer rim of circular objects like coins or bottle caps. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle. Place the circle on the right higher than the circle on the left.
Step 2: On the top, right side, draw a smaller circle as a guide for the cat's head. This circle should be about half the size of the body circle that's to the left. On the right side of the head circle, draw an angled line as a guide for the muzzle. This line should be similar to a small rectangle. On top of the head, draw a small, triangular shape as a guide for the ear.
Step 3: Under the circle in the middle, draw a long, angled line as a guide for the jumping cat's front leg. This line should bend on the left side and curve down on the right side. Under the circle on the left, draw another long angled line as a guide for the hind leg. Bend this line near the middle to indicate the joint.
Step 4: Connect the head to the body using a couple of short lines to create the guide for the cat's neck. Connect the body circles using curved, sloping lines to finish the guide for the torso. On the top, left side, draw a long, sloping line as a guide for the tail.
That's it for the guidelines! From this point on, press down harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing of a leaping cat.
Step 5: Inside the head, draw a small circle for the cat's eye. Place the eye on the right side of the head, close to the top edge of the muzzle. Make the left side of the eye pointy. Add a few lines on the lower, right side of the shape for the corners of the eye. Inside the eye draw a tiny circle for a highlight and a small, thick vertical line for the pupil. Shade in the pupil. On the tip of the muzzle, draw a triangular shape for the nose. Use curved lines on the bottom, left side of the shape for the nostril. Add a few more short strokes for fur.