Step by Step Guide On How to Draw a Realistic Cat

Lets Start Step By Step



Basic Structure



 Fur Texture

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Tones and Blending

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Fur Effect

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Bokeh Effect

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Shade The Background

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Draw the basic structure of a cat and draw the out line cover the other parts of the body like eyes, paws, nose.

Step 1

Start with the ear of the cat. Understand the transition of tones & shade the base layer on which we would be adding the fur texture.

Step 2

The Fur has both light & dark lines, so you can add the dark parts using a sharp pencil & erase them wherever needed. The other ear will be done in the same way.

Step 3

Now comes the most attractive part, The EYES! Use the darkest pencil, preferably a charcoal pencil, to draw the outter part of the eyes and the pupil (center of the eye).

Step 4

 For the nose, To render the texture in the triangular area, first, create a base layer using a 2B pencil & then just use a sharp 4B pencil to create the small fur texture.

Step 5

Keep the whiskers same & blend the tones and create the fur texture by understanding the direction of the light. 

Step 6

Now, we will make sure that there are no sharp edges and sharp details, instead, we will focus on accurate tones and blending of tones.

Step 7

Now, we'll be focusing on capturing the fur effect in soft tones just by adding darker tones. Just make sure the dark areas are not as dark as one’s in the cat’s face.

Step 8

At this stage, we will be drawing the bokeh effect in the background and blending them. Just shade using straight strokes 

Step 9

Woohoo! We’re almost done, Let’s shade the background dark on the edge side which will make our cat stand out 

Step 10

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