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Cat Eyes Drawing

Cats eyes have intrigued people for thousands of years. It’s no wonder we want to draw them! This is an ultra simple drawing lesson for learning how to draw the eyes of a cat!


  • Pencil
  • Crayon or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker
  • Drawing paper
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Learn to create a cat eyes drawing through 6 simples steps.

Time Needed: 15 minutes

  1. Start with Basic Cat Eye Shapes

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    Start by drawing the top curves of each eye.

  2. Connect the Bottoms of Each Eye

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    Now add the bottom of each eye with a flatter curve.

  3. Draw Cat Eyeballs

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    Draw the outside of each eyeball.

  4. Draw Pupils

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    The inside of the cat’s eyes should be drawn thin.

  5. Make Eyes Shiny

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    Add little circular highlights to each eye.

  6. Complete With Color

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    Now shade the cat eyes in with color!

Cat Eyes Drawing PDF Download

You can download this drawing lesson and print it out. There is even a coloring book page included with just the outlines of the cat eyes, great for teaching very young kids how to draw!

Interesting Facts About Cat Eyes

Cats have special eyes that are different from humans.

Cat eyes have an improved ability to see in dark conditions. 

Cats can see using roughly one-sixth the amount of light that people need to see the same subject matter!

This doesn’t mean that they can see in total darkness.  They still need some light in order to see.

The elongated pupil of a cat’s eye are positioned vertically in their eyeball.  It is now believed that this slit-like pupil enables rapid changes in the pupil size allowing a cat to adapt to light changes very quickly.  

It is believed that this is important for hunting but what’s interesting is large, wild cats such as lions and tigers do not have pupils shaped like this at all, but have rounded pupils like humans have.