Learn how to make a cheshire cat drawing.
Beginners will benefit from this simple step by step lesson for learning how to draw a cheshire cat. This easy cheshire cat tutorial is perfect for fairly young kids looking to get started with drawing.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Plan for this drawing to take about 30 minutes, but the creative process can actually take more time if a background is included as well.
Finally learn to draw your very own cats by following this tutorial at your own speed. Enjoy the creative process!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayon or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker
- Cheshire Cat Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In this basic drawing tutorial, we will figure out how to draw a cheshire cat drawing on paper. To make sure it looks great, we will notice the various sizes and shapes of each part of the cheshire cat. The lines in each illustration is color-coded blue so you can identify the current shapes that you should be working on.
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Draw An Oval
Begin by drawing a horizontal oval shape.
Now add a pair of cat ears in the shape of triangles.
Complete A Grinning Mouth
Draw the classic grinning cat mouth showing teeth.
Add The Back
Curve a line from the back all the way down to the tail.
Draw Cat Paws
Next draw some simple cat paws crossed.
Create Striped Fur
Give this cheshire cat some stripes on his head.
Add More Stripes
Also draw several curved stripes down the back and tail of the cat.
Detail The Paws
Don’t forget to add a few stripes to the paws.
Color In Creatively!
Darken your lines and add some creative colors. The colors don’t have to be realistic!
Cheshire Cat Drawing PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Cheshire Cat Drawing. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!
Origins of the Cheshire Cat
The image of the Cheshire Cat has been portrayed throughout literature and in modern times.
This theme of a grinning cat was largely popularized by the famous book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by author Lewis Carroll. This perplexing little creature communicates with Alice throughout her bizarre adventures in the story.
The cheshire cat is always shown smiling and typically has a pattern of stripes on its fur. The cheshire cat is even colored purple in the animated Disney version.