Want to discover how to draw an easy cat face drawing?
With 6 easy steps to follow, kids will enjoy drawing their own cat face on paper. Also included is a printable version of this cat face drawing lesson.
Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to instruct kids how to draw their own cat face.
Finally learn to draw cats by following this tutorial at your own speed. Embrace your inner artist!
There are two separate lessons here for learning how to draw simple cat faces. The first lesson depicts an orange faced cat with stripes. The second lesson teaches you how to draw a cat head with darker fur.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayon or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker
- Easy Cat Face Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
We will arrive at a finished drawing of a cat face by working on one section at a time. It will take 6 steps to complete as we continue to draw each section moving closer to the completed drawing. The final work of art will be detailed with color making it a work of art you will be proud to show off!
Time Needed: 20 minutes
Outline The Cat’s Head
First draw the outside of the cat’s head.
Erase part of the line and add a pair of pointed ears.
Next Add Cat Face
Now draw the cat’s eyes, nose and mouth.
Add Ears And Whiskers
Be sure to include the inside of the ears and some whiskers.
Add some stripes to this cat’s face.
Complete The Cat Face
Darken your lines and add some cat colors to finish the drawing!
Easy Cat Face Drawing PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Easy Cat Face 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!
A Cat’s Senses
Cat whiskers are amazing! The whiskers on a cat’s face go deeper underneath the surface of their skin compared to normal cat fur.
Their whiskers contain nerves and are connected to both a cat’s muscular and nervous system. This is why a cat can both move their whiskers but also use them to detect objects near their face. Yes, your cat is feeling their way around objects with the whiskers on their face… fascinating!
The eyes of a cat are also amazing.
Cats have a special pair of eyes that have some special abilities. The eyes of a cat have an enhanced ability to see in the dark.
In fact, cats have usable vision using roughly one-sixth the amount of lighting that humans need in order to see the same subject matter!
How to Draw a Cat Head
Step 1: Outline the Head
Outline the head of the cat by forming a rounded shape.
Step 2: Form the Face
Draw two circles to form the eyes. Next, add an oval shape for the nose.
Step 3: Draw the Mouth
Form the mouth of the cat by drawing two curvy lines attached to the nose. Next, draw a U-shape facing upwards to form the lower jaw. Don’t forget to add a tongue similar to the illustration.
Step 4: Attach the Whiskers
Attach whiskers to our cat by drawing horizontal lines on our furry friend’s cheeks.
Step 5: Outline the Ears
Draw two V-shapes attached to both sides of the head as shown to form the ears of the cat.
Step 6: Complete the Cat Head Drawing
Let’s use color to complete our cat head drawing. First, use a black crayon for the nose and inner mouth. Then, use a light blue crayon to color the eyes. Next, use a pink crayon to fill in the inner ears of the cat. Use a red crayon for the tongue. Let’s fill in the chocolate point patterns of the cat by using a dark brown crayon as shown. Finally, use a cream color to shade the rest of the fur.
Your turn! Draw a ball of yarn for our cat to play with!