How to Draw a Sleeping Cat Easily

How to Draw a Sleeping Cat Easily?

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Are you a cat lover and want to know how to draw a cat that sleeps easily? Are you looking to entertain your children or are you simply a daycare worker?

You are in the right place! Welcome to the Black Cat Store, the website specialized on our feline friends!

In this article, we will explain you how to draw a sleeping cat step by step and very easily! Here, no technical features. Forget about sketches, perspective games and other silhouette effects, we will keep it simple. The goal of the game is that the illustration is reproducible by everyone, but especially by children!

So get your crayons, paper and eraser ready and let's get started without further ado! 😸

1- Drawing a Cat Who Sleeps Easily

To learn how to draw a sleeping cat, make sure you have the necessary drawing materials ready first! To wit:

  • A gray pencil, or wooden pencil
  • An eraser for possible erasures, you never know!
  • Lightly cardboard drawing paper, or a simple A4 sheet if this is not possible
  • Colored pencils or markers for coloring the portrait of our little feline
  • Ten minutes or so to spare!
  • Everything in place? Let's get started!

A - Step 1: Outline the Cat's Ears

For our first step, take your wooden pencil in hand and draw 2 triangles, without the base, slightly rounded. Feel free to take a cue from our illustrations! These little triangles will represent the outline of our kitty's ears. 

B- Step 2: Draw the Skull Shape of our Feline

Here is the step that can be the most delicate! It is to draw the head of the cat. Delicate because you have to take your time and not make a deformed and non-proportional head compared to the rest of the body. Make a line, joining the two ears, for the sleep of the head and two other curves to make the cheeks of the cat. Be careful not to join the two curves, it will not close the circle!

C- Step 3 : Eyes, Snout, Whiskers, ... Make the Face of the Cat!

Did you manage to draw a cat's face without it being deformed? Congratulations! Now you have to add the details! To do this, draw two small U's to make closed eyes. Then draw a small nose and a slightly open mouth to give the impression that our cat is purring during his nap! Finish by making a few lines, 3 or 4 maximum, on each side to represent the whiskers of our feline! Then finish with small triangles inside the existing ears to give a 3D effect. That's it, we've finished the cat's face!

D- Step 4: Draw a Foreground Paw

Let's tackle the rest of the body! To do this, let's take it easy by drawing a cat's paw in the foreground to give the impression that the feline's head is resting on it! That's why you shouldn't close the circle, representing the cat's head. Make the top of the paw "fit" into the cat's face to give this illusion of foreground and background, this is an essential rule in drawing and graphic art in general. Make small lines in the paw to represent each little finger!

E- Step 5: Reproduce the rest of the body...

This is the step that will give a sense of progress in your masterpiece while being the easiest step to accomplish! To draw the body of a cat, simply make a big line drawing a kind of oval joining the bottom of the paw we drew earlier! There are no real instructions, draw as you like but be careful not to make the body too big or too small. Also, the cat's back is very flexible so feel free to make a curved back to give the impression that our cat is sleeping in a ball! Then draw the second paw just next to the first, leaving only the tip of the paw visible to reinforce the illusion that our cat is resting his head on his front paws.

F- Step 6: ... Don't forget the Cat's Tail!

Of course, we don't forget the cat's tail! Although there are cat breeds without a tail, such as the Manx, the famous breed from the Isle of Man, the feline tail is one of the most representative symbols of these small pets. To draw the feline's tail, draw a simple curve of the length you want. Remember to make it parallel and not end the line where you started!

G- Step 7: A Coloring Finishing Touch?

Congratulations! We're finally at the end of this beautiful portrait of a sleeping cat! With its simple strokes, the cartoon drawing will appeal to children and is very easy to use. Now you are free to color or even paint your sleeping cat! To bring a dynamic effect to the coat, play with light and shadow effects by hatching with a gray pencil, for example. 

2- Offer Comfort to your Domestic Cat!

Here we are at the end of this little drawing tutorial! Feel free to share your creation in the comments so we can admire your results!

The drawings of a sleeping cat are very often chosen to represent this small feline. Indeed, domestic cats sleep +/- 16 hours a day! We have explained why cats sleep so long and we have seen that it is important that our pet feline feels safe when he decides to snooze. 

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