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How to Draw a Cat Face

Cats and humans have enjoyed a long history together. Archaeological evidence from China, Egypt, and the Middle East indicate that cats were hunting mice near agricultural storehouses - and eating table scraps - thousands of years ago. The first solid evidence of domestication - breeding cats for the specific purpose of catching mice and living alongside people - dates to 1,500 B.C.E.

Would you like to draw a cute cat face? This easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial is here to help. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and an eraser. You may also wish to use crayons, markers, colored pencils, or paints to shade your finished kitty.

Cats were regarded as religious icons in some ancient societies, especially in Egypt. As such, they were often depicted in art. Later, cats, especially black cats, were associated with witches and thought to possess magical powers.

Today, cats often enter the art preferences of pet lovers. They are also featured in animated films and related artwork. For example, cats are a common addition to anime cartoons.

How to Draw a Bunny – Really Easy Drawing Tutorial

In this really easy drawing tutorial you will learn to draw a simple Bunny.

Bunnies have long been a staple of the animation industry. Perhaps the most famous is Bugs Bunny, who debuted in Tex Avery's Merrie Melodies short, "A Wild Hare," alongside Elmer Fudd.

Later, bugs was joined by other lapine characters, such as his girlfriend Lola Bunny and the youthful Babs and Buster Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures.

Other rabbits have graced the silver screen as well.

Among the most notable are Roger Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, 1988), the Rabbit of Caerbannog (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 1975) and Judy Hopps (Zootopia, 2016).

Rabbits have also featured in other art forms for countless ages, often representing moon deities or fertility on ancient pottery and in early paintings.

Drawing a bunny is now easier than ever with this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

This simple guide will show you how to draw a bunny using only a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also want to use an eraser to correct mistakes, and crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished picture.

Note that in each step, new lines are shown in blue. Some steps don't add lines at all. In these steps, look for previous lines, called guide lines, that have been removed.

Now, get hopping and draw your bunny!

How to Draw a Cartoon Dog

In the previous tutorial, we created an easy to draw dog. This time we’ll draw a super-cute cartoon dog. This drawing tutorial is a little more complicated, but if you go carefully and follow the step-by-step instructions, it should be easy to create a fabulous looking cartoon dog drawing.

We will be using some basic shapes to get the dog’s proportions right. Draw the early steps with a light touch as those lines will be erased later.

In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.

You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.

You can find a video version of this drawing tutorial below, as well as a printable PDF version.

How to Draw a Cartoon Cat

In this tutorial, we will draw a cute cartoon cat. The tutorial is quite easy, but if you’re looking for the simplest cat drawing tutorial, check out our How to Draw a Simple Cat drawing guide.

We will use some basic shapes to create the outline of the cat. These shapes will be erased later in the tutorial, so sketch with a light hand.

In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.

You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.

You can find a video version of this drawing tutorial below, as well as a printable PDF version.

How to Draw a Cartoon Squirrel

Squirrels are rodents that can be found on every continent except Antarctica. Some live in trees, while other burrow in the ground. The word squirrel is derived from an ancient Greek word meaning "shadow tail."

Popular culture and animation has heralded a number of squirrel characters. Chip and Dale, Disney's chipmunk duo, debuted in 1943. Alvin and the chipmunks were first seen in 1958. Scrat, the prehistoric comic relief in the Ice Age films, hit theaters in 2002.

Would you like to draw your own cartoon squirrel? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper.

You may also want to use an eraser to correct mistakes and remove guide lines, as well as crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Squirrels can range in color from red, brown, and gray, to black, white, or combinations of these colors.

How to Draw a Cartoon Horse

In this horse drawing tutorial, we will draw a cute cartoon horse. The drawing guide has quite a few details, but if you follow the step-by-step instructions, you will be able to create a great looking horse drawing.

The cartoon horse is part of a series of different horse drawing tutorials. You can find the other guides through the links below.

Don’t draw heavy lines when you start drawing. The early lines will be erased as they are there only to help until we have the outline of the horse ready.

In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.

You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.

You can find a video version of this drawing tutorial below, as well as a printable PDF version.

How to Draw a Cartoon Cow

Cows are one of the most widely known animals in the world. They are raised on farms for meat, milk, dairy products, and leather.

Cows called oxen are used as draft animals, pulling wagons or plows. In some areas, cattle are ridden like horses.

Even their manure is put to use, as fertilizer or fuel for fire. In some parts of the world, cows are revered as religious icons.

It is thought that the world's 1.4 billion cattle were domesticated from about eighty wild aurochs in the country of Turkey, many thousands of years ago. At one time, owning cattle, rather than money, was seen as a sign of a person's wealth.

It is no surprise, then, that the humble cow has long occupied a place in modern popular culture.

Clarabelle Cow is one of the earliest examples, joining Mickey Mouse and other Disney staples as early as 1928.

Since then, well known cartoon cows have included children's adaptations of Paul Bunyan and Babe, his blue ox; Cow from the cartoon series Cow and Chicken (1997), and the Chick-fil-a restaurant cows.

Would you like to draw your very own cartoon cow? Doing so is easy when you follow this step-by-step drawing tutorial.

All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also wish to use an eraser to correct any mistakes, and markers, crayons, or colored pencils to shade your finished drawing.

You will notice that each step of this simple drawing guide is accompanied by an illustration. In each picture, newly added lines are highlighted in blue, while previously drawn lines are shown in black.

Pay careful attention to erase the guide lines as you go along.

Now, get a moo-ve on and draw your cartoon cow!

How to Draw a Cartoon Goat

The farm animals now known as goats were one of the first animals domesticated from wild species of Europe and Asia. They are raised for their fur, milk, meat, and as pets. Did you know? Young goats are called kids - just as young people are called kids!

Goats have played a role in art and culture for millennia. The Norse god Thor was said to have a chariot pulled by goats. The Greek god Pan had the body of a goat, and the animal appears on the Chinese zodiac. The goat's role in mythology is often depicted on ancient pottery and other artwork. In some parts of the Scandinavian region, a "Yule goat" is built out of straw during the Christmas season.

Would you like to draw a cartoon goat? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper.

Goats come in many colors and patterns - black, white, brown, red, striped and spotted. Have some coloring tools ready to shade your finished drawing.

How to Draw a Cartoon Kangaroo

The kangaroo is one of Australia's most iconic animals. Like the platypus and a number of other marsupials, European scientists did not believe the kangaroo to be real when explorers first reached the world's largest island - they thought it was a hoax!

What is a marsupial? Marsupials are mammals that carry their babies in a pouch. Kangaroos and the smaller wallabies have one of the most unique forms of locomotion in the animal kingdom. Using their large feet and powerful legs, they stand upright and hop. The tail is often used as a "third leg," supporting the animal's weight as it leans and balances on it.

In Australia, images of kangaroos can be found almost everywhere, including the Australian coat of arms, on coins, as sports team mascots, and in the logos of airlines.

Kangaroos also grace clothing, accessories, and children's toys the world over. In popular culture, kangaroos have featured in television series such as The Wild Thornberrys and the film Kangaroo Jack.

Crikey, mate! This step-by-step drawing guide is a real beauty, and it makes drawing your own kangaroo easier than ever. All you will need is a pencil, a sheet of paper, and an eraser. You may also wish to color your finished picture

How to Draw a Cartoon Bear

From Winnie the Pooh to Yogi Bear and Boo Boo, cute bears have long been a staple in children's cartoons.

The fascination with cartoon bears may go back as far as 1902, when President Theodore Roosevelt went bear hunting in Mississippi. Some of his hunting companions caught a bear cub and tied it to a tree, offering to let the president shoot it as a hunting trophy. He refused to harm the helpless animal, and his compassion was immortalized in a cartoon published in a Washington newspaper. Plush toy bears soon came to be called "Teddy bears" in the president's honor.

Would you like to be able to draw your very own cute cartoon bear? Doing so is easy when you follow this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

You don't need any special tools or skills. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also want to use an eraser to correct any mistakes, and crayons, colored pencils, or markers to shade your finished drawing.

As you follow the steps in this drawing guide, notice the color coding in the accompanying illustrations. New lines made in each step are highlighted in blue, whereas lines made in previous steps are shown in black. You may want to draw your lines lightly at first, as you will need to erase some of your early lines in order to complete the drawing.

How to Draw a Cartoon Reindeer

Do you recall the most famous reindeer of all?

Reindeer are often associated with the Christmas holiday. Santa's sled is said to be pulled by a team of eight reindeer - Dasher, Dancer, Prancer, Vixen, Comet, Cupid, Donner, and Blitzen. These were first named in the 1823 poem, "The Night Before Christmas." The story of Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, "the most famous reindeer of all," was published in 1939, and immortalized in film in 1964.

Did you know that reindeer are a real type of animal? Also called caribou, this deer species lives in the subarctic northern reaches of Europe and North America. In some places, indigenous peoples herd or farm caribou for meat, milk, and hides. They are also used to pull carts or sleds. Real reindeer, however, are unable to fly through the night sky.

Would you like to draw your own reindeer? Doing do is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper. New lines are added in each step, highlighted in blue, while previously drawn lines fade to black.

You may also want to have an eraser handy to correct mistakes or remove guide lines. Use colored pencils, markers, crayons, or paints to shade your finished drawing. Will your reindeer have a red nose like Rudolph? The choice is up to you.

How to Draw a Cartoon Wolf

Wolves have been cartoon staples since the early days of animation, beginning with such classic stories as "The Three Little Pigs" and "Little Red Riding Hood." These stories cast the wolf as the villain, but there are plenty of stories in which this animal is rightly the hero - Balto (1995), Alpha and Omega (2010), and the Japanese anime Wolf's Rain are just a few examples.

Would you like to be able to draw your own cute cartoon wolf? Now you can, with the help of this easy, step-by-step drawing tutorial.

All you need is a piece of paper, an eraser, and something with which to draw, such as a pencil. You may also want to use crayons, markers, or colored pencils to color your cartoon wolf when completed.

This guide follows a step-by-step format, and each step is accompanied by an illustration. Notice that new lines added in each step are highlighted in light blue, while marks made in previous steps appear in black. You will wish to sketch lightly at first, as there is need to erase some of your initial lines before you complete the drawing.

Following this tutorial, you'll soon have a wolfish friend of your very own.