How to Draw a Black Cat

I love drawing cute chibi animals.

These types of drawings are super cute to add to any notebook or planner and they also make great drawing projects for kids.

I’ve already done a lot of tutorials on drawing cute and kawaii animals that you can check out here.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to draw a black cat step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this:

8 - add some details to the black cat

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I am currently using an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.

How to Draw a black cat – Step by Step for beginners

I always start with simple shapes so that anyone can do this drawing.

Let’s start with the top of the cat’s head. We’ll draw a line like this and two small ears.

Please note that these are triangles but slightly rounded, so they look cuter.

If you nail the cat’s ears, I promise you’ll get the cutest cat face.

1 - draw the top of the cat's ears

Next, I will draw the cat’s head – so I’m going to draw a curve like this:

2 - draw the outline of the cat's face

Next, we are going to draw the cat’s face – draw 2 eyes, a nose and little whiskers on either side of the face.

3 - draw the cat's face

Next, we’ll draw the cat’s body – so draw a large “W” shape like this:

4 - draw 2 legs

Now, we are going to draw the cat’s bottom and his other leg.

5 - draw the cat's body

And we’re nearly done:

Let’s draw the tail now:

6 - add the tail

Next, I’m going to add another leg that’s folded and I’ll also color him black.

Fun fact: never color your cat black – always use a dark blue or dark violet (purple) – because black is never actually black (it’s always a darker variant of these 2 colors)

So, although your cat looks black – it’s actually dark purple!

7 - color the cat

Next, add pink colored ears and 2 blush spots to give it that absolute kawaii cute look!


8 - add some details to the black cat
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You’ve learned how to draw a cute black cat.

You can go ahead and add this drawing to your planner or notebook to make it come to life!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this black cat. You can also use this as a black cat drawing reference.

If you’d like to learn to draw more cute things, check out these books!

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

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What do you need?

A sketchbook, Photoshop, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets.

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Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.

It is in Italian but it comes with subtitles and it’s really easy to follow.

Check it out here!

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If you are just getting started with ProCreate, I highly recommend this course: Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101

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