I love animals.
And in my last post, I drew a little curly dog.
So, I thought in this post, I’ll teach you how to draw a cute cat in a box.
Cats and dogs are super easy and cute to draw and they make great planner stickers. If you love drawing cute things, you can check out my post here on how to make stickers on Procreate.
Drawing cats is so much fun. This also makes a cute drawing for kids also.
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This is what you’ll learn by the end of this post:
How to draw a cute kawaii cat in a box – Easy tutorial for beginners
Please note that I’m using Procreate and drawing this digitally.
You can even use Clip Art Studio as it is a beautiful software that most digital artists use, including Manga and Anime artists.
I talk more about how I got started with digital art here.
You can use any tool you want to make this drawing because the process is basically the same. You can use color pencils, pens or crayons – it’s completely your choice!
Step 1: Draw the cardboard box
We’re going to use very simple shapes.
Let’s start with drawing a cardboard box first. And then we’ll draw the cute kitty cat in it.
I’m going to draw a tilted rectangle like this – this is going to be the front of the box. It’s an angle so we can draw the other side. It’s going to be a 3/4th view.
Next, draw the other side of the box like this:
Now, to make this drawing extra cute, I’m just going to round the corners of the cardboard box like this:
Next, I’m going to draw the flap of the cardboard box outside like this:
And then, draw the other flap. I’m going to round those edges too.
Clean up the overlapping lines so that you get a clean cardboard box that’s open like this:
And we’ve finished drawing the cardboard box.
Now, it’s time to draw the cat.
Step 2: Draw the cat in the box
I’m going to start with one side of the cat’s face.
This is a cute cat, so its head will be big. Just draw a curve like this:
Now, bring the curve down and you’ll have a small cat’s ear like this:
Draw the top of the cat’s head in a small curve like this:
And then, draw another curve and finish drawing the other side of the cat’s face. You should get something like this:
Next, we’re going to draw 2 small eyes, a nose, and a cute mouth on the cat’s face. Make sure that the face is in the middle of the cat’s face and lowered. This will give the cat a very cute face.
Next, draw whiskers on the cat’s face at the side.
And we’re done with the face. You can draw a small lump behind the cat’s face to make it look like the cat snugly fits in the box and is too big for the box. It will give your drawing a very cute look.
Step 3: Color the cat in the box
We’ll start by coloring the cardboard box in a simple brown color.
Next, color the flaps of the cardboard box a lighter brown.
Next, color the cat any color you want. This is your cat and you can color your cat any color. For the purpose of this drawing, I’m going to color the cat a light cream color.
And you can also add colors and patterns to your cats. I’m going to add some caramel patterns to my cat.
Lastly, remember to add pink blush spots and pink ears to your cat’s face. This will make your cat super cute!
I’m also going to add some highlights. You can see this post to see how I color my digital art and add shadows and highlights here.
Alright, and we’re done.
We’ve officially learned how to draw and color a cute cat in a box.
I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute kawaii cat in a box. You can even use this post as a cute kawaii cat in a box drawing reference.
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 add 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 or Procreate, 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. I explain how to make stickers on Procreate here.
This course is perfect even if you don’t want to make stickers and just draw kawaii animals!
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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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