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How to Draw a Cute Cat in a Box – Easy Step by Step

I love animals.

And in my last post, I drew a little curly dog.

I’ve already covered how to draw a cute kawaii cat. And I’ve already covered how to draw a cat mermaid.

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:

Add highlights and you'll have learned how to draw a cat in a box

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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.

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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!

Let’s begin.

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.

Draw a square slightly tilted

Next, draw the other side of the box like this:

Draw the other side of the cardboard box

Now, to make this drawing extra cute, I’m just going to round the corners of the cardboard box like this:

Round the corners of the cardboard box

Next, I’m going to draw the flap of the cardboard box outside like this:

Draw the other flap on the cardboard

And then, draw the other flap. I’m going to round those edges too.

Draw the other flap

Clean up the overlapping lines so that you get a clean cardboard box that’s open like this:

Clean up the sketch

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:

Draw one side of the cat's face

Now, bring the curve down and you’ll have a small cat’s ear like this:

Draw the cat's ear

Draw the top of the cat’s head in a small curve like this:

Draw the top of the cat's head

And then, draw another curve and finish drawing the other side of the cat’s face. You should get something like this:

Draw the other side of the cat's head

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.

Draw the eyes and nose of the cat

Next, draw whiskers on the cat’s face at the side.

Add whiskers to the cat

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.

Draw the body of the cat

Step 3: Color the cat in the box

We’ll start by coloring the cardboard box in a simple brown color.

Color the cardboard box

Next, color the flaps of the cardboard box a lighter brown.

Color the flaps

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.

Color the cat

And you can also add colors and patterns to your cats. I’m going to add some caramel patterns to my cat.

Add color to the cat's fur

Lastly, remember to add pink blush spots and pink ears to your cat’s face. This will make your cat super cute!

Add pink to the cat's ears and the blush spots to the cat's face

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.

Add highlights and you'll have learned how to draw a cat in a box

Alright, and we’re done.

We’ve officially learned how to draw and color a cute cat in a box.

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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!

If you are interested in drawing in a kawaii style and then selling clipart or merchandise on Etsy, check out this course!

Learn how to create kawaii characters.

My old bud Ilaria (we’ve been friends on Instagram back when I had Instagram) created this course! I’ve watched her grow from 0 followers, and I’m so, so proud of her!

And believe it or not, there is not 1 single good online course about learning how to draw kawaii art and then making physical stickers on the internet. I’ve been looking for a course like this for a long, long time.

And it’s finally here!!!

You can create your own stickers and print them and sell them on Etsy or any space! She goes into detail about how to draw the characters.

This is by far one of the best courses I’ve taken that is so cute and so educational.

The course is in English, and it’s amazing!

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.

Even if you don’t want to make stickers and just draw kawaii characters, this course is perfect!

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And if you are really keen on improving your drawings or you want to create cute kawaii animals and kawaii people, check out this second course by Sara.

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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