how to draw a cute cat in a cup

How to Draw a Cat In a Cup

I love drawing cute chibi animals and food!

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 cat in a cup step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this:

color the cup

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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 cat in a cup – 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 on the top center of the page.

1 - draw the top of the cat's face

Next, I will draw the cat’s ears. Please note that these are triangles but they’re slightly rounded so that it looks cuter.

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

2 - draw the cat's ears

Next, we are going to draw the cat’s head. I’m just going to draw 2 curves like this:

3 - draw the cat's head

Next, we’ll draw the cat’s itsy bitsy paws.

I’m going to draw 2 small paws and draw lines in them too.

4 - draw the cat's paws

Now, complete drawing the cat’s head.

5 - draw the cat's face bottom

Next, we’ll draw the eyes, mouth and whiskers like this – easy isn’t it?

6 - draw the cat's eyes and nose

I’m going to draw the cup now. Just draw a large curve like this:

7 - draw the cup

Then, we’ll draw the handle of the cup.

8 - draw the cup handle

We’re done!

To complete our cat in a cup drawing, let’s color it.

So, color the cat any color you want, I’m going for this cream white because I love this color.

9 - color the cat

Next, I’m add some patterns to your little cat – don’t forget to color the ears pink and add 2 blush spots to make your cat super cute!

10 - add details

Next, color the cup – color it any color you want.

color the cup
Draw kawaii characters and make stickers!


You’ve learned how to draw a cute cat in a cup.

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 cute cat in a cup. You can also use this as a cat in a cup 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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