How to Draw a Cat with a Fluffy Tail

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 cat with a fluffy tail step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this:

20 - color the 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 cat with a fluffy tail – 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:

draw the top of the head

Next, I will draw the cat’s ears.

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

draw the ears

Next, we are going to draw the cat’s head. The cat is turning left so the left side is a little more curved since we are drawing the cat in a 3/4th view.

draw the face

Next, we’ll draw the fur along the neck and drag the line toward the stomach.

draw the cat's neck

Now, we are going to draw the cat’s front leg, don’t forget to draw that extra fur at the back to make the cat look all fluffy.

draw the cat's leg

Next, we’ll draw the cat’s paws. Now the trick to drawing the cat’s paws is to start from the back, and draw a small curve like this:

draw the cat's toes

Then, draw another curve in front of the previous one.

draw the second toe

And repeat for the last toe bean. And you’ve completed the cat’s paw.

draw the third toe

We are going to repeat this for the second front leg. We’ll start with the last toe bean.

draw the next leg

And draw 2 more and complete the cat’s other front leg.

draw the rest of the leg

Now, we are going to draw the cat’s behind.

Draw one large sweeping curve like this to draw the cat’s behind. The cat’s behind should align with the cat’s front paws since the cat is sitting.

draw the cat's behind

Now, we will draw the cat’s back leg. I’m going to draw all the little toes like so:

draw the cat's back leg

Then, I’ll draw the cat’s back leg all curled up like this:

draw more fur

Now, we’ll draw the cat’s face.

I’m going to draw 2 small round eyes and a little mouth like this.

To make the cat look very kawaii, draw the mouth on the same level as the eyes – it gives the cat a SUPER cute look!

draw the cat's eyes and nose

Next, add some whiskers.

draw the cat's whiskers

Now, to draw the cat’s fluffy tail, I’m going to draw a big tail like this. Take your time with it, it needn’t be perfect. Make the tail as big as you want.

draw the cat's tail

I’m going to add some fur details. So, erase 2 sections of the cat’s tail like this:

erase two parts

Then draw some fur on the cat’s tail like so:

18 - draw more fur

And I’m going to add some fur lines on the cat’s tail like this:

19 - draw some lines

Next, I’m going to color the cat a cute cream color and add 2 pink blush spots on the cat.

20 - color the cat
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You’ve learned how to draw a cute cat with a fluffy tail.

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 cat with a fluffy tail. You can also use this as a cat with a fluffy tail 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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