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How to Draw a Cute Cat’s Face

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 cute cat face step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this:

add blush spots to the cat's face

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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 cute cat face – 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 face – we’ll draw a simple curve like this.

draw the cat's head

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.

draw the cat's ears

Next, we are going to draw the sides of the cat’s face – we’ll draw 2 curves like this below the cat’s ears.

draw the sides of the cat's face

Last, we’ll finish the cat’s face by drawing the bottom curve – I’m not joining the cat’s chin to the sides because I want it to look more chubby and kawaii. Leaving the lines disjointed will help you get a cuter cat’s face!

draw the chin of the cat

Now, we are going to draw the cat’s eyes – just draw 2 big circles like this and color them.

draw the eyes of the cat

Next, we’ll draw the cat’s mouth – a simple “w” shape. Remember to make it very curved to give the cat its cute look.

draw the cat's mouth

Finish the cat’s face by adding 3 whiskers on each side of its face.

draw the cat's whiskers

We’re done!

To complete our cat face drawing, we need to color it!

So, color the cat’s face a cream color. You can go ahead and use any color you want.

color the cat

Next, I’m going to add a big patch to its face like this: you can add any pattern you want! This is your cat. Make it grey or brown.

add a pattern to the cat's face

Next, I’m going to add stripes to the top of its head like this:

add more patterns

Lastly, I’ll add 2 blush spots and even color the cat’s ears pink like this:

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add blush spots to the cat's face


You’ve learned how to draw a cute cat face from scratch.

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 face. You can also use this as a cat face reference drawing.

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!

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

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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!

Check it out here!

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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