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How to Draw a Cute Cat’s Paw

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’s paw step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this:

color the background

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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 a circle first. We are going to draw the cat’s paw inside this circle.

draw a circle

Next, I will draw the cat’s leg leading up to the paw. So, I’m going to draw 2 lines like this:

start drawing the cat's leg

Next, we’ll start drawing the cat’s paw – I’m going to start with 2 hook shapes at the side of the cat’s leg like this:

draw the cat's paw

Next, I’ll draw the remaining 2 sections of the cat’s paw like this – like a cute w shape upside down.

complete the paw

Now, it’s time to start drawing the padding or the toe beans – so draw little circles in the cat’s paw like this:

start drawing the toe beans

Next, we’ll draw the large cat’s paw padding. It’s almost like a lima bean lying down.

draw the cat's paw padding

Finish the cat’s paw by adding a small line under the lima bean shape.

complete the paw

We’re done!

To complete our cat paw drawing, we need to color it.

So, color the cat’s paw any color you want – this is your cat.

color the cat's paw

Next, I’m going to color the paw padding pink to make it look cute and add a small brown patch on the leg – to make the cat’s paw more realistic.

color the padding

Next, I’m going to color the background and we’re done!

color the background
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You’ve learned how to draw a cute cat’s paw from scratch.

You can go ahead and add this drawing to your notebook or even make this a sticker!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute cat paw. 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!

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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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