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How to Draw a Cute Valentine Cat

I love drawing cute kawaii animals

That’s why I started my kawaii stationery brand NomNom Kawaii.

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 Mochi with a heart (or a Valentine Cat) step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get something like this: I know it looks hard – but it’s not if you follow my steps!

color the valentine cat and you have a cute drawing

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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 Valentine Cat – Step by Step for Beginners

I always start with simple shapes so that anyone can do this drawing.

In this post, I’ll teach you how to draw a valentine cat step by step – if you like drawing kawaii animals, you’ll love this!

First, we’re going to draw the cat’s head – so draw a small curved line like this:

draw the top of the cat

Next, let’s draw the cat’s ears like this: draw 2 pointy shapes to get the ears.

draw the cat's ears

Next, let’s draw the sides of the cat’s face like this: 2 gentle curves beneath the cat’s ears.

draw the sides of its face

Next, we’ll draw the eyes and the mouth – remember it doesn’t have to be perfect.

draw the eyes and mouth

Now, draw the cat’s body and legs together – draw this W shape but keep the center free.

And now, draw a line between the legs like this – this is going to be the belly of the cat.

complete the body

Now, we need to draw its paws holding the heart – so draw 2 U shapes towards each other.

draw the arms

And then, draw the heart. Let the paws overlap the heart so it looks like the cat is holding the heart.

draw the heart

Next, we’ll color the cat and the heart.

color the valentine cat and you have a cute drawing

And we’re done.


Draw kawaii characters and make stickers!


You’ve learned how to draw a cute valentine’s cat.

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 cartoon cat. You can also use this as a cartoon valentine’s cat 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 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!

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!

Check it out here!

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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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