Learn to Draw a Tabby Cat | Amazing Results for Beginners

Learn to use Pastel Pencils to draw a Tabby Cat. No Free Hand Drawing Required. Ideal for absolute beginner artists
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Learn to Draw a Tabby Cat | Amazing Results for Beginners
Rating: 4.7 out of 5 (4 ratings)
1,777 students
How To Use Pastel Pencils to draw a Tabby Cat
Applying the light to dark rule when layering pastel tones
To apply the techniques to their own pictures and animal portraits


  • 6 Pencils (Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils are what Colin uses and refers to - 101 white, 182 brown ochre, 187 burnt ochre, 273 warm grey IV, 168 earth green yellowish and 175 dark sepia
  • Pastel Paper - Colin uses Sand Coloured Ingres Fabriano Paper A4 (the raised tooth side of the paper)
  • Eraser
  • Colour Shaper Blending Tool (Optional - we recommend a grey chisel size 2 shaper)

In my 30+ Years of Teaching Experience I have found that Pastel Pencils is the by far the easiest art medium to pick up and learn.

In this course you will learn how to use just 6 pastel pencils to create an AMAZING Tabby Cat Portrait.

This course is designed for all levels including absolute beginners.

We provide you with an outline drawing so that you do not have to draw free hand. Trace this through to your paper or print it straight out using your printer.

With everything that’s going on around the world with COVID-19, we feel that art and creativity is more important than ever. Art is a wonderful form of meditation and escapism from traumatic and challenging times.

Science has proven the benefits of drawing, it’s not just the act of creating in itself, but the feel good feeling of creating something you’re proud of, that helps your mind and body.

Whatever situation you’re in right now (quarantine etc), if you have the urge to pick up a pencil, we’re here.

So, for the foreseeable future we’re offering this new Tabby Cat course FREE to anyone that wants to give drawing a go. Share with your family and friends – anyone that you feel could benefit from drawing.

Whether you’re an artist eager for a new art project or someone that’s never picked up a pencil before, this course is for you.

What you need:

To draw this picture you only need 6 pastel pencils and any pastel paper of your choosing (we recommend Fabriano Ingres Paper). We’ve provided an outline drawing which you can print to pastel paper without needing to draw free hand.

We’ve also got written instructions which you can download and follow along with the video if you prefer to follow these instead.

The 6 pencils I use are Faber-Castell Pitt Pastel Pencils. The colours are:

  • 101 white

  • 182 brown ochre

  • 187 burnt ochre

  • 273 warm grey IV

  • 168 earth green yellowish

  • 175 dark sepia

Who this course is for:
  • Absolute Beginner Artists
  • Students with some drawing experience wishing to use pastel pencils
  • Artists that wish to learn Colin's self taught pastel pencil techniques in their own work
3 sections • 5 lectures • 1h 58m total length
  • Welcome
  • Introduction
  • Part 1
  • Part 2
  • Sharing your work

Pastel Pencil Artist and Teacher
Colin Bradley Art
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Colin Bradley became a professional artist in 1982 and opened his gallery in Broadstairs the same year. With 35+ years experience, 20,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 3 million views, his teaching has inspired people all around the world. Over the years, Colin has developed a range of unique techniques which you won’t find anywhere else.