How To Sketch Cats In Different Poses
What you'll learn
- How to find basic shapes in a subject
- How to use a sketching process to build a drawing
- How to use a drawing formula to draw a cat in a variety of poses
- How to use fine liner ink pens
- Suitable for beginners with basic sketching skills
In this creative course I share a successful process for sketching cats in any pose. The course proposes a project of drawing a collection of five cats using pencil with the option of finishing your drawings with ink pen.
By breaking down the basic form of a cat into simple shapes you'll learn a formula for composing cats in different poses. We'll warm up by practising the seven main shapes that make up the anatomy of a cat. Then I'll take you step by step through using reference photos as a guide to draw a cat standing, sitting, sleeping, strolling and curled up. Once you've learnt and practiced the formula, you'll be able to start drawing cats from imagination.
Draw along and learn:
• Seven key shapes for drawing cats
• The process for drawing five different poses
• How to build a drawing from simple shapes to natural flow lines
• How to use fineliner pens to add interesting detail
This course is primarily an illustration based tutorial designed to be fun and creative. Anatomy is only covered as simple representational shapes and there is freedom to make your drawings as imaginative as you like. However it will be useful for anyone interested in learning how to draw animals from scratch.
Materials: Sketchbook paper, 2H-2B pencils, Fineliner ink pens.
Who this course is for:
- People who want to draw cats
- Artists looking for a fun creative drawing project
Hi, I'm Emily, I'm an artist and an art teacher. After finishing a Masters of Art & Design I returned to the simple joy of putting pencil to paper and just drawing. Since then drawing has become my passion as both an expressive art form and an enjoyable and mindful practice. In 2017, after 7 years of teaching art at university level I started my own school, The Pencil Room, where I teach drawing and painting classes and workshops. From here I developed The Pencil Room Online, to share my classes in a suitable format for online learning.
My approach to teaching drawing is to give my students the skills to draw anything they choose, rather than teaching the steps to drawing just one type of subject. My focus is on changing the way you look at what you see so that you perceive it in a way that can be translated onto paper. Once you can do this, you can draw anything with time and practice.
I love the simplicity of drawing and I value doodling from the imagination as much as realistic drawing. Art doesn't need to be serious, it can be simple and playful. Making art can be fun, challenging and therapeutic and it can change the way you see the world.
Master Art & Design
Bachelor Media Arts