How to Draw Cat in the Hat


Use the video and step-by-step drawing instructions below to learn how to draw Dr. Seuss' Cat in the Hat. A new drawing tutorial is uploaded every week, so stay tooned!



Intro: Start off with a pencil sketch. In the beginning stages, don't press down too hard. Use light, smooth strokes for sketching.


Draw Cat in the Hat 1

Step 1: Start by drawing a circle near the bottom half of the page as a guide for the Cat in the Hat's head. The circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide.


Draw Cat in the Hat 2

Step 2: Next, draw two intersecting lines across the circle, one vertical and one horizontal. Bend the lines a bit so that they contour to the shape of the head. The vertical line should be close to the top, while the horizontal line should be closer to the left side. These will be construction lines that will help you place the Cat in the Hat's facial features later on.


Draw Cat in the Hat 3

Step 3: Draw two long lines below the head as guides for the neck. Don't draw the lines too far apart or the Cat in the Hat will end up with too thick a neck.


Draw Cat in the Hat 4

Step 4: Draw two small ovals as guides for the Cat in the Hat's eyes. Draw them sitting on top of the horizontal construction line and on either side of the vertical construction line.


Draw Cat in the Hat 5

Step 5: On the top, right side of the Cat in the Hat's head, draw a small, angled line similar to a triangle as a guide for the ear.

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