Cats are one of the easiest things to learn to draw. Lately, I have seen a lot of tutorials on drawings of cats based off of the letter “N.”  Here’s an easy drawing tutorial of kitty with a bit of corruption. 

What you need:

Draw the Cat’s Head and Body Lines

Start off by making a candy corn shaped head with rounded edges. This may take a few tries to perfect, do not be afraid to erase any mistakes along the way. From that, draw two lines going straight down. At the base of the line going down that the cat’s nose is facing away from, draw the curve of the tail. The tail should be an S shape.

Doodle the Cat’s Paws and Belly

The guideline closer to the cat’s face is also the back of its leg. Draw a leg coming out from the other side of the body with the paw hitting right at the base of the line. The paw is a sort of oval shape with a sharp edge touching the ground, representing a claw. Feel free to add detail to the foot, separating the claw from the paw and making toes. The belly is a curved line going to about where your back feet are, which is just a circle and oval connected with the toes hidden behind the front paw.

Draft the Cat’s Ears and Tail

Draw another line above the S shape attached to the rear end of your doodle cat. I just realized my cat’s paws look like front flippers of a seal, so you may need to ajust the angle of the feet. The ears are drawn on either side of the head and are shaped sort of like furry devil horns. They are on the curved edges of the upper part of the triangle. The ears slightly curve up, making the cat look more comical and curious.

Facial expression

For the face, draw a line going down the middle of its face and another curved line going across where the eyes will rest on. The eyes are oval shaped with a point in the corners where they would meet up with the muzzle. Make them quite large so your cat looks extra creepy. Draw a pupil shaped like a triangle inside each eye, slightly cross eyed. Add a little heart shaped nose and a mouth and you are done. You may color in the doodle kitty or leave him as is.

This bleeding and broken emo heart is fun and easy to draw. You’ll learn that hearts are not as difficult to draw as you think, once you break down the shape.

You will need

Please note- Pastels can be rather messy to work with, especially the powdery ones. The dust can get everywhere. If you have breathing issues, I recommend to do this craft in a well ventilated area, preferably outside.

Drawing the Base of your Broken Heart

Start with your pencil and paper. Draw a big “m” on your paper, which is the top of your heart. Then draw a “v” underneath the “m”, connecting them. This is the rough base of your base. The bottom of the “v” should be lined up with the middle of the “m”.

Drawing the Blood Drippings on Your Broken Heart Base

After your heart base is drawn, you can draw the drippings. Note the heart sort of sits on top of the blood, but the shape closely follows the heart. Remember that gravity is a thing, and the blood will drip down and in a sort of blob at the end where it pools up as the weight slowly pulls it down. Draw some slightly wavy lines with a curve on the end for the basic blood drip. For the double blood drip, I did the same thing but pulled it away from the base a bit more so it looked split up slightly.

Adding Color to your Blood Drippings

So you have your base ready to go, make sure any lines are faded with your kneaded eraser so it is more easy to cover with pastel. Remember they are only guidelines for where to apply color. Start from the very bottom of your blood drippings and work up to the top of your heart. I first put a little bit of purplish blue pastel down and then red on the rest of the blood dripping and around the base of the heart to blend it in, and used my finger to blend. You can also use a q-tip to blend. Add as many layers as needed to blend to your satisfaction.

Coloring the broken heart

Here I sort of broke a rule of pastel- we never outline when working with pastels. However, I had to make the heart stand apart from the drippings. I put down some dark pink and added a very thin black line and blended it in, to make the pigment darker. After that, I filled in half the heart with dark pink and then added light pink, outlining with dark pink to make it more sharp and blending light and dark pink where they meet so it smoothly transitions. If you tried to recreate this artwork, please let me know how it turned out; I would love to see it.