In this guide, I will walk you through the steps required to draw cat sitting features, along with the fur textures using the Indentation technique.

The step-by-step process of drawing a realistic cat in a Sitting gesture using the Grid method and indentation technique will help you to draw cat simple in a very simplified way.


The image below may at first glance appear to be difficult to understand, but upon closer inspection, it can be broken down into its parts: forms, colors, and values. When there is a lot of detail in an area, like there is in the fur, it is simplified by creating the forms first and then bringing in the detail.



Using the Grid method, draw cat sitting with an Accurate proportion by making sure these lines are light so that you have no trouble erasing them later on. This is an easy way to draw cat face or cat head.


I’m going to lighten the sketch by erasing the basic underlying forms and rules with the Kneaded eraser so that they won’t be visible when I add shading.


This technique is properly termed ‘indenting’ or ‘impressing’ but you may also know it as ‘incising’ –

I used that term a long time ago and it stuck. Strictly speaking, of course, incising involves the act of cutting, which is not what we want at all! No, our goal is to produce a smooth-edged indentation in the paper that later drawings will skip over.

Now create the fur using the Indenting Stylus by adding these lines in the direction they should go.


After the last step, I’m now using the Mechanical Pencil 0.5mm to draw the Facial features of the cat.


After establishing that it has the correct proportions, we will start to add some shading by first focusing on the eyes. To do this, we will draw some fairly thick and black lines on the upper eyelids.

how to draw cat eyes? I’m using a combination of colored pencils and graphite pencils. When it comes to shading the lens of the cat’s eye, I’m using a simple blue Faber-Castell color pencil combined with a black one.

As soon as I’ve added the fundamental shading of the eye,

Now I’m adding the highlights by balancing the darks and lights at the same time with the black pencil and the Posca Pen, which is wonderful for the bright narrated highlights. The Posca Pen is great because it’s great for the brilliant narrated highlights. Your drawing will become more lifelike as a result of this.

And finally, use the blending stump to combine all of the ingredients so that the final product is understated and natural.

Therefore, I am currently repeating the previous steps on the second eye.

Redraw any mistake. When you first start learning how to draw a realistic cat, it’s normal for your early sketches to not turn out very well; this is just a part of the process.

Therefore, whenever you are drawing, keep this piece of advice in mind: “Don’t be afraid to make mistakes, and if you do, go in with an eraser.” We gain a far deeper and more valuable education from our experiences of failure. This is the means through which we can advance ourselves and make progress.


Take a close look at the many directions the cat’s fur is facing in the shot; these different directions are caused by the different bone structures in the head of the cat.

Move on to the fur of the cat now. I’m going to use a 6B pencil to sketch some erratic patterns that I’ve come up with.

Therefore, it is very vital to take into consideration the direction in which the fur is flowing, and in this case, all of the fur is flowing away from the eyes and towards the head.


Now I’m going to use the brush to put the base layer of the graphite on the cat’s ear. After that, with the assistance of a mechanical pencil and eraser, I’m going to add some fine strokes of fur over the top of the basic layer.


Let’s go on to the Nose now, as I have previously constructed the cat’s nose, so now for popping it up.

I’m using the black pencil along with the electric eraser to add features to the area around the nose.

So to add that kind of skin texture, I’m gonna add some darker shading around the bottom of the nose for the nostrils. Along with that using the eraser to get the highlights 


It’s time to add fur to the remaining portion of the mouth now that the outline has been completed.

And because of that, I’m going back and redoing some of the indentings before I start working on the shading.

After that, I’ll start by using the Dark Pencil to lay down the foundation for the darker areas of the fur. The area that defines the contours of the cat’s face will be smudged after that with the assistance of a blending stump.

After that, I’ll take the black color pencil and add some skin texture around the cat’s mouth. The next step is to complete the drawing.

I’m going to go over the fur with the same pencil again and glaze it so that the details stand out even more.


After that, I’ll go a little further down and add the rest of the fur using the blending stump, which already had some graphite on it. After that, I will use tissue paper to smooth down the foundation layer to create a supple underlayer for the cat’s skin.

So now I’m back where I left off, finishing up the section of the ear that I left undone.

I’m going to start by applying the foundation layer because the ear has a lot of lines that look untidy and random, as well as a significant amount of fur that sprouts out of the inside corner of the ear, but first I’m going to fix the lines.

In this step, I’m going to clean up the ear by adding some soft curves and directions to the fur using softer strokes that will make it appear more natural.


Now let’s move on down to the Furry body of the cat.

Using either a 4B or 6B pencil, I’m giving the cat’s stripes and patchy patterns a blocky appearance for the base layer.

Then, I use erratic strokes to create the coat pattern on the rest of the cat’s body, using small strokes to draw over the lines that have been indented. In addition to that, I’m doing a flicking motion with the Tombow eraser to pull up some graphite, and I’m using a pencil.

After that, I’m going to continue with the black colored pencil to glaze everything over and add one more coat of fur that’s a darker shade.

Therefore, use the darker pencil to trace over these stripes to distinguish yourself or Pop.


How to draw cat paw? I’m going to start by drawing the minute details of each paw using the reference image. After that, I’ll use the mechanical pencil to block out the foundation layer. Along those lines, I’ll also be adding some specific specifics.

After that, I’m going to use a Tombow eraser to remove some of the graphite so that the darks and lights are balanced, and this will make the paw appear more realistically.

After that, I’ll proceed with the black pencil to add some dimension to the paw.

When it comes to the Second Paw,

I’ll use a reference picture to assist me recreate the identical techniques, but this time I’ll use different directional shading.

As soon as I’m finished with the cat paws,

I’m going to put the shadow underneath where the cat is sitting; therefore, by adding this shadow, it will appear to be three-dimensional in some way.

In last I’m just correcting some errors, using the reference image just tweaking up the details to get a subtle final end of the drawing.

So here’s the Final drawing of our Cat 🙂

Enjoy 🙂


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