Welcome to the Tutorial!
Hello! This is Jack with Let’s Draw Today. Thank you so much for joining me and drawing with me today!
If you are a person who is fond of cats and cat faces in particular, then it’s probably safe to say that you find kitten faces irresistible. Not only are kitten faces cute, but they are also a fun subject to draw. You may even be looking for a step-by-step way to draw a cute kitten face.
If so, then look no further! In this tutorial, I will show you how to draw a kitten face step by step.
The total length of the video demonstrations for this entire tutorial is 56 minutes. However, I have this tutorial broken down into smaller lessons, each consisting of brief step-by-step directions accompanied by short video clips demonstrating each step. This allows you to take it one lesson and then one step at a time, and you will feel more confident in your ability to see your drawing through to the end.
How to Proceed Through This Tutorial
This tutorial is an extended version of the original post. It breaks parts of the original tutorial down into even further steps. Additionally, each step is followed by a short video clip demonstration rather than a still picture.
I encourage you to go through each lecture one step at a time. Watch the short video clip demonstrating a step and draw along with me. Then move on to the next video clip for the next step.
You can also preview the content in a video by reading or skimming the text transcript that comes just before it or scrolling through the video clip.
If you have trouble keeping up, you can break a step down into even smaller mini steps. Just watch one mini step at a time and pause the video after it shows that mini step so you can replicate it.
Another alternative is to watch the entire clip first without drawing, so you can see how I do that portion of the drawing from start to finish. Then you can watch it again and try with me.
If you would rather watch the entire tutorial course in one long video instead of many short clips, skip to the Extras section. There, you can find the full real-time tutorial in one place.
I believe a picture is worth a thousand words and a video is worth even more than a thousand pictures. So, while I will often describe what I am drawing, you will learn a lot of the how-to steps simply by watching the videos and doing as I do to the best of your ability. You can use the directions and tips I give along the way during each lecture to supplement your efforts.
I believe it is helpful to see how to NOT do something. I also believe that imperfections are okay, and you should not be afraid to make mistakes while creating your drawings or other artwork. Therefore, you will see my mistakes and erasures, which I think can serve as useful learning tools.
Other Learning Options
Just in case video isn’t your preferred method of learning, you can go to the Extras section and check out the ebook version of this extended tutorial. It has all of the same information with pictures instead of video. Also, don’t forget about the other learning resources found in the Extras section: a PDF picture slideshow of this tutorial, similar color and black-and-white reference photos for extra practice, the full real-time tutorial in a single video, and the same time-lapse version of the tutorial that is on YouTube.
The downloadable ebook, downloadable slideshow PDF, downloadable grids and transfer resources, and more extras are available only with the paid version of this course or a Let’s Draw Today Club subscription.
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Love the Journey of Learning How to Draw
Finally, remember that learning how to draw is all about practice, experimenting, and enjoyment. As you proceed through this or any of my other tutorials, it’s easy to get frustrated if you are making mistakes or your drawing doesn’t look like my example. My advice to you is to let go of your frustration.
Instead, learn to love the journey. Try your best! Don’t be afraid to make changes to what I am doing to make it your own. Celebrate your drawing successes, even if it’s one small success that makes you proud of yourself. If you are not getting it right on the first try, be proud of yourself for trying, and then try again.
Draw along with as many of my tutorial courses as you can, have fun along the way, and you will see remarkable improvements in your drawing skills before you realize it. Stay positive, stay motivated, don’t give up, and do keep drawing!
Use a Reference Photo of a Kitten Face
Here is the reference photo for this tutorial…a cute domestic kitten with her head looking up. We can see a little bit of the kitten’s body, but our focus for this tutorial will just be the head.
Also, I will make broad, loose strokes when adding the fur and some other features. In many ways, the end result will be more of a freehand sketch than a polished drawing. Anyway, feel free to refer to this photo in addition to the step-by-step images.
You can use the same concepts you learn from this tutorial and apply them to drawing other kitten faces. Kittens have many common traits. However, there can be significant differences from one kitten to the next. So, having a reference photo of the kitten face you are trying to draw is not a bad idea.
Here are a few terms related to the kitten face that I will be referring to throughout the tutorial:
Materials Used for This Drawing
Here is a list of the materials I am using for this drawing.
If you don’t have some of these materials, that’s okay. You can still make do with a regular pencil and eraser, as long as you just get started!
If you wish to purchase any of these materials, they can be found at your local art store, or you can buy them using the links below.
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- Sheet of drawing paper
- Sheet of folded paper to prevent smudging
- 2B and 6B graphite pencils
- Kneaded eraser
- Plastic eraser
- Dusting brush