How to draw a kitten easily with colored pencils.


Hi guys i am back again with another tutorial.
This time i am going to show you how to draw a kitten easily under 1 hour. Since this is
a quick drawing i am not worried about the realism much. but hopefully we will end up
in a cute looking kitten. So we need a good quality drawing paper, various
shades of brown and black pencils and a white gel pen. i am gonna be using baby oil for
blending and an electric eraser for some fine details. If you dont have an electric eraser
a white pencil or a normal eraser would do the job.
To start off with, draw a basic outline with a graphite pencil. Then i am starting with
her eyes. As you can clearly see, draw the central pupil area with a black pencil. then
take a light brown to draw around the pupil and a darker brown around that. Then using
a much darker brown like dark umber i am drawing her lid margins. i am using black to darken
it further. Now using a blender pencil i am blending this colors in a circular fashion.
If you dont have a blender pencil you can use any light colored pencil. Now the eye
is almost complete except that it looks lifeless, so i am adding a small highlight with a white
gel pen. for the highlight, you can apply white acrylic with a small pointed brush also.
but if you have a white gel pen its more conveniant. Now what i am doing is called indentation.
I am using an empty ball point pen to draw the white coarse hairs over her eyes and ears.
This will indent the paper so that the pigment from colored pencil wont reach there. so these
lines will stay white even after the drawing is complete. But i made a mistake of using
baby oil over the indented area and all these lines got filled with pencil pigment. But
still some lines stayed white. you will see them later. So one thing i learnt from this
mistake is that indentation is meant for drawings using only pencils. Using a solvent may cause
pigments to reach even in indented areas. Now i am using various shades of brown to
draw the base of her face. Notice that i am drawing several patterns over her face with
different brown pencils. This is all based on the reference image. i am drawing small
hairs projecting out from the edges. you shouldnt keep the edges smooth. To add a little vibrance
i am using a few layers of yellow ochre at random places.
I am now using a brush dipped in baby oil to blend the pencil strokes. Just like i said
before some of the indented lines also got filled with color, which shouldnt have happened.
But i dont worry about that because i can always use an electric eraser, jel pen or
a white pencil to draw those white hairs again. I am going back again with the black pencil
to redefine the patterns. One thing to notice here is that when drawing the patterns i am
drawing it as a series of short lines in the direction of hair. this will help to establish
a furry look for the kitten. Using blush pink and peach i am drawing her
nose. Since most of the areas around her mouth and chest are white, i am not using any pencils
there. For the shadows of those areas i am using a combination of light grey and peach.
The fur coming from her back is a dull brown color so i am combining the colors grey and
brown to make it dull. Then use the baby oil again to blend them
slightly. Her tail is black colored. so i am using black and dark brown to draw that
and i will draw small fur projecting out to make it realistic.
Since her front paws are also white , i will only use some greys and peaches for drawing
the shadows. Finally i am using white colored pencils,
white gel pen and the electric eraser to draw a few white hairs here and there to make her
a bit more furry. So the drawing is complete. Thank you so much
for watching and dont forget to subscribe to my channel for more videos like this. You
can follow me on all social media linked below.

100 comments

  • Mary Cage

    What am I doing wrong? I see it work well for others, but I cannot seem to get white gel ink to work well over my drawing.

    Reply
  • david hancox

    excellent tutorial. just a couple of questions, how long does it take for the baby oil to dry and can further colour be added after? great work thanks for sharing.

    Reply
  • wagney fabio

    o óleo de bb mistura qualquer marca de lápis de cor ou só dá prismacolor?

    Reply
  • Dav

    I notice from the video look easy you to use Derwent eraser to make the highlight…any tips? I tried but is very difficult to make a highlight as clear as yours.

    Reply
  • Hin Yee Shak

    So beautiful

    Reply
  • Jana Babybell

    Wow sooo beautiful!! you are very very good! :)))

    Reply
  • Natalia Kassner

    It's so sweet! You realy, realy have a talent. Congratulations for you!

    Reply
  • Franca van Strien

    woow youre really good! love it

    Reply
  • Mysterious Queen

    Very beautiful
    She looks like my kitten

    Reply
  • Mint •

    i don't understant what am i supposed to do with baby oil?

    Reply
  • Melody Lo

    Thank you, great! I would like to ask how the diamond facets performance?

    Reply
  • Phantom

    thx u made me draw it really good

    Reply
  • miss Cosita

    Beatufull

    Reply
  • Waralita Lots

    I ❤️ Kitten 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    Reply
  • Lourdes Mae Temprosa

    Beautiful! 🙌🏼

    Reply
  • BᴇᴇCʜᴜꨄ

    it's so so real🙂🙂🙂

    Reply
  • inter esse

    Very good. What a sweet cat. Witch pen do you use to make the white points?

    Reply
  • Minshida Gafoor 1

    Great drawing sir!
    May i know the name of the colour pencils you are using??

    Reply
  • Dafne Hernández Ruiz

    gracias !!! me gusta como explicas las cosas, me ha ayudado mucho

    Reply
  • Nira Salles

    ❤😘

    Reply
  • Patti Graham

    OK, now I know I need to get an electric eraser! Love your work and your calm and mellow speaking voice.

    Reply
  • Haley Brown

    You are doing a good job in explaining how to achieve various results.

    Reply
  • Peris Muthoni

    hi

    Reply
  • Aydeet2

    Wonderfully talented!

    Reply
  • TheAwesomeMaster

    ok this drawing was very cute and cool but the cat had very creepy eyes (not trying to offend you. your drawing was good!)

    Reply
  • Jaimes Lorzano

    whts the difference between prisma vs the normal color pencil?

    Reply
  • Anitha Akpan

    good job I hope this works for me .Can you give me some tips?

    Reply
  • Anitha Akpan

    if your having a give away can you make me a copy to keep?

    Reply
  • Al Spohn

    You mentioned using something that sounded like a "Zell pen?" for white highlights? I'm sorry if I misunderstood, but can you elaborate on what that is? Thanks for the great tutorial!

    Reply
  • Dicedealer64

    Kitties have elongated pupils…. lol

    Reply
  • 1stAmbientGrl

    Did you use a photograph as a guide?

    Reply
  • Nira Drk Torres

    Hi! You said that we need to use a good quality paper. But which one? I have canson basik and canson for watercolors, but with the basik the baby oil doesn't go well. Which one do you recommend/

    Reply
  • Omar Haddad

    Thats a freaked out kitty right there

    Reply
  • Familia Diaz

    That's cute. I love ❤️ this draw and I love the cats 🐱 but your drawings are amazing 😉

    Reply
  • Yuki Coutinho

    very nice, thank you mate

    Reply
  • Joseph Dehaye

    shit video

    Reply
  • Deepu Nair

    OMG!!!!
    ITS SOOOOOOOOOOO CUTE!!!! I JUST WANNA SCREEEAM!!!!

    Reply
  • nancy rastelli

    Sooooooo good! Lovely =^-^=

    Reply
  • Grainger_express

    Doesnt the grey smudge into the colour? I dislike using the fine liner pen but grey smudged into my colour. Do have a suggestion ?

    Reply
  • Ivy Carla

    Your work looks really good. Thank you very much for this tutorial. Keep up the good work! 🙂

    Reply
  • saku vrai

    What is that white marker?

    Reply
  • jamie howanec

    Yes. Now i know why i need an electric eraser, too.

    Reply
  • jamie howanec

    Ty for explaining what you're doing. Really helpful. I'm working on a male lion, which your video helps. Ty.

    Reply
  • chelle palz

    Mine looks like it got ran over and it got a very ugly face drawn like a 2 year old

    Reply
  • Penny Smith

    I really enjoyed your video and how the fur was done particularly on the kitty's face, blending the fur. The only small prob, the writing stays on the screen too long blocking our view. Thanks a lot.

    Reply
  • Jenny Dangol

    what paper do you use in colored pencil sketch?????? Is it different than the paper which we use in pencil sketches?????

    Reply
  • Les trouvailles de Mélina

    Comment utilisé vous l'huile de bain?

    Reply
  • Alina Martinez

    hi, gorgeous!!! i do have a question, why baby oil? can it be used with any type of colored pencil I don't want to invest on Prisma colors yet, since i am starting at the very bottom of the barrel :).

    Reply
  • mewmew

    you my friend deserve a subscribe :3

    Reply
  • darsana rajesh

    what was the referance picture link plssss

    Reply
  • Anthony Lank

    I like your drawings

    Reply
  • astrid brouwer

    hii where came to the reverence photo from? i looooove it!!

    Reply
  • Gary Cameron

    You are very talented!!! I love to watch u draw!!

    Reply
  • luis roberto

    Very Good….Nice work….I liked a lot

    Reply
  • Brinaxox

    Oh my god my cat sucks so bad 🙁

    Reply
  • Fernando Gonzalez

    Great! Just discovered this channel a couple of days ago and I'm loving it, every detail from the intro to the end, the calm music and your quite satisfying narration gives the video a different essence….Love how you explain everything so precise and calmly. This is definitely best channel to get started with drawing…..

    Reply
  • Fongle Ding Ding

    so it's baby oil omg i was wondering why other ppls fur looks so well blended. 🙂

    Reply
  • Sammie Schulenburg

    Mine looks like it was traumatized

    Reply
  • Keyli Salazar

    Your art and videos are always creative and inspiring

    Reply
  • Morgan s

    mine look look weird and ugly

    Reply
  • Romio Happy

    what the prand of this color

    Reply
  • hola

    WOWIE MINE TURNED OUT GREAT THX!!!!!

    Reply
  • ענבר כהן

    id love to know the differance bwtween baby oil and odorless mineral spirits… does the baby oil acts just the same in turms of layering and amount of layers?im figurring which one to buy….
    would love to hear your thougts!

    Reply
  • justarandom girlhere

    it Looks so cute <3

    Reply
  • Amy Thear

    He is lucky because he can draw like I draw like trash

    Reply
  • Maria 123

    Thank you so much for this wonderful tutorial! 🤗

    Reply
  • Dee Westwood

    That looks real

    Reply
  • Alessandro Sevà

    Hi!! Your work is amazing!! I'm an artist, too! This is my new channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCG66tCgMD8Bs6XBcQEWmP1w
    And in you want to see my website:
    https://alessandroseva.jimdo.com/
    Bye!!! 🙂

    Reply
  • Meowmimi TV

    How did you do that. So nice.

    Reply
  • The Brown Unicorn

    Does this work with stabilo coloured pencils

    Reply
  • The Brown Unicorn

    Are you Malaysian

    Reply
  • Crucibelle

    The indentation idea is brilliant! I would have never thought of that. Thank you so much! 🙂

    Reply
  • Goku17yen

    If you lost your black prismacolor colored pencils, then just go and buy one!

    Reply
  • Dicedealer64

    It is not the coloring I have trouble with, but the initial sketch… smh….

    Reply
  • Yêu Xong Chịch

    Đẹp

    Reply
  • Sheri King

    Cars pupils are not round

    Reply
  • Sheri King

    Cats

    Reply
  • Sheri King

    I’m not a troll. Look up a real cat or kitten

    Reply
  • jane nic

    What paper are you using bro ….it looks cool

    Reply
  • Yummy Bites

    Really amazing….and so helpful with explanation…Thank you sooo much…loved it❤

    Reply
  • Kim Barnes

    Very helpful video, I am sruggling so bad with drawing animal hair and this helped me a bunch. THANK YOU

    Reply
  • شهد المغربي

    You're good Draw😄👍

    Reply
  • Soundarya Mohan

    awesome art

    Reply
  • pparsow

    Thank you so much for this wonderful video!! You do beautiful work….the tip to use baby oil to blend the colors is AMAZING!!! I will always use this now – just a little bit of oil goes a long way….thank you, thank you!!

    Reply
  • Five Sisters Farm

    wow cute

    Reply
  • Susanne Buchholz

    What a cute kitten! I‘v just bought the Faber-Castell Polychromos Set and I will try to draw a cat!With a graphite pencil I drew my cat and I was surprised by the result and my friends,too. Thank you very much for your video!!!

    Reply
  • Noel Richard

    Beautiful ❤️

    Reply
  • GRIM REAPER

    Can we use normal oil?

    Reply
  • Diana .S

    Can I use olive oil instead?

    Reply
  • tania ayu putri

    Can i use cutton instead of brush??

    Reply
  • love rose

    How to draw a cat but you always just color it you never show us how to draw it

    Reply
  • Nid S.

    Oh that kitten is ready to jump! 👍🏻👍🏻👌🏻

    Reply
  • Margie

    Mmmm… I think what I need is the template…

    Reply
  • Shelley Donathan

    I love this kitty 😊
    Really pretty 💕

    Reply
  • Blossom Buzz

    She’s sooo fuzzzzzzzy

    Reply
  • TheSpringMood

    Do you use tan paper or white paper?

    Reply
  • raza ali

    Did u drew it on a texture paper?

    Reply
  • TheSpringMood

    Wonderful channel! You are very talented and I love your tutorials also!

    Reply
  • Alexandra Saunders

    so sweet 🙂

    Reply
  • emeråld clåw

    " easily "

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *