Cat Sketching in Pencil – Finishing off the Drawing

In this series we will be creating a soft pencil sketch from a cat reference. You can use your own reference or work from the same one as me using the link below.



  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser


  • Begin by making any adjustments to values that you feel may be necessary.
  • This might include darkening/evening the background or punching out the darkest shadows a bit further.
  • You can also add more fur divisions to enhance the sense of texture.
  • Finally, try to ensure that you have captured the underlying structure of the cat’s head by looking for halftones around the eyes and snout.