How to Draw the Fur of a Cat with Colored Pencils

Using colored pencils to create beautiful drawings is a lot of fun, isn’t it? But what if you wanted to draw a cat’s fur? Emmy does that so beautifully. If you are struggling to learn how to draw the fur of a cat, this video tutorial by Emmy can be a great help. In this video, you’ll see how to use both darker and lighter colors to create fur that looks as good as natural.

Key tips Emmy shares in the video include:

Start with a layer of the lightest color
Color in the same direction the fur is going
Build up the color with the next shade
Blend the layers together with a white pencil

Emmy uses a white uni posca pen to draw the lightest hairs. It’s also interesting to see how she uses an electric eraser to create some wonderful strokes for the white hair and then draws over it with pencils to create thin hair strokes.

Watch the video now to learn, practice and finally draw the fur of a cat with colored pencils – and wow your friends with your skills.

[Materials Used: Bristol smooth surface paper, Faber Castell polychromos pencils, Faber Castell pencil eraser, Derwent electric eraser, White uni posca 0.7mm]

About the Author Andrea Wood Schmitz

Mom of 6, Christian, writer, publisher, coloring-addict, coffee dependent.

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