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How to Draw and Sketch Cats

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Draw a Cat Step 2 - Adding Texture
sketching the cat's fur

Sketching Fur

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Now draw the cat's fur with casual, short strokes. Look for the longer areas of fur and the darker, shadowed areas. With a linear sketch like this, the increased mark-making used to create textures also suggests shadow, so you look for the darker areas - shadows under a ruff, or dark markings - to use it more freely. On lighter toned areas, use texture more sparingly.

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