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SLIDESHOW : Cat in a bag oil pastel

SLIDESHOW : Cat in a bag oil pastel
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Here’s a fun little cat drawing project. It’s in the lesson 13. Amazing Cats – KidsART B


“Here’s how to draw a cat in a bag. This will be a realistic cat too, but might turn out a bit stylized when we’re done.

  1. Use your pencil to draw a paper bag at the bottom of your paper, as shown in the photo and art. Make the top edge zig-zag.
  2. Draw your cat’s head like it is inside the bag, but poking it’s head out. Most of the head should show, including the nose and whiskers, but the mouth and the rest of the body below, should still be hidden inside the bag.
  3. Use your oil pastels to blend and fill all of the picture with lots of colors.
  4. When the colors are all finished, then you can use the black pastel to outline and make the black areas.

Remember to mix several colors together and blend them for each area, so your pastels look like paint.

Name your cat!”

Teacher, (read verbatim or paraphrase)

 S L I D E S H O W

Cat in a Bag • Tap to open - Scroll to view - Pinch to zoom
Peek a boo!

Peek a boo!


See how the colors are mixed and blended!


About The Author

Dennas Davis

Dennas is the founder of Firstlight Arts Academy in Nashville, and also of The Art Instructor (formerly ArtSquish). He has been designing, painting, illustrating and teaching in various combinations since he learned how to hold a crayon. He is the illustrator of 24 children’s books with over 5 million in print worldwide.
See his paintings at

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