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How to draw angry Tom

Welcome, aspiring artists, to another exciting drawing adventure! This time, we’re turning our focus to the world of animation, specifically to Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s famous feline, Tom from Tom and Jerry. Our step-by-step tutorial will guide you on how to draw an angry Tom, an expressive and dynamic character that’s perfect for testing your pencil skills.

Characteristics of Tom

Thomas Jasper “Tom” Cat Sr. is a grey and white anthropomorphic domestic short-haired tuxedo British cat known for his bouts of silent humor mixed with loud, expressive antics. To draw Tom successfully, consider these key features:

  • Color: Tom is typically represented in shades of grey and white, with a distinctive tuxedo pattern.
  • Expression: In this tutorial, we are drawing an angry Tom, so focusing on his exaggerated, wide-eyed, furious expressions is crucial.
  • Posture: As a bipedal cat, Tom stands and moves much like a human. His body language often mirrors his emotions, adding to the comedic effect.
  • Companions: Tom is always paired with his rival Jerry. Drawing an angry Tom chasing after Jerry would add an interesting dynamic to your sketch!

About the Tutorial

This guide takes you through 16 carefully curated steps to help you draw an angry Tom. Let’s understand our color-coded guide:

  • Red Color: This represents the current step. Focus on these lines to progress with your drawing.
  • Black Color: Represents the lines you’ve drawn in the previous steps. They serve as a reference for your ongoing sketch.
  • Grey Color: These lines represent the basic sketch. Draw these lightly as they’ll be erased later on.

The initial 2 steps involve making a basic sketch using light pencil strokes. After the 26 steps, you may choose to ink your sketch. Inking solidifies your drawing but remember to wait for the ink to dry before erasing the initial pencil sketch to avoid smudging. The final image of the tutorial serves as a color reference for you to breathe life into your drawing.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best approach to draw Tom’s angry expression?

Drawing an angry expression involves exaggerating the features that signify anger, like narrowed eyes and furrowed brows. Start with these, add a touch of your style, and there you have your angry Tom!

Any tips on adding dynamics with Jerry?

When adding Jerry, remember to keep the size proportions correct. Depict Jerry in action, running or teasing Tom, to create a dynamic scene. The interaction between the two characters will add a compelling dimension to your sketch.


We hope this guide helps you master the art of drawing an angry Tom. Remember, practice is the key to perfection. We would love to see your versions of angry Tom, so feel free to share your work with us and other sketch artists. Spread the word about our guide across your networks, or anywhere on the web.

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