CP Cats: A Complete Guide to Wild & Domestic Cats in Colored Pencil

  • Any level of artist can benefit from Gemma's new book - even newbies.
    You love cats and you'd love to draw them with the skill, beauty and confidence that Gemma Gylling does. Who can blame you!  But can you really learn to draw them as well as Gemma does?

    YES! Gemma is an inspired teacher and this book is the most thorough book of its kind. CP Cats book is full of detail, detail and more detail; not just showing you...but teaching you how to draw every imaginable kind of fur, eyes, ears, muzzles, paws and whiskers.

    Learn 11 different kinds of strokes to use when drawing cats.
    16 mini-demos & 4 full step-by-steps.
    Over 180 images included.
    Practice and perfect the art of drawing expressive cat eyes.
    Create soft blended backgrounds for your cat portraits with confidence and skill.

    Every step accompanied by large, beautiful drawings and easy-to-follow, comprehensive instruction. CP Cats is a thorough, generous book that's destined to soon become used, worn and well-loved. You'll be creating award-winning portraits of your favorite felines in no time!

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    124 page perfect-bound paperback or PDF book. Glossy cover. 8.5" x 11". Indexed.
    Printed in the USA. Publish Date: February 2015.

  • You can't wait to dive in and start drawing.

    Good for you! Why waste a minute?

    With the Premium option you get CP Cats plus the Quick Start Pack at a 25% savings.

    The Quick Start Pack includes printer-friendly line drawings and reference photos from the book so you can start practicing the demos in a flash. If you're someone who doesn't have the time or patience to get set up, Quick Start is the way to go. No need to scan or copy or enlarge or mess around.

    Print out the line drawing of the demo you want to try first.
    Start drawing!

    NOTE: The Quick Start Pack is available only as a digital download - PDF format. 62 pages. A link to the PDF will be sent to you immediately upon checkout.

    See more about the Quick Start Pack here >
  • You're serious about learning to draw beautiful cat portraits.

    It's an achievable goal of yours and you know the best way to get there is with a little personal attention and expert guidance.

    With the Ultra-Premium you receive:

    Soft-cover book plus
    Instant download version plus
    Quick Start Pack plus
    Our favorite gray transfer paper PLUS

    A detailed written critique from Gemma herself of three of your drawings from the CP Cats book. Gemma's a pro and can instantly and accurately see what you're doing well, what you need a little help with, and what specific things you can do to improve your cat portraits. ($60 value. Not available separately.)

    Learn more about your personal critique >



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Dianne G.

CP Cats

Excellent book - exactly what I need as I love drawing the cat family. The instructions are very clear which is helpful to me.


Not usable without paying for the Photo Download pack as well.

This book has great descriptions, step-by-step tutorials etc on drawing cats in coloured pencils. However, for such an expensive book, I did not expect to have to pay an additional fee (currently $14) to the website to obtain the reference photos for the exercises in the book, without which it would be pretty much impossible to follow along with the tuition in the book. The reference photos given are only about 5 by 5cm size! So bear in mind that you need to budget an additional $14 for the reference photos!


Ann Kullberg

Hello, and thank you for your thoughtful feedback. I wanted to offer an explanation. We had to make a choice between including large reference photos & line drawings in the book or including more of Gemma Gylling's comprehensive colored pencil instruction...we went for more instruction and larger step-by-step images. Adding the Quick Start Pack to your book order lets you have the best of both worlds. Loads of instruction AND these helpful materials that will let you get started practicing all of Gemma's lessons immediately. In the future, just a heads up - you receive a discount, when you purchase the book and the quick start together, from annkullberg.com.

Katherine V.
United States

Very helpful

So far I have just looked through the book. It appears this book will help me learn the skills to draw my own cats. I have an in depth tiger kitten I am currently starting.

Mary Z.
United States


I can’t use the item because I have requested two times now that they resend me the downloads and they have but they don’t work. Without the downloads the books are no good. Rate me frustrated.

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Judith J.
United States

Great resource!

I haven’t had time to do more than scan over the book, but I hope to do some of the exercises while on vacation this week

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