So everyone and their dog knows that I love cats - both the little fuzzballs themselves and the act of drawing them. Common sense dictates that I should stay away from using Cats as one of my categories for the next character design assignment, but I kinda want to take the challenge and see if I can draw a cat that I wouldn't normally draw otherwise. Maybe I'll do 4 drawings and mix the cat if it's too obvious.
So these were some warm-up designs, where I played around with different ways of approaching felines. Some are more effective than others, I think.