January 27, 2021 3 min read

catdog cartoon

National Hugging Day is a yearly event devoted to hugging. It was produced by Kevin Zaborney and also takes place annually on January 21st. The day was first commemorated on January 21, 1986, in Clio, Michigan, USA. The holiday is likewise observed in lots of other nations. The concept of National Hug Day is to encourage everyone to hug friends and family more frequently.


Here are some fascinating facts about Hugs:

1. The average hug is 3 secs long, which is the same duration as many other human actions and neurological processes.

2. Hugging reduces the hormonal tension agent Cortisol and boosts these three satisfying chemicals: Oxytocin, dopamine, and serotonin!

3. The Western globe hugs openly greater than the Eastern world. 

4.People who are very "huggy" often tend to fall in either classification: they were not embraced sufficiently as a youngster OR came from an extremely caring family.

5. In studies where individuals experienced depression and low self-esteem, they reported a dramatic improvement throughout durations in their life when they were the most hugged.


To represent Hugging Day we chose CatDog, an American animated tv series created by Peter Hannan for Nickelodeon. The series adheres to the life of conjoined brothers of various species, with one half of the resultant animal being a cat and the other a dog. Nickelodeon generated the collection from Burbank, California. The initial episode aired on April 4, 1998, complying with the 1998 Youngsters' Option Honors, before the show officially premiered in October of that year. Similarly, the Season 2 episode "Fetch" was displayed in cinemas with The Rugrats Motion picture in 1998 before airing on television.


In this tutorial, we used the following supplies:
  • Pencil B
  • Pencil 5B
  • Colored Pencils -brown, purple, pink, burgundy, brick, ocher, yellow, dark brown


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Let's draw 'CatDog' step by step



Step 1. Start building a stack that uses the circles to mark the heads' location and a line towards the bodies. (Pencil B).


catdog characters

Step 2. Draw the outlines of the dog's head first, and then outline the cat. (Pencil B).


catdog episodes

Step 3. Using the circles and lines, mark the directions of the hands. Draw the muzzles of the animals. (Pencil B).


catdog theme

Step 4. Draw the arms and add spots to the trap. (Pencil B).


catdog cartoons

Step 5. Remove the unnecessary construction lines and use a soft pencil to make the outline clearer and brighter. (Pencil 5B).


dog and cat cartoon

Step 6. Start painting the general wool. For this, we use a colored pencil in ocher color. (Colored pencils).


half dog half cat

Step 7. Add the remaining parts, details. We make the dog's nose purple, the brick color, we make the cattle, the brown spots, the pink tongue, the burgundy moth dogs. (Colored pencil brown, purple, pink, burgundy, brick).


catdog house

Step 8. Strengthen all the colors, add the wool, add the yellow-red dogs and dark brown. (Colored pencil brown, purple, pink, burgundy, brick, ocher, yellow, dark brown).


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