How To Draw A Cow - Draw Central

How To Draw A Cow

It has been a little while since I last made a tutorial. So, to get back into the swing of things, I am going to teach you how to draw a cow.

What you’ll need:

As with all my tutorials, the first step is the easiest. Draw a large rectangle which will become the midsection of your cow. As you can see in the image on the right, the rear of the rectangle slopes downward slightly.
To the left of the cow’s body, draw an oval that is about ½ the height of the cow’s body. This oval will become the head of your cow. At the bottom of that oval, draw another small circle which will become the cow’s snout.
Draw two lines that connect the top and bottom of the cow’s head to the rectangle from the previous step.
Draw in four very thin legs which are about as long as the cow’s body is wide. A cow’s legs look like they are almost too skinny for their large bodies, so be sure you don’t draw them too wide. The rear legs of your cow should connect to the top of the cow’s body, creating its thigh.
Now that you’ve got most of the basic shapes of your cow drawn, erase all your guidelines, and connect your shapes together. Once you do this, you should be left with something that is starting to resemble a cow.
You can see that I’ve also added a couple almond-shaped ears, and a thin tail at the end of the cow.
Since this is a cowand not a bull, be sure to draw in a very round udder near the rear of your cow’s body.
You can also see that I have divided the bottom of the cow’s feet to suggest its hooves.
Draw in two very tiny oval eyes close to your cow’s ears. Below the cow’s eyes, draw a couple lines that to give a little shape to the eye sockets.
To make the cow’s snout, draw a horizontal line across it to create the mouth, and a couple short squiggly lines for its nostrils.
All that is left to do here is to draw in the smaller details of your cow. Draw a small tuft of hair at the end of the cow’s tail. Add in a few lines near the cow’s legs and back to suggest muscles.
And of course, don’t forget to give the cow her spots! There really is no right way to draw a cow’s pattern, so just start drawing in large blotches and see where it takes you.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this tutorial. Thanks everyone!