Drawing and crafts

How to draw a realistic Cow



Today we have a new lessons from general themes –  cattle drawing.

Let`s learn how to draw a cow. Cow is one of the most ordinary and common farm animals, like horse, sheep and pig.

Cow photos

Cows were domesticated thousands years ago for the sake of meat milk and partly skin. It is a fact of lifewe value the cattle from a purely utilitarian standpoint.

But now let’s try to appreciate the appearance of the cows and learn to draw them.

Cow drawing – side view

Here is is a picture of a quietly standing cow. Drawing it we can well understand the cattle structure.

Cow picture 1

We start with the pencil sketch -show general shape and a simplified skeleton.

Cow pencil sketc

Now we are ready to depict the exterior of our cow.

The trunk is very large and bulky. But it is not fat, because you can see skin tensed on a ribs and pelvic bones. 

There is a slight hump above the shoulders and the other over the sacrum.The belly droops heavily.Large skin folds hanging under the neck.
Cow step by step drawing lesson


The hind legs have visible bends, front ones look thicker and straighter:
How todraw a cowfor kids

Draw a large udder  between the hind legs.

The legs end in cloven hooves.Notethese hooves are not large, they are even graceful.
Cow outline
It`s high time to draw the head of our cow:
Cow`s head structure
Trapezoidal head with a fleshy nose and lips is not great. Don’t forget to draw oval mobile ears. Horns can be of different shapes, sizes and directions.From the cow they are a bit like a lyre.
Cow`s picture
The cows I saw were either red or white with black spots.Paint this cow to your taste.
And  learn one another lesson.

Walking Cow drawing

Colored cow drawing

Perhaps this cow is very cheeky, see – she’s cut off horns.
Click the images to enlarge:
 These were two lessons -how to draw a cow, next time we’ll take the bull.



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