How to draw a Bull head and face

By the way, do you know how to distinguish cows from bulls in the face? I don’t know.

If the bull very elite of the breed, it may be possible to guess that this man, judging by the size of the head and violent expression in the eyes. But if just the herd grazes and all the animals are big, scary and horny – how can we guess?

So we are going to draw some sort of unified head of a bullcow.


How to draw the head of a cow(a bull) full face

Begin with the sketch:

Cows and bulls have the typical for herbivores shape of the head. They have a long snout similar to a truncated cone. Bull head drawing At the end of the muzzle there is a large nose with big nostrils. Under the nose we can see the mouth. I have to say, though bulls and cows mooing loudly,but in fact they can not open their mouth so widely. But they have a very wide nosebridge. Therefore, the eyes are located literally on the sides of the head: herbivores have a very wide overview. Cow face drawing step by step Now draw the ears. Note that the ear canals are located approximately above the point of attachment of the lower jaw.Therefore, to draw ears on top is not necessary – it makes no sense to stick them in the bones of the skull from above. The auricle resembles a tube with a wide bell.
Bullhead drawing lesson The horns are located above the ears and they do grow from the bones. But the owners often remove the horns from the calves Bull face drawing We won’t color, but to draw the shades is a good thing. Bull head drawing Now you know how to draw a Bull(cow) head(face) – front view.

Bull face drawing in profile

Honestly it is very difficult to tell “scientifically” how to draw an animal in profile. No familiar lines of symmetry, lines of eyes, or nose. The smartest thing I could think of to learn how to draw the profile of a cow is to correlate it`s head with it`s skull inside. I found a picture of a skull of a bull and copied it.

Bull skull drawing

Next, find a photo of a bull in profile, and draw it directly on the picture with the skull.

Cow and bull head and face in profile

When I don’t understand how to draw something, I try to find out what its internal structure and then I paint on the tip.

Cow and Bull head drawing – lesson 3

Let`s learn how to draw a cow’s head is not in profile and not full face but in an intermediate position.

How to draw bull head and face

Draw step by step.

General features of the face:

Cow head and face drawing

Draw wide-set eyes:

Bull head drawing step by step

Draw nose and open mouth:

Bull face drawing

And here’s the final drawing of the head of a bull(cow):

Bull(cow)head and face drawing

And, besides, admire some drawings of bulls.

Bull drawings

Bull head drawing

Drawing of the skull of a bull:

Bull scull drawing


This article is one of a series “Cattle drawing”.

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