Need to instruct a youngster how to draw a bison drawing?
With 9 easy steps to follow, kids will enjoy drawing their own bison on paper. Also included is a printable version of this bison drawing lesson.
Ideal for art teachers and homeschoolers looking to teach kids how to draw their own bison.
Trying to learn to draw is much more fun when you have a easy-to-understand lesson to follow. Enjoy!
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- Bison Drawing Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
This post will teach you how to draw a bison. We will draw attention to the shapes of each part and variety of lines drawn ensuring that the drawing looks convincing.
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Form The Face
Start forming the bison’s face by drawing two shaded ovals. Create a bigger oval with two dots to draw the nose. Add a small curved line below the nose to form the mouth.
Outline The Head
To outline the head, draw two diagonal zigzag lines connected to the bison’s nose.
Add The Hair
Draw the hair on top of the bison’s head by creating a bumpy rounded shape.
Draw The Horns
To draw the bison’s horns, add a curved pointy shape on each side of its head.
Add Its Mane
Form the mane of hair around the bison’s torso by drawing a bumpy shape similar to the illustration.
Outline The Body
Outline the bison’s long curvy body connected to the mane.
Attach The Legs
Draw the shape of the bison’s legs attached to the bottom of its body. Add a curved line near the end of each leg to form the hooves.
Add The Tail
Add the thin wavy shape of the bison’s tail attached to its body. Don’t forget to draw the pointed shape of the tip of its tail.
Complete The Bison Drawing
Let’s give life to our drawing of a bison by adding some color! First, use a white crayon to shade its horns. Next, use a pink crayon to color its nose and mouth. Now, shade the hair on top of its head and on its torso using a dark brown crayon. Then, color the hooves and tip of its tail using a black crayon. Finally, shade the rest of the bison using a light brown crayon.
Bison Drawing PDF Download
Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for Bison Drawing. The last page of the downloadable PDF includes a coloring book page with just the outlines and an extension exercise for prompting kids to get creative!