How To Draw A Cow: Step 9

How to Draw a Cow

Let’s learn how to draw a cow by drawing along with this simple drawing guide!

Create along with these easy 9 drawing steps. You will learn the basics for drawing a cow.

This lesson only takes about 30 minutes and has a PDF near the bottom of the lesson you can easily print or download. The pdf guide even contains a “coloring book” page with just the line art. This pairs perfectly with crayons, colored pencils, or markers. This is perfect for very young kids looking for some extra guidance and are looking to fill in a cow.

Get a thrill out of learning how to draw a cow. Go beyond the lesson…don’t forget to add some creative details. It is officially time to get creative!


  • Pencil
  • Drawing Paper
  • Crayons or Colored Pencils
  • Black Marker (optional)
  • How to Draw a Cow Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
How To Draw A Cow: All Steps

In today’s tutorial, we will discover how to draw a cow on paper. The location and proportion of each part will be pointed out in each step of the lesson. Take notice that the blue pencil lines are used to show the new parts being drawn in each step.

Time Needed: 30 minutes

  1. Outline The Head

    How To Draw A Cow: Step 1

    Draw a curved line to outline the cow’s head.

  2. Add The Face

    How To Draw A Cow: Step 2

    Create two shaded ovals to form the eyes. Form the snout by drawing a curvy shape with two dots. Draw a line curving upwards to create the mouth.

  3. Attach The Ears And Horns

    How To Draw A Cow: Step 3

    Attach small V-shaped lines on top of the cow’s head to form its horns. Draw pointed shapes on each side of its head to create its ears.

  4. Outline The Body

    How To Draw A Cow: Step 4

    Outline the curvy shape of the cow’s body.

  5. Attach The Legs

    How To Draw A Cow: Step 5

    Form thin long shapes attached to the bottom of its body to draw the cow’s legs. Add curved lines to the bottom of each leg to form its hooves.

  6. Outline The Udder

    How To Draw A Cow: Step 6

    Draw a bumpy curved shape below its body to form its udder.

  7. Add The Tail

    How To Draw A Cow: Step 7

    Draw a thin narrow shape with a pointed tip attached to the cow’s body to create its tail.

  8. Create The Pattern

    How To Draw A Cow: Step 8

    Create the spot pattern around the cow’s body by drawing wavy rounded shapes as shown. Draw two curving lines on its head as well.

  9. Complete The Cow Drawing

    How To Draw A Cow: Step 9

    Let’s color the cow’s horns with a yellow crayon. Next, use a pink crayon to shade its snout, mouth, udder and inner ears. Now, use a black crayon to fill in the spot patterns around its body, its hooves and the tip of its tail. Finally, shade the rest of the cow’s body with a white crayon.

How to Draw a Cow PDF Download

Click the link below to view or download this drawing lesson. The PDF is a printable drawing lesson for How to Draw a Cow. 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!

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