Have fun learning how to draw a cute cow in 9 simple illustrative steps.
In today’s lesson we’ll take a simple farm animal (cow) and make it extra adorable looking. We will accomplish this artistically by exaggerating some of the cow’s features such as its nose and udder. We will also simplify some of the body parts as to make this tutorial simple enough for any beginner to enjoy.
All drawing steps are included here which make it fun and easy to follow! Plan for this drawing to take about 30 minutes, but the drawing process may actually take more time if a background is created as well.
- Drawing Paper
- Crayons or Colored Pencils
- Black Marker (optional)
- How to Draw a Cute Cow Printable PDF (see bottom of lesson)
In today’s lesson, we will learn how to draw a cute cow on paper. The shape and proportion of each part will be considered in each step of the tutorial. Note that the blue pencil lines are used to indicate the newest lines being drawn in each step.
Time Needed: 30 minutes
Draw The Head
First, create an oval with two dots. Next, draw two shaded circles to add the eyes. Now, form a line on top curving downwards connected to the oval.
Add The Horns And Ears
Form the pointed shape of the cute cow’s ears on both sides of its head. Next, draw its fluffy hair then add the pointed shape of its horns.
Outline The Body
Draw an oval to outline the shape of the cute cow’s body.
Attach The Tail
Create two diagonal lines and attach a pointed shape at the end to form the cow’s tail.
Add A Cowbell
Draw a cowbell below the cute cow’s head similar to the illustration shown.
Form The Legs
Form the shape of the cute cow’s legs attached to the bottom of its body. Don’t forget to draw the hooves by creating horizontal lines on the bottom of each leg.
Add The Cow Udder
Add the cow udder below the cute cow’s body by making a curved shape with small bumps.
Draw The Pattern
Now, let’s draw the spot pattern all over the cute cow’s body using wavy rounded shapes.
Complete The Cute Cow Drawing
Let’s give life to our drawing of a cute cow by adding some color! First, use a yellow crayon to color the horns and cowbell. Next, shade the snout, cow udder and the inner ears using a pink crayon. Now, color the cow’s hair on top of its head, the tip of its tail, and the patterns all over its body with a black crayon. Finally, use white and gray crayons to fill in the rest of the cute cow’s body!
How to Draw a Cute 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 Cute 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!