How To Draw a Cow

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In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Cow in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the Cow. Simply draw the red lines that are shown in each step, then in a just a few minutes you’ll have your own cow drawing!

Here are some interesting facts about the Cow you might find interesting.

  • It is estimated that there are 1.3 billion cows in the world.
  • In some countries, such as India, cows are sacred.
  • Cows have one stomach with four compartments.
  • They have a digestive system that allows them to regurgitate and rechew its food, known as “cud”.
  • Cows are red-green color-blind.

How To Draw a Cow – Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Draw the first part of the head and nose.

how to draw a cow

Step 2: Draw the horn and upper back.

how to draw a cow

Step 3: Draw the front of the legs.

how to draw a cow

Step 4: Complete the first set of legs, hooves and utter.

how to draw a cow

Step 5: Draw the ears, eyes and the remaining legs.

how to draw a cow

Step 6: Finish the nose and add in the colored spots to complete your cow drawing.

how to draw a cow

Well Done! You’ve successfully completed How To Draw a COW! You can use the picture below if you want to add color or shading to make your cattle drawing more realistic.

how to draw cow


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Cow! Your first try may not have gone as perfectly as you had hoped, but I’m sure after another attempt or two you will see a big improvement. The best way to learn how to draw a cow is with practice…practice…practice! Just like milking a cow, it takes a little time to perfect the skill!

Are you looking for another animal to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a Horse?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Horse

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