cow drawing

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.

  • Cows are large, four-legged, hoofed herbivores that live on farms worldwide and are domesticated as a source of milk, meat, and labor.
  • They typically graze on grass and other plants, using multi-chambered stomachs and specialized bacteria to digest cellulose.
  • Cows communicate through facial expressions and moos that vary based on mood and meaning.
  • A group of cows is called a herd.
  • Cows have excellent memories and can learn the names of over 50 other cows.
  • Cattle spend about 8 hours per day eating and have four stomach compartments to efficiently break down plant matter.
  • Cows see color but have better vision looking toward the sides than straight ahead.
  • The largest cattle breed is the Chianina from Italy, reaching weights over 1,500 kilograms.
  • Cows form strong social bonds and demonstrate emotions like joy, anxiety, and grief.
  • Calves often form close bonds with their mothers and may attempt to suckle for over one year after weaning.

First, here’s a BONUS video of Our How To Draw a Cow easy drawing lesson

You can follow along with the video and also use the simple drawing steps below the video as a guide!

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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