how to draw a sheep

In this drawing lesson we’ll show you how to draw a Sheep in 6 easy steps. This step by step lesson progressively builds upon each previous step until you get to the final rendering of the simple, fluffy, sheep. Follow along with the how to draw a sheep drawing guide below by sketching the red portion of each of the six steps, super easy!

Before we begin the How To Draw a Sheep drawing lesson, here are some fun facts about sheep you might find interesting, especially for kids.

  • Sheep are domesticated ruminant mammals, typically kept as livestock for their wool, meat, and milk.
  • There are over 1 billion sheep in the world, making them one of the most numerous domesticated animals.
  • Sheep are known for their amazing ability to recognize individual faces, both of other sheep and humans.
  • A male sheep is called a ram, a female sheep is called a ewe, and a baby sheep is called a lamb.
  • Sheep have rectangular pupils in their eyes, which give them an almost 360-degree field of vision to watch for potential predators.
  • Sheep are herbivores, and their diet consists mainly of grasses, clovers, and other plants.
  • Most sheep have a thick, woolly fleece that requires annual shearing to prevent overheating and skin problems.
  • The act of shearing sheep for their wool dates back thousands of years to ancient civilizations like the Egyptians and Greeks.
  • Sheep are social animals and tend to form close bonds with other members of their flock, often following a lead sheep.
  • Sheep make various sounds to communicate, including a loud bleat, a gentle baa, and a high-pitched baa when in distress or calling for their lambs.

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

How To Draw a Sheep – Quick and Easy Step-by-Step Drawing Guide

Step 1: Begin by drawing the sheep’s snout and mouth.

how to draw a sheep

Step 2: Draw the fluffy fur coat along the sheep’s head and neck.

how to draw a sheep

Step 3: Now you can draw more fluffy wool over the rest of the body.

how to draw a sheep

Step 4: Draw in the sheep’s underbelly.

how to draw a sheep

Step 5: Sketch two of the legs, without wool on them.

how to draw a sheep

Step 6: Finally, draw in the eye and ear, along with the other two feet.

how to draw a sheep

Nice work, now that you’ve completed How To Draw a Sheep, considering adding some shading or coloring to make your sheep look realistic! Use the picture below as a guide to shade or color your easy sheep drawing.

easy sheep drawing


You did it! Congratulations on drawing a Sheep! 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 sheep is with practice…baaaaaaaaa…practice!

Are you looking for another type of shark to draw? How about learning how to quickly and easily draw a COW?! Take a look here for another quick and easy drawing tutorial: How to Draw a Cow

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