How To Draw A Cute Cartoon Cow with this how-to video and step-by-step drawing instructions. Easy animals to draw for beginners and kids.
Please see the drawing tutorial in the video below
You can refer to the simple step-by-step drawing guide below
First step – Simple frame of only four ovals and a few lines
The framework for drawing cartoon cows in this lesson – again, is not the same as the framework we used to draw a horse earlier.
Here, unlike with the horse… I have simplified the framework – adding only the necessary elements to create a real cartoon-looking cow.
Draw two large ovals first for the head and body. Then draw the next two for the muzzle and the left ear. Curves on the head to help you place the eyes, nostrils, and other features of your cartoon cow.
Cartoon cow drawing head
With just some ovals and a few lines to work with, you have a lot of freedom on how you want your bull’s head to look. Really, the framework we’re using can be used to draw other animals (pigs? sheep?) – not just cows.
So to make sure your drawing looks like a cow, here are some examples of how it should look. Please note that the main features of the bull’s head are the eyes, nostrils, ears and if you like… horns…
Draw a cartoon cow’s face Draw a cartoon cow’s horns and ears Draw a cartoon cow’s remaining ears and horns
The bumps on the top of its head are also very ‘cow’. Let’s draw them in and also the other details… don’t worry too much at this stage. I recommend leaving the rest of the details until the end.
Now go ahead and draw the rest of this cow…
Draw your cow’s body
As for the body, there are some obvious points to keep in mind. Unlike horses, cows usually have a back that looks like “recessed” before it comes back closer to the rear. Be sure to include this feature in your cow cartoon. Another thing? Very!
Here is how this bull formed in four stages…
Drawing the legs of a cartoon cow Drawing the body of a cartoon cow Full drawing of a cartoon cow Drawing the body of a cartoon cow
One thing that really needs attention here – compared to the horse and unicorn lessons, is how the cow’s legs are drawn. Notice how simplified these are! Always remember, when drawing cartoons – you can simplify the quirky feature here and there. The key is knowing what parts you can do and how far you can go!
Well, it’s almost done now. Let’s get out of the box of animated cows and fill in the final details…
All has been done!
Once the framework is gone, all that’s left is your cartoon cow drawing.
In terms of details, there really isn’t much to add. Pupils, some lines on the horn maybe… curves to accentuate the hooves… oh – and a tail! Can’t forget that. 🙂
And now maybe the most fun part of this lesson… coloring! Decide what cow you are drawing… holstein? top? Plateau? After you decide, color your cartoon cow accordingly. Notice above, I chose the holstein look – white with black spots.