How to Draw a Cow Grazing

Cows are gentle, curious, and intelligent creatures, and enjoy spending their days in the sunshine, enjoying a snack or two of grass. Ready to bring this idyllic scene to life? Then read on for everything you need to know.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Begin by using a black pen to draw an oval shape in the left-hand half of your page.


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Add a bumpy line to the top of the shape.


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Add two black dots below this for the eyes, and then a curve to the bottom of the face for the smile. Add a small mark to the right end of this.


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Add two pointed shapes to the top of the head, one on either side and add two smaller triangles inside these for ears. Then, add a curved horn inside each of the ears.


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Take a curved line across to the right, and then curve it down. Add a curve to the bottom, and then another just above this, leaving a slight gap before the two join.


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Add two parallel lines in the gap, and join these at the bottom with a short line to form the leg. Add a pointed hoof to the bottom.


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Now, add a curved line in front of this, with two bumps to form the udder.


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Add another leg in front of the udder…


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And then add two more lines to the front.


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Next, add two curved, parallel lines to the back for a tail, and add a tuft to the end.


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Add a curved line just above the hooves, curving it down at either end. Connect the two sides with a wavy line at the bottom.


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Then, add a series of small flower shapes to the bottom of this section, with a small dot in the center of each.


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Add a series of small circles and ovals to the right of this.


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Next, add small tufts of grass all across the top of the ground…


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And add curved fronds and strands emerging from the circles at the front.


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Next, add tufts of grass emerging from the mouth of the cow.


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Use a pink pen to draw a curved line across the center of the face.


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Add two small black dots below this for the nostrils…


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Shade the bottom of the face with the pink pen, and use the same color for the udder and the inside of the ears.


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Now, use a brown pen for the forelock at the front, and add patches to the sides of the face.


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Use the same brown for the patches on the back of the cow’s body…


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And fill these in with the brown pen. Use the same shade to color the tuft of the tail.


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Shade the hooves with the brown pen, and then grab a green pen, and add a shadow to the bottom of the feet and body. Use the same shades for the tufts of grass at the front.


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Use a brown pen for the rocks at the bottom of the tuft of grass.


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Shade the surrounding rocks with a yellow pen.


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Grab a lighter green pen, and add shading to the sections of grass.


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Grab another shade of green pen, and fill the remainder of the grass. Use a brown pen for the center of the flowers.


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Use a yellow pen for the ears, the inner legs, and the bottom of the cow’s belly.


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Finally, use a light green pen for the horns.


And there we have it – an adorable cow, enjoying his delicious, crunchy grass. Is there a more adorable and soothing sight?

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