As any fan of nursery rhymes will be aware, the cow that jumped over the moon was a pretty cool cow – and we can recreate this famous scene in just a few short, simple steps. Ready, set: go!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Begin with a black pen, and draw a square, angled “U” shape at the bottom of your page. Add two dots to the bottom.
Add a curve just below the dots to create the nose…
And then add two curved lines above this, with small marks at the bottom for lashes.
Next, add an almond shape to either side for ears.
Add another, smaller shape inside the larger ones…
And then add two curved horns to the top of the head.
Take a curved line across from the top of the right ear, across towards the top right-hand corner of the page. Add two curved, parallel lines to the end of this, and top them with a tuft for a tail.
Take a line down from the bottom of this, and take this to the bottom right-hand corner of the page.
Now, add a diagonal line to the right of the face. Take two parallel, straight lines down towards the bottom of the page to create the front leg, and add a pointed hoof to the end.
Now, add another leg to the right of the first.
Take a curved line across to the right, and add another leg to the back, pointing towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Connect this to the tail above.
Add lines to the bottom of the legs to form hooves…
And then add another back leg just in front of the one you have already drawn.
Next, use a dashed line to add a curved, half-circle shape to the bottom of the body.
Add small bumps in the gaps for the udder.
Next, add a series of patches all across the body and legs of the cow, including a section at the top of the head.
Now, add a large, sweeping crescent moon shape behind the cow.
Draw a star to the right of this, and surround this with small triangle shapes.
Repeat this stunning design all across the top of your page.
Use a black pen to shade the patches, the hooves, the top of the head, ears, and the horns.
Grab a yellow pen, and use this to color the large moon.
Use the same shade to fill in the triangles around the stars…
And then use a pink pen for the inside of the cow’s ears, the nose, and the udder.
Then, grab a blue pen, and shade the entire background.
Now, who said that the cow jumping over the moon was just a nursery rhyme – we have proof that it happened right here!