How to Draw a Cow Lying Down

According to an old wives tale, cows lying down is an indicator that poor weather and storms are coming – while there may be some truth in this, it is still hard to deny that cows lying down look cute, and we have everything that you need to bring them to life through the power of art – are you ready?


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Start by using a black pen to create the outline of the face of your cow.


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Add two black dots to the top of the face for eyes, and short, curved lines above this for the tuft of hair that makes up the forelock. Then, add small teardrop-shaped nostrils to the bottom of the face.


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Draw two curved horns on the top of the head…


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And bring out two almond shapes on either side of the head for the ears. Add smaller almond shapes inside the larger ones.


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Now, take a curved line across to the right, and hook it down at the bottom.


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Add a small “bump” to the bottom, and then take the line across, up, and in for the back foot. Add a curve for the back hip.


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Take a horizontal line across, to the left of the leg…


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And then add another “loop” to the end, with a curved line above this. Bring the line across, up, and to the right, and then up to form the front leg.


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Add another folded leg in front of this one…


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And then add two curved, parallel lines to the back of your cow.


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Add a tuft to the back for the tail


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Now, use a pink pen, and shade the bottom of the nose, and the inside of the ears.


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Grab a brown pen, and shade the horns, the tuft of forelock, and the ends of the legs for hooves.


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Next, grab a black pen, shade the ears, the tail, the edges of the face, and add patches all across the body.


Now, no matter how the weather turns out, we would argue that it is well worth it to see such as cute cow just taking it easy!

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