How to Draw a Cartoon Cow
(the Easy Way)
Let's get mooooo-ving and learn how to draw a cartoon cow! Once you've
followed our udder-ly simple steps, you'll soon be leading the herd
with your awesome artistic skills!
STEP-1: Chewing the Cud with some Basic
Ready to learn how to draw a cartoon cow? To create our cartoon cow, we first need to draw some basic shapes
which will form the basis for our farmyard friend. Just tell us if
we're 'milking' the cow jokes too much!First of all, draw an irregular
box shape on its side for the head, followed by a larger box shape for
the body. Now we've got the basics, the rest will be like a stroll in
STEP-2: Step 2 – Buttering up our Bovine with Some
Who said learning how to draw a cow cartoon was tricky? Once you've
mastered this, you'll soon be churning them out!For the next step,
let's add some ears by drawing two upside-down 'V' shapes either side
of the head. Then, draw a box shape with a curved top for our cartoon
cow's nose. These farmyard friends have in incredible sense of smell
and can actually sniff something up to six miles away!
STEP-3: Getting our Cartoon Cow Spotted by adding more Details
Dairy cows were first brought to America by Christopher Columbus and,
since then, have become one of the most commonly domesticated
There are 1.2 million dairy cows in Wisconsin alone!So,
to make our cow
cartoon stand out from the herd, let's add some awesome details. First
of all, draw two large horns at either side of the top of the head,
remembering to make the pointed end nice and sharp.
For the next step in how to draw a cartoon cow, draw the inner ears and add two large oval shapes
nostrils. Mooo-ving on, let's add an open mouth just beneath the nose –
very useful for chewing the cud. Did you know cows have four stomach
compartments to digest all that grass?
Now, let's make our cow cartoon instantly recognizable by adding those
all-important markings – draw a series of irregular shapes all over the
body and head as in our illustration.
STEP-4: Be the cream of the crop by adding some finishing touches
Now that your cow cartoon is really coming together, let's give her a
personality by adding some 'udder' features. Draw two small circles for
the eyes, then add a blade of grass sticking out of her mouth.
Are you enjoying learnig how to draw a cartoon cow? Cows
just love to eat and spend around six hours each day indulging in their
favorite pastime and another eight hours chewing the cud.
Apparently, if humans ate like cows, they would have to
360 cheeseburgers and drink up to 800 glasses of water each day! It's
supersize portions down on the farm!
Next, add a tail on the right-hand side of the body. It looks a little
like a broom don't you think? Well, that's because cows use this to
swat away pesky flies and keep themselves clean. The final stage in
drawing our cow cartoon is to add four legs and some hooves. Make these
short and stumpy and draw two of them as if they're behind the body –
this gives our farmyard friend a 3D feel.
STEP-5: You'd 'butter' believe it - it's time for some color!
Our cow cartoon is nearly ready to go, but first, it's time to add some
color to our farmyard friend!First of all, take a dark brown pen and
draw the outline. You can use this same color for the spots and
Then, after you've rubbed out any lines you don't need,
grab hold of a
light tan color for the body and the tip of the tail.
Swish! Our illustration is looking awesome!
Now, use a nice pink pen
for the nose then select a green for the blade of grass.
Our cow cartoon is complete and you now know how to draw a cartoon cow! Why not try drawing some grass around her?
She's sure to need plenty if she wants to produce her daily 5-7 gallons
of milk. Remember, the more you practice, the 'butter' you'll be, so
see you next time for more cartoon fun!