How To Draw A Cute Cow 

This guide will teach you how to draw a cute cow using simple steps.

Cows are such cute animals, and it’s no wonder you’d want to learn how to draw one.

We’ve made it easy for even novice artists to learn the skill of drawing a cow by breaking it down into basic shapes for each step.

And best of all, you can take your time and go at your own pace.

a drawing of a cute cow with a pink nose and ears and black spots

Here are some interesting facts you may not have known about cows. Did you know they cannot see the colors red or green?

That’s right, they are color blind to those two colors. 

Also, a baby cow is called a calve, and it can weigh 60-100 pounds when it’s born!

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For other great drawing lessons, check out how to draw a bull and a goat.

Materials For How to Draw A Cute Cow Step By Step  

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Eraser
  • Pencil sharpener

Optional Materials

  • Colored pencils
  • Markers
  • Crayons

Step-By-Step Guide For How To Draw A Cute Cow

each step in this drawing lesson for making a cute cow. Dotted lines represent each line to draw per step

Step 1. Draw The Cow’s Body

dotted lines of circles to draw

The first step is to start with the body of the cow. Draw two circles of equal sizes and leave a little space between them.

Step 2. Connect the Body Shapes

bulls body connecting the dotted circles

Now draw a curved line to connect at the top of the circles to make the arch of the cow’s back. Then draw a wider curve at the bottom to create the belly.

Step 3. Create The Hind Legs Of The Cow

step for drawing the bulls legs, dotted lines represent what to draw

Place a narrow triangle shape on the side of the body at a height located around the middle of the circle.

The triangle is angled diagonally. After that, you can erase that circle.

Now make two rectangles for the cow’s legs. They are placed at the far edge of the triangle, angled slightly away from each other at the bottom.

Step 4. Draw The Front Legs

rectangles for front legs to be created

Now draw two more rectangles for the front legs. The leg on the left side is wider than the right.

Therefore, both legs are placed more to the right side of the circle rather than centered.

Step 5. Make The Cow’s Hooves And Udder

hooves and utter are drawn with dotted lines

First, go ahead and erase the circle at the front of the cow and the lines you drew at the tops of the legs.

Now, the hooves are triangular-shaped and rounded, kind of like mountains.

The back hooves peak on the right side of the leg, and the front hooves peak closer to the middle.

Next, draw the udder. The udder is a half circle that extends a little past the back left leg and a fair bit forward of the same leg.

Step 6. Draw The Head Of The Cow

step for drawing a bull's face

For this next step, draw the outline of the head. The cow’s head has three basic shapes.

The top of the head is a wide C, turned on its side, and curves inward at the ends.

It meets the cheek area, and they line up with the cow’s back. The cheek area is a wide oval that extends beyond both sides of the top of the head. 

Next, the chin is a circular shape, but you only need to draw the lower portion and center it on the oval.

And finally, add teats to the udders. Angle these small ovals diagonally, with two on each side.

Step 7. Make The Horn And Ears

lines for drawing the bulls ears and horns

First, erase the lines connecting the teats to the udders you drew in the previous step.

Now, draw the ears on each side of the head, just a little above the cheeks.

The ears are small ovals that have pointy outside tips. Then do the same for the inner ear detail, but both ends are pointed.

Next, draw the cow’s horns higher up on the head but still slightly to the side. These are each two curves that meet.

Step 8. Draw The Cute Cow Eyes

ovals made for creating the eyes

These sweet farm animals use their eyes to express emotions, so keep that in mind when drawing the shapes of the eyes. 

To make the cute cow’s eyes, draw two ovals in the middle of the top part of the head, starting from the bottom, where the cheek meets the upper portion of the head.

Then draw a smaller oval inside each to create the pupils. Finally, to make a cartoonish effect, you can draw circles inside the pupils and color them white. 

Next, you can add the tail. Make a wavy line that sits in the middle of the rear end. Then, draw a rounded wedge shape to give it the switch of hair. 

Step 9. Fill In The Details Of The Cow’s Face And Body

step for drawing the bull's body and facial details

First, draw the cow’s muzzle. This is the same width as the outer edges of the eyes and touches the bottom of the eyes.

The shape you will draw is like two C’s facing each other, then connecting with a subtle curve in the middle.

The curve at the top is narrower than the curve at the bottom.

Now place two small circles in the middle of each C to make the nostrils. 

Next, add the eyebrows. These are two long teardrop shapes placed over the top of each eye.

And the last part of this step is to add the spots on the fur. These are irregular shapes that will be placed randomly. 

finished drawing of a bull

If you’d like, feel free to use your favorite colors to color in your cute cartoon cow.

And to get free coloring pages of farm animals like cows, check out these cute animal coloring sheets.

a cute cow with a pink nose and ears and black spots

How to Draw A Cute Cow

Learn how to draw a cute cow in this easy drawing lesson.

Active Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour
Difficulty Medium
Estimated Cost 5

Materials

  • pencil
  • pencil sharpener
  • paper
  • eraser

Tools

  • Please see the full materials list above the tutorial for details and links.

Instructions

  1. Draw The Cow’s Body
  2. Connect the Body Shapes
  3. Create The Hind Legs Of The Cow
  4. Draw The Front Legs
  5. Make The Cow’s Hooves And Udder
  6. Draw The Head Of The Cow
  7. Make The Horn And Ears
  8. Draw The Cute Cow Eyes
  9. Fill In The Details Of The Cow’s Face And Body