How to Draw a Cow – Step by Step Cow Drawing Instructions (Kids and Beginners)

Our drawing lessons continue with this simple how to draw a cow step by step tutorial. With just a few pencil strokes you will be finishing up your cartoon style cow drawing in no time.

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How to Draw a Cow Step by Step Drawing Tutorial. With this printable directed drawing guide you will learn how to draw a super easy cow in no time. Great both for kids and beginners.

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Working on drawing farm animals? We’ve got you covered with this cow drawing tutorials as well as many others.

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These drawing instructions are really easy so are suitable both for kids (you can use this tutorial both at home or in the classroom to draw with your students) and beginners.

How to Draw a Cow Step by Step Tutorial


Cow Drawing Instructions

What you need:

  • our guided drawing printable (optional – you can grab it at the bottom of this article)
  • pencil or marker
  • paper
  • coloring supplies

Cow Drawing Instructions

Step 1

Start by drawing an oval shape or a rectangle with rounded corners.

Start by drawing an oval or a rounded rectangle

Step 2

Draw the head, an arch shape above your oval or rectangle.

Continue drawing the head

Step 3

Draw the eyes, nostrils and a smiley mouth if you want. Also draw a pair of horns. Mooo!

Draw face features and a pair of horns

Step 4

Draw a pair of ears under the horns.


Step 5

Next comes the body, again you can make it as an oval shape or more of a rounded rectangle.

Draw the cows body

Step 6

One pair of legs.

First pair of legs

Step 7

Draw the udder next to the hind leg.


Step 8

You have almost completed your cow drawing – draw two more legs and a tail.

Legs and tail

Step 9

Now all that’s left to do is to make a few spots on the fur.

Congratulations you have learned how to draw a cow.

The last thing to do is to make a few spots


Color your cow drawing.

Color your cow drawing

Get the Cow Directed Drawing Printables Here

How to Draw a Cow

Happy drawing!

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