Step 15: Darken the initial lines to draw the rest of the cow's body. Draw more curves and bumps along the way to give the cow's body more structure.
Step 16: Draw the udder under the cow's body on the right side. The udder is basically a curved line with two long U- shaped curves for the teats. The other two teats are hidden by the cow's leg.
Step 17: Use the line as a guide to draw the cow's tail using quick strokes at the bottom to represent hair.
Step 18 (optional): For a cleaner look, erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines. Don't worry about erasing all of them. It's okay to leave some behind. Also re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your drawing to give it more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Vary the pressure on your pencil to get different degrees of tonal value.
Add a cast shadow underneath. This helps ground the cow so it doesn't appear to be floating.
You can add more value throughout your drawing for extra detail. You can add a single value to the entire cow to get more of a Jersey cow look. For the classic Holstein look, draw dark patches throughout. You can use reference when adding the markings on the body, but don't overthink it - just add them randomly. Pause the video to use this drawing as reference and at any other time you need help.
Thanks for watching! Subscribe to the How2DrawAnimals YouTube Channel for a new tutorial every Tuesday.
To learn how to draw popular cartoon characters, visit EasyDrawingTutorials.com.