Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Musk Ox" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a circle on the left side of the paper as a guide for the top part of the musk ox's head. First make four small marks to indicate its height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly so it's easy to erase if you make a mistake. But the circle doesn't have to be perfect. It's just a guide. If you're struggling drawing the circle, trace the outer rim of a coin, a lid or any other object with a circular edge.
Step 2: Under the circle, draw a long, curved line as a guide for the bottom half of the head. The line should look similar to the letter U. Pay attention to its size in relation to the musk ox's head.
Step 3: Draw two intersecting lines across the head: one vertical and one horizontal. These are construction lines that will help you place the musk ox's facial features later on.
Step 4: On top of the head, draw two small, triangle-like shapes as guides for the musk ox's ears.
Step 5: On either side of the head, draw a short, curved line as guides for the horns. Musk ox horns aren't that big, so don't draw these guide lines too long.