How to Draw a Cow Holstein Side View

In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Holstein Friesian Cow step-by-step.

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All of the tutorials on are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.


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To draw this Cow step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.

Below you can watch a NEW step-by-step video tutorial with NARRATED steps:

The following is a video tutorial where the steps are Written out within the video:

For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake.

Draw Cow 1

Step 1: Draw two circles as guides for the cow's body. They don't have to be perfect. They're just guides. The circles should be right next to each other, and the circle on the right should be a bit smaller than the one on the left.

Draw Cow 2

Step 2: Draw a very small circle (about the quarter the size of the first) on the upper left side as a guide for the cow's head.

Draw Cow 3

Step 3: Draw two lines across the head to help you place the facial features later on. The vertical line should extend outside the circle a bit.

Draw Cow 4

Step 4: Use the extended line as a guide to draw a U-shaped curve under the head as a guide for the cow's muzzle.

Draw Cow 5

Step 5: Draw a sideways arc on either side of the head as a guide for the ears.

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