How to Draw a Sheep

Artist: Dawn / March 19, 2011

Step 1.

This is a quick sketch of two different sheep heads from the side view. What I want you guys to notice is the different ears. Certain species of sheep have either long hanging floppy ears, or erect ears. The choice is yours when it comes to creating    

Step 2.

Here I drew three different views of a sheep hooves. The first hoof to the left is a view of the sheep's foot from the back view. The middle hoof is what it looks like from the front view, and the last hoof is a sheep foot drawn from 3/4 view.

Step 3.

Lastly, this is an example sketch of a sheep drawn from the side in a pose to suggest that the animal is eating. The neck is slouched downward, and the legs are also in a slow walking stance. When grass grazing animals eat, they move along very slowl   

Step 4.

Now let's start this tutorial by drawing out the peanut shaped head, and then draw a much larger shape for the body of the sheep. Since we are drawing a sheep fully coated with wool, the animal will appear to be large.

Step 5.

Okay, sketch out the actual shape of the head like so, and then draw in the large ears. The ears look a lot like horns at this point, but in later steps they will turn out to look like ears.

Step 6.

As you can see the face of a sheep is a very simple looking concept to draw out. Sheep have eyes that are spaced pretty far apart. Tackle this drawing by starting each eye at the edges of the sheep's head or face like you see here. Once you have draw   

Step 7.

Now you will have fun sketching out a good portion of the sheep's wool covered body. You can do this by using a curl stroke that will make the initial outline of the body appear to be full. Sketch out the top of the head, neck, chest, back, and back    

Step 8.

Now it's time to draw in the belly, and then the hind legs or thighs. Once that is complete, you can sketch in a small puff like shape for the animals tail, and then sketch in some body detailing and texture definition.

Step 9.

Almost done guys! All you need to do here is draw in the rest of the sheep's legs and as you can see the hoof lining is already drawn in for the next step.

Step 10.

Now just finish off the feet, and start erasing the lines and shapes that you drew in the beginning tutorial step.

Step 11.

Look how awesome the sheep is now that you are all done. Just go ahead and color it in. Remember, sheep can be colored tan, brown, white, spotted, or all black. Thanks for joining me with this tutorial on how to draw a sheep.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: March 19, 2011
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