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How to Draw a Cow with MS Paint

Updated on January 20, 2013

What is MS Paint?

MS paint is a graphic design application that is included in all versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. MS paint was one of the first programs used for computer painting in the early versions of Microsoft Windows. MS paint tools, such as the pencil, curve, ellipse, fill color and brush tools, may allow you to design very interesting paintings.

Although in the present, there are many programs that allow you to design very advanced graphic design projects, the working tools included in MS paint may be used to design very colorful and attractive drawings. Throughout this hub, I´m going to show you how to draw a cow with MS paint.


How to Draw the Outlines of a Cow with MS Paint?

Before you start drawing, click on view > grid. In this drawing, I used circles as guidelines. The circles will help you draw the outlines for the cow´s upper part, stomach and legs. Use the upper two circles to draw a horizontal line. This line will be the outline for the cow´s back. Use the curve tool to draw a vertical line from the right upper circle down, slightly passing the circle below. Draw another straight vertical line down, slightly passing the edge of the most bottom circle. Click and drag at the middle of the line to make a curve.


Circles as guidelines
Circles as guidelines | Source

With the curve tool still selected, draw a line from about two square grids to the left of the back leg of the cow to the point where the two circles; a small one, which is the breast of the cow and the big one, which is just a guideline, meet. From the top part of the small circle, draw a line to the top middle part of the left bottom circle. Click and drag this line to form the stomach of the cow.

Draw a line down the left edge of the left bottom circle to outline the front leg of the cow. At about two square grids, draw a straight line up to about the center of the cow´s body. Click and drag on that line to make a curve at the top. The drawing of the cow should look like in the picture below.

Draw Outlines Over the Circles
Draw Outlines Over the Circles | Source

How to Draw the Features on a Cow´s body?

With the curve tool, draw a line across the two big circles in the cow´s body to make a big black spot. Draw another line from the top part of the big circle at right to a point about half the cow´s back, between the top circles in the cow´s body. With the fill color selected, choose a black color and click on the big spot.

Big Black Spot
Big Black Spot | Source

Select the erase tool and erase the guidelines in the cow´s body. Continue using the curve tool and the fill color tool to draw another black spot in the cow´s rear. With the curve tool draw a line across from the cow´s back leg to about the center of the stomach; click and drag on that line to make a curve. Select the pencil tool and draw the teats on the cow´s breast. Select the fill color and a light pink color and then click on the cow´s udder.

Using the Tools
Using the Tools | Source

Using the curve tool and pencil tool draw the head and its features. Either, you can draw the head right on the cow´s body or you can draw it on one side and then select and paste it on the cow´s body.

Giving the Final Touches
Giving the Final Touches | Source

How to Use MS Tools to Draw the Final Details to a Cow?

From this part on, you can deselect the view > grid option. Use MS paint tools, such as the fill color, pencil, curve, ellipse and brush tools to give the final touches to your cow. After you have detailed your cow, it should look like the one in the picture below.

The Cow
The Cow | Source

Summary

To draw a cow with MS paint, start by drawing the guidelines. In this project, I used circles as guidelines. Over the guidelines, draw the outlines for the cow´s body, such as the back, the legs and stomach. Use the curve, pencil, ellipse, fill color and brush tools to draw the head, black spots, breast, tail and other features, such as the ears, the mouth, the eyes and the cow´s hoofs.

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  • jainismus profile image

    Mahaveer Sanglikar 4 years ago from Pune, India

    Nice idea........

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    Jose Juan Gutierrez 4 years ago from Mexico City

    Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read this hub.

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    Andrew 3 years ago from Rep Boston MA

    Good Hub! Now I can finally draw a cow!

    Thanks for showing me how!

    ~thranax~

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    Jose Juan Gutierrez 3 years ago from Mexico City

    Thanks for reading!

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