How to Draw a Sheep in a baa-utiful way.

Hello Artists, we go back to drawing animals. Today, it’s a wooly sheep!

Stories have been written about them, we count them before we go to sleep. It’s true, we adore them.

They look completely adorable, white and fluffy. In real life, they’re a bit stinky.

Still cute, as they run and climb- although this leaves their wool not-so-white…BUUAAAT we still love them.

Remember most everything we want to draw can start as simple shapes, so we will start there and add details at the end.

How to draw a sheep step by step

Supplies for drawing sheep

Supplies you’ll need:

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Eraser
  • Colored pencils/crayons
  • Watercolors/markers

Artist tip: As with any drawing it’s important to recognize how much space you are working with.

To do this, point to the middle of your paper with your finger or pencil.

This will tell your eyes how much space you have to draw in.

It does not have to be exact! 

  Supplies for drawing a sheep

How to draw a sheep body

Let’s get started:

1. Draw an egg shape in the middle of the paper, an oval shape that is smaller on one end. This is the head.

Step by step instructions fro drawing sheep

2. Next draw a circle under the oval, this will be the chest.

The head will overlap the chest shape, just a bit.

Draw a sheep body

3. Add a half circle off the side of the chest circle and this will be the hind quarters of the sheep.

Can you see it yet? No?

Let’s keep going…

How to draw backside of a sheep

4. Now, on each side of the head draw an oval aiming down and a *little* pointy. EARS! Awh!

How to draw a sheep head

Drawing a cute sheep face

1. Sheep have big oval eyes that start down on the inside and go up towards the end.

Add those in line with the bottom line of the ears.

How to draw sheep eyes

2. Now for the nose, here’s a little trick:

Draw a V shape from the inside of the eyes.

(We will erase this, so draw lightly)

How to draw a sheep face

3. At the end of the V shape where the lines meet is where the nose will go.

The nose is also a V shape, just a little wider. Add a short vertical line from the center of the nose.

Cute sheep nose drawing

4. Sheep do not have large defined lips, so a simple horizontal line will do the trick!

How to draw a sheep easy

1. Now is the time to connect the head to the chest shape.

Add a diagonal line out from the mid-cheek area of the head connecting to the chest circle, on both sides.

2. Also draw a connecting line off the neck line smoothing over the hind half-circle.

Easter sheep drawing

3. Starting with the first front leg, draw a straight line for the outside of the leg and a curved line for the inside of the leg.

How to draw sheep legs

4. For the inside of the second leg, continue that curved line up, over and down.

Draw a lamb

5. Add the straight outside line. The back legs will repeat the same shape as the front without the large curve. 

6. The second back leg is VERY close to one of the front legs. Try to leave a little space and make it darker when coloring/shading.

Artist tip: The back legs should be just a little shorter to add perspective to our drawing.

How to draw hooves and sheep legs

7. Hooves! Sheep hooves are cloven, or split into two toes. We can draw this as, are you ready?

An unequal quadrilateral…eek! WAIT!

Who brought MATH words in here. 😉

Ok, as a square that is wider on top than on the bottom.

Also, draw a short line in the middle to “split” the hooves.

how to sketch a sheep

8. With all that math talk I nearly forgot to add the SECOND best part! The tail!

Sheep have adorable little tails.

Draw a little bump tail off the hind area (we only see a little of it from this view).

draw a sheep tail

How to draw wool on a sheep

Ok. To make my sheep look WOOLY, I drew zig zag lines over all of the lines.

How to draw wool

How to color a sheep

THE BEST PART: COLOR or don’t!

Sheep can be white and their shadow areas are brown.

You can add some brown along the outside for definition and under the belly/legs for shadows. 

How to color a sheep

There you go! You’ve done it!  A SHEEP! Use this guy for all your spring fun.

Let’s see what else we can draw together…next time.

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