Where I live in south Wales, the arrival of spring means lots of lambs leaping about in the fields. If you want to learn to draw a sheep and her lamb, read on for the full step-by-step tutorial.
Last week my boyfriend and I drove to his parents’ house to stay with them for a few days. That involved driving from one end of south Wales to the other (pretty much). In case you don’t know Wales very well, this means we saw a lot of beautiful countryside.
We saw so many sheep on our travels, both on the journey over and as we were driving around the countryside during our stay. And at this time of year, a lot of sheep means a lot of lambs. One minute they’re standing still and the next they’re jumping around like little crazy things. They ALWAYS make me smile.
After seeing all those little lambs, I had the urge to draw a mama sheep and her little lamb. I enjoyed doing it so much that I thought it would make a great tutorial for the blog — and hopefully something a little different!
I hope you enjoy this project as much as I did, even if you don’t come from a part of the world where spring means lots of lambs!
How To Draw A Sheep And Lamb Step-by-Step
Start by drawing a rounded oval shape for the sheep’s body.
The shape of the sheep’s head is basically a triangle with rounded corners. Draw this inside the rounded oval, slightly above centre. Draw her ears by the top two corners of the triangle.
Now we’ll move onto the lamb. Repeat step two to draw the lamb’s head, next to the sheep and roughly half the height. Make sure it’s smaller than the sheep’s head — roughly half the size will be about right.
The next step is to draw the body of the lamb. This is just a rectangle, roughly twice the length of the lamb’s head, that tapers slightly towards the head end of the lamb. Overlap this rectangle slightly with the bottom of the lamb’s head.
Add a line either side of the lamb’s head that connects to the body below.
Now we’ll give them both some legs. The sheep’s legs and the lamb’s front leg are made from two almost parallel lines. The back leg of the lamb is made of two rectangles at an angle. Don’t worry about drawing feet as the sheep and lamb will be standing in long grass!
Now we need to add some features to their faces. Start by drawing an elongated circle at the end of the muzzle. Inside that, draw a couple of lines at an angle to make the nostrils and another line for the mouth. Join them together with a vertical line.
Draw two curved lines per face, one from each ear and joining up with the circle at the end of the nose. Draw an eye halfway down each of the curved lines.
At this point, I added in the grass as it helps when it comes to going over the outline in pen (if that’s what you choose to do). Since I decided to colour my drawing, I just went straight in with different shades of green pencil.
Round off the outlines and go over with pen if that’s what you want to do. (I also drew in the lamb’s tail at this point, as I’d forgotten to add it before!) Colour your sheep and lamb however you like (I used watercolour pencils).
Then you’re all done!
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