How to draw a realistic bison

This drawing is based on the bison photo.

Grid step

You can print out the base construction lines and start drawing on tracing paper or you can draw the grid layout yourself using the following steps… Show more

1) Draw a rectangle that will define the conditional proportions and boundaries of the chosen drawing.
2) From the middle of the rectangle, draw one vertical and one horizontal line equally dividing the shape.
3) Draw another horizontal line equally dividing the upper half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a horizontal line equally dividing the bottom half of the rectangle.
4) Draw a vertical line equally dividing the left half of the rectangle. Similarly, draw a vertical line equally dividing the right half of the rectangle.

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Step 1

Mark off the width and height of the bison. Draw an oval to mark the head and a circle for the body. Draw a line, which will act as the center of the head.

Step 2

Draw with light lines the shape of the whole body.

Step 3

Add guidelines for the legs and the proportions of the head.

Step 4

Sketch the rear legs of the bison, the upper part of the forelegs and its muzzle.

Step 5

Add the lower parts of the forelegs, the neck, horns and tail.

Step 6

Draw some additional lines to indicate the shape of the bison’s legs. Define the place for the eyes, nose and mouth.

Step 7

Work on the figure, making it more detailed.

Step 8

Contour, trying to vary the thickness and blackness of the line. Draw more details and the ground. Erase all guidelines.

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Lena London
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