How to Draw a Buffalo

This tutorial will teach you how to draw a Buffalo. This is a bull genus ruminant. The buffalo is large in head and has short legs. The buffalo is a dangerous predator and has a strong disposition. While buffaloes can be found in the wild in Asia and Africa, as well as in Australia, they are also raised in agriculture. These large, unhurried animals look slow and sloppy. However, they can run very fast, but their strength won’t be sufficient to cover long distances. Let’s now look at how to draw a Buffalo.


How to Draw a Buffalo

Step 1: Start Drawing the Silhouette Of The Buffalo

Draw three different-sized rounded shapes. The shapes to the right are linked, as you can see. The largest and longest figure of them all is the middle one. It would look like a Snowman if it was at the bottom.




Step 2: Drawing the Baselines

Draw a straight line connecting the top edges of each shape. Next, draw a few lines to help us draw the legs of our animal. This step requires that you use the simplest and most fluid strokes possible.




Step 3: Outline the facial features of the Buffalo

This buffalo silhouette is pretty, doesn’t it? This is why you can focus on individual details. Sketch out the outline of a small, round eye and a large, round nose. The eye is located at bottom of the buffalo’s head.




Step 4 – Draw a Chin of Buffalo

We will continue our guide on drawing a buffalo. You might have seen this buffalo’s powerful, large chin if you have ever been in a live setting. Just draw such a chin. It goes into a smooth curve, then into the lower part of the buffalo’s body.




Step 5 – Draw the Buffalo’s Horns

Any buffalo has horns as an unavoidable characteristic. Draw a short, curving horn that looks like a pair of commas. Draw the outline of the wavy fur at the top of this beautiful buffalo’s head. In fact, it looks almost like a winter hat. Pay attention to how far the hair and horn are from your eyes.




Step 6 – Draw the Outlines for the Front Legs

Smooth, flowing lines are best. The contours of your paws should be smooth, but with a noticeable slope towards the hooves. Particularly, the tops of your legs should be wide.




Step 7 – Draw your Front Hooves for the Buffalo

This is a small step. Make small, round hooves. Notice the prominent curves of your distal legs in the front of your hooves. The hoof looks like a small iron.




Step 8 – Draw the tail and body of the buffalo

We are now close to the end of this guide about how to draw a Buffalo. This large animal’s tail and lower torso should be drawn. Don’t draw a too-long tail. It is a short tail with a fluffy distal tassel.




Step 9 – Drawing the hind legs of the Buffalo

The outlines of this beautiful buffalo’s hind legs can be drawn. The pronounced curve and wide proximal areas are both obvious. The gap between the legs appears to be at an acute angle.




Step 10 – Draw the Buffalo’s hind hooves

We are now at the last step in the drawing guide for how to draw a Buffalo. To create the silhouette of the buffalo, draw the hooves on each leg. Due to the unique nature of foreshortening, the hind hooves are longer and thinner than those on the front.




Step 11 – Remove Extra Lines

Take the eraser and put aside your pencil. Take care to erase all of the lines drawn in the previous steps. You can make your buffalo drawing more expressive by using a pencil or a liner.




Step 12 – Color the Buffalo Drawing

This step will involve working with colors. We chose to use familiar and classic colors. For lighter shadows, prepare a darker shade than your base color. Make sure to include the white highlight in this buffalo’s eye. This will make your drawing appear more real.




Our buffalo is now ready. Now, you can admire the work. Let us know what obstacles you faced during this process. Did you use all the shades of brown correctly? Are you happy with your buffalo painting? We hope that you enjoyed the tutorial and gained some valuable skills. Your feedback is welcome. Let us know what other large animals would you like to draw in our next lesson. We are happy to teach you exciting lessons about drawing large domestic and wild animals. Follow us on social media and leave feedback and comments.

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