How to draw a sheep. Learn to draw a sheep step by step images along with easy to follow instruction. Sheep are most likely descended from the wild mouflon of Europe and Asia. One of the earliest animals to be domesticated for agricultural purposes. In this tutorial, we will draw sheep’s head and its body. All animals and creatures are different in shapes and forms. The best way to approach the drawing is identify simple shapes within the body. It will help to define the main parts of each animal by breaking it down. Sheep are raised for fleece, meat (lamb, hogget or mutton) and milk. A sheep’s wool is the most widely used animal fiber, and is usually harvested by shearing. Ovine meat is called lamb when from younger animals and mutton when from older ones. Sheep continue to be important for wool and meat today.
Sheep are prey animals with a strong gregarious instinct, and a majority of sheep behaviors can be understood in these terms. The dominance hierarchy of Ovis aries and its natural inclination to follow a leader to new pastures were the pivotal factors in it being one of the first domesticated livestock species. All sheep have a tendency to congregate close to other members of a flock, although this behavior varies with breed.
Below are step by step how to draw a sheep. Step one, I sketched a shape for its head and ears roughly. Step two, I drew eye, mouth, and rough body. Step three, I added fur detail to its body. Step four, I roughly sketch front legs, hind legs and tail. Step five, I added fur to the rest of the body. Step six, I finished the drawing.