As you know, we love to draw exotic animals. That is why we created this guide on how to draw a yak. This is a pretty simple tutorial. If you follow the sequence of steps, you will get excellent results.
Since a yak is a bull, using this drawing lesson on how to draw a yak you can depict any other bull. The main thing is simply to add or remove the necessary distinctive details.
So, we begin this guide on how to draw a yak. We will start it by determining where our animal will be located on the sheet. We are only drawing the yak, so we will place it in the very center of the sheet. Let’s draw three ovals of different diameters. Then connect them using soft, curved lines, pressing lightly on the pencil.
In this step, we will work on creating the basic outlines of the head and front of the torso. So, sketch out the long, elongated front of the face, and then draw a horizontal line in the center of the head oval, which indicates the location of the eyes. Using soft lines, draw two triangles that are located laterally. Connect the head and torso with short, flowing lines.
We hope you are not very tired because we continue the guide about how to draw a yak. In this step, we will draw the outlines of the front and hind legs of our cloven-hoofed animal. The yak has large and powerful legs. However, there are noticeable smooth curves. Also in this step, we will connect the front and back ovals of the torso using a smooth horizontal line.
So we have a rough silhouette of a yak ready and now we will add smaller details. In order to draw the eyes, we will use the auxiliary horizontal line from the second step. As you can see, the eyes look like two small round shapes. At the end of this tutorial, let’s depict the nostrils that look like two commas.
Let’s draw the outlines of the mane that look like a tousled hairstyle. Using short lines, outline the boundaries of the mane. Also in this step, we will draw the horns, which are a very formidable and powerful weapon of the yak.
The yak differs from other cloven-hoofed animals in that it has a lot of thick warm wool that covers its body. Therefore, in this step, we outline the contours of the fur, which is localized over the front of the torso and forelegs.
In the last step, we did a great job and now we will just draw the outlines of the fur that covers the body and space between the front and hind legs of the yak.
In this step, we will draw the fur that covers the tail and blends into it. That is why we do not see the contours of the tail as in the drawing lessons of other animals. To create this effect, use short vertical strokes that lie in the same plane.
We are very close to completing this tutorial and we hope you are not very bored. First, let’s remove the construction lines with which we drew the previous steps. Then we will draw the final silhouette of the yak with stronger pressure on the pencil.
At the end of this guide about drawing a yak, we will add some shadows to the face, neck, and torso. Shadows appear as sweeping, single-layer hatches. To make it easier for you, you can first draw the borders of the shadows and then paint over them.
This lesson was quite complicated, but it taught you to draw a yak. By tradition, a couple of useful tips. In order to depict more “fur” outlines of any animal’s corpus, use short lines. Another important piece of advice – the first actions of this guide should be done with very light lines so that in later steps it would be easier to delete these lines.
To make your yak drawing even more interesting and voluminous, try adding additional layers of hatching. Also try to draw the background, at least with very general lines. This will give your yak drawing a more realistic look.