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How to Draw a Buffalo

I love drawing cute animals.

These types of drawings are super cute to add to any notebook or planner and they also make great drawing projects for kids.

And I’ve been obsessed with drawing kawaii animals lately.

I’ve already done multiple kawaii tutorials here. So, check it out if you haven’t already.

In this post, I’m going to show you how to draw a buffalo step by step so that by the end of the tutorial, you’ll get a cute buffalo drawing like this:

9 - add more details

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I am currently using an iPad Pro and an Apple Pencil to create my digital art.

But you can use any tool – a pen and paper or color pencils or Copic markers or Photoshop because the drawing method remains the same.

How to draw a buffalo – Step by step for beginners

I always start with very easy shapes so that anybody of any age can draw this.

Let’s start by drawing the head of the buffalo – we’ll draw a large curve like this:

1 - draw the buffalo's face

Next, we are going to draw the buffalo’s hair on top – its like a fringe – so draw this shape on top of the head:

2 - draw the top of the buffalo's head

Next, draw the buffalo’s horns on either side of its head – also draw the nostrils. This gives the buffalo its signature look – those little nostrils.

3 - draw the nostrils and horns

Now, add the ears on either side – right underneath the horns.

4 - draw the ears

Add 2 legs below the buffalo like this:

5 - draw the legs

Now, draw the buffalo’s hind legs – and connect them.

6 - draw the back legs

Next, I’ll draw the buffalo’s tail behind the buffalo.

7 - draw the tail

Ain’t he cute?

We’re done.

Let’s add some color.

You can color the buffalo any color you want – I’m going with mid-sandy brown.

8 - color the buffalo

Next, add some details – I’m going to draw the buffalo’s hide like this:

9 - add more details

We’re done!

We’ve just finished drawing our cute buffalo.

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You’ve learned how to draw a cute buffalo from scratch.

You can go ahead and add this drawing to your planner or even make this a sticker!

Drawing Resources

I hope this tutorial was helpful to you and you enjoyed drawing this cute buffalo.

If you want to see more tutorials on drawing kawaii animals and kawaii things, please leave a comment below on what you’d like to see next!

I will be adding more kawaii drawing tutorials (animals, food, and lots of things) to this blog, so keep a lookout!

If you are interested in drawing in a kawaii style and then selling clipart or merchandise on Etsy, check out this course!

Learn how to create kawaii characters.

My old bud Ilaria (we’ve been friends on Instagram back when I had Instagram) created this course! I’ve watched her grow from 0 followers, and I’m so, so proud of her!

And believe it or not, there is not 1 single good online course about learning how to draw kawaii art and then making physical stickers on the internet. I’ve been looking for a course like this for a long, long time.

And it’s finally here!!!

You can create your own stickers and print them and sell them on Etsy or any space! She goes into detail about how to draw the characters.

This is by far one of the best courses I’ve taken that is so cute and so educational.

The course is in English, and it’s amazing!

What do you need?

A sketchbook, Photoshop, and a graphic tablet so that you can draw the kawaii characters. If you want to make stickers, you’ll need a printer and sticker sheets.

Even if you don’t want to make stickers and just draw kawaii characters, this course is perfect!

Check it out here!

And if you are really keen on improving your drawings or you want to create cute kawaii animals and kawaii people, check out this second course by Sara.

Sara teaches you how to draw anything in a nice kawaii style. I really love these kinds of courses because they’re so easy to learn and it’s very easy to get clients because this is a really relatable drawing style.

It is in Italian but it comes with subtitles and it’s really easy to follow.

Check it out here!

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If you are just getting started with ProCreate, I highly recommend this course: Procreate for Beginners: Digital Illustration 101

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