How to Draw a Cartoon Goat

Easy, step by step Goat drawing tutorial
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The farm animals now known as goats were one of the first animals domesticated from wild species of Europe and Asia. They are raised for their fur, milk, meat, and as pets. Did you know? Young goats are called kids - just as young people are called kids!

Goats have played a role in art and culture for millennia. The Norse god Thor was said to have a chariot pulled by goats. The Greek god Pan had the body of a goat, and the animal appears on the Chinese zodiac. The goat's role in mythology is often depicted on ancient pottery and other artwork. In some parts of the Scandinavian region, a "Yule goat" is built out of straw during the Christmas season.

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Would you like to draw a cartoon goat? Doing so is easy with the help of this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. All you will need is a pencil and a piece of paper.

Goats come in many colors and patterns - black, white, brown, red, striped and spotted. Have some coloring tools ready to shade your finished drawing.

If you liked this tutorial, see also the following drawing guides: Cheetah, Snoopy, and Cartoon Squirrel.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Goat

Goat drawing - step 1
How to draw a cartoon goat Step: 1

Begin by drawing a circle to outline the goat's head.

Goat drawing - step 2
How to draw a cartoon goat Step: 2

Enclose an irregular shape on one side of the circle, using a curved line. This will form the goat's snout. Draw a tiny oval on the snout to indicate the nose.

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Draw a curved line, connecting the snout to the circle. This forms the goat's lower jaw.

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Extend a set of curved lines beneath the head, outlining the neck. Allow the lines to overlap in jagged points, giving the appearance of fur.

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How to draw a cartoon goat Step: 5

Erase the guide lines from the head.

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Extend the curved line to form the animal's back.

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Extend a curved line from the other side of the neck, outlining the goat's stomach. Allow the lines to overlap at times, forming the appearance of fur.

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Extend a set of curved lines from the bottom of the head, meeting at a point near the chest. Allow the lines to overlap in sharp points, giving a hairy appearance to the goat's beard.

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Extend a set of curved lines from the body, forming the leg. Note how the lines overlap to form the appearance of fur, as well as the contouring of the upper leg, knee, and ankle. Draw a curved line at the bottom of the leg. Extend two lines from the curve, meeting at a right angle to enclose the hoof. Draw a small, narrow triangle to indicate the cleft of the hoof.

Goat drawing - step 10
How to draw a cartoon goat Step: 10

Extend a series of curved lines from the back, outlining the rump and rear leg. Allow the lines to overlap at times, giving the appearance of fur. Draw a long, curved line to outline the front of the leg. Draw a curve at the bottom of the leg, and enclose the hoof using two additional curved lines. Draw a small triangle to indicate the cleft, or split, of the hoof.

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Erase guide lines from the goat's body.

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How to draw a cartoon goat Step: 12

Use a long, curved line to outline the far rear leg. Enclose the hoof, and draw a small triangle to indicate the cleft.

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How to draw a cartoon goat Step: 13

Draw the far front leg using two curved lines. Draw two additional short lines to enclose the hoof.

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How to draw a cartoon goat Step: 14

Draw a curved line extending from the head, allowing it to double back on itself and form the ear. Erase guide lines as necessary. Detail the ear with an additional curved line. Draw the far ear using two short, curved lines.

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Draw a curved, narrow triangular shape above the ear, forming the goat's horn. Detail the horn by drawing short, curved lines across it.

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Use a series of curved lines, meeting in jagged points, to enclose a tuft of hair on the goat's head. Erase guide lines as necessary.

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How to draw a cartoon goat Step: 17

Draw the other horn using two curved lines. Detail the horn by drawing short, curved lines across it.

Goat drawing - step 18
How to draw a cartoon goat Step: 18

Detail the belly with the appearance of fur, using short, curved lines. Enclose the tail in a similar fashion. Erase guide lines as necessary.

Goat drawing - step 19
How to draw a cartoon goat Step: 19

Draw a series of ovals to form the eye, one within the other. Shade around the smallest oval. Enclose a second tuft of beard beneath the goat's chin using short, curved lines. Shade the inside of the ear using several short lines, and draw lines of various lengths on the back, stomach, and legs to afford the texture of fur.

Goat drawing - step 20
How to draw a cartoon goat Step: 20

Color your goat.

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