How to Draw a Lamb

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A lamb is a sheep that is less than one year old. Sheep have been a familiar domestic animal for thousands of years, farmed for meat, milk, and wool. There are also many species of wild sheep.

Did you know? Female sheep are called ewes (pronounced "you's") and males are called rams. In the early twenty-first century, it was estimated that there were about a billion sheep in the world. That's one sheep to every eight people!

Sheep have long been used symbolically, and in fairy tales such as "Little Bo Peep." Ancient art often depicts ram's heads, and the ram is included in both the classical Greek and Chinese zodiacs. Because the Christ is compared to a lamb in the Bible, sheep are commonly used in Easter decorations.

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Would you like to draw an adorable lamb? This simple, step-by-step baby animal drawing guide is here to help. You will need a pencil, an eraser, and a sheet of paper. You may also wish to color or shade your finished drawing.

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Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Lamb

How to Draw Lamb: Step 1

1. Begin by sketching the lamb's face. Draw a small inverted triangle with rounded corners to form the nose. Fashion the upper lip using a rounded "W" shaped line. Use curved lines to draw the lower jaw and sides of the face.

How to Draw Lamb: Step 2

2. Use a series of short, connected, curved lines to outline the lamb's face. The "U" shaped lines give the fur a fluffy, wooly appearance. Notice that the face is enclosed with this wooly line, and the top of the head is enclosed above it.

How to Draw Lamb: Step 3

3. Use a series of connected, "U" shaped lines to outline the shape of the body. Notice the overlap that forms the rear hip.

How to Draw Lamb: Step 4

4. Draw the lamb's ears, erasing guidelines as necessary. For each ear, enclose a curved, rounded triangle within another rounded triangle. Enclose the bottom of the nearest ear using a series of connected, curved lines.

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How to Draw Lamb: Step 5

5. Use a series of connected, curved lines to enclose the rounded shape of the lamb's tail.

How to Draw Lamb: Step 6

6. Draw the lamb's rear legs. Enclose the rounded shape of the far hip using a series of connected, curved lines. Then, use a pair of curved lines to form each leg. Connect these lines at the bottom using a curved line. Then, use another curved line to enclose the triangular shape of the hoof. Split the hoof using a short, curved line.

How to Draw Lamb: Step 7

7. Draw the lamb's shoulder, erasing guide lines as necessary. Create the "U" shaped shoulder using a series of connected, curved lines. Extend a pair of curved lines to form the leg. Enclose it at the bottom using the rounded shape of the hoof. Split the hoof using a short line.

How to Draw Lamb: Step 8

8. Enclose the remaining shoulder using short, connected, curved lines. Extend a pair of curved lines to form the leg, and enclose the leg by drawing the hoof at the bottom. Then, use short, curved lines to add a wooly texture to the body.

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How to Draw Lamb: Step 9

9. Draw additional wool on the lamb's head using short, curved lines, erasing guidelines as necessary. For each eye, enclose three circles, one within the other. Draw a small oval within the inner circle. Shade between the two, indicating the pupil. Draw eyelashes at the corner of the eye, using short, curved lines. Enclose a curved shape above each eye to indicate the eyebrows.

How to Draw Lamb: Step 10

Color your sheep. Lambs are typically depicted as white, but they may also be black, brown, grey, or spotted.

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