# How do you draw a cow in real life? – How To Draw Cars 3

Well, we were inspired.

You can start by creating a drawing that appears to be something out of the ordinary, but then move them down a series of steps and they’ll all be in line with each other without the need for a lot of repetition.

First things first — figure out how many pixels represent this cow.

(I’ve also been learning about pixel art and what it can do for the artist.)

We were surprised how many different ways the pixel could be used for this illustration. This made it easy to start to think.

Here’s a cow that represents the different colors, sizes, or shapes in the illustration.

The red circle represents the number of pixels used to represent a shade of red.

Now that I had a cow to work with, I needed to figure out how many pixels would represent it.

I needed to know the distance between the cow’s mouth and the top of her head to figure out how many pixels it would take to draw.

It turns out, the two-pixel width is close to the limit of the resolution, and so it could look bad, so we had to experiment!

I used a pen and paper to draw out the cow.

In the end, I ended up with the final drawing that took 3.75 pixels, but it was still really easy and fun to draw.

That’s the process:

Go down the list of pixels, pick one at a time (usually a circle), and move it down the list until it’s the one in your mind.

Once you find it, look at the circle and see if it’s in line with the shape you drew, then adjust the position so your new one is in better line with the first one.

I usually draw one circle, then another, then another, and so on, until I’m happy with a finished image, then edit each image in Photoshop or GIMP.

That’s how I came up with these different cow illustrations. You’ll know they weren’t made by me!

But in my mind, these cow illustrations did look like them.

Now you have an idea of what to look for!

And that’s it: