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Maple Belle by KittehKatBar Maple Belle by KittehKatBar
Been awhile since I've drawn Maple. It was fun to draw her again. Cows aren't super different anatomically from horses. Though the biggest different is probably the neck. Cows have horizontal necks and can't lift their heads very high. While horses have a vertical neck and a wider range of mobility.

I love how this turned out, baby cows are the cutest.
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gato303co Apr 1, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
Cute cow :)
This is a very beautiful piece. She looks playful and sweet
Jrakob Oct 1, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
we have a yearling that will come to us if we have a bottle of milk.
Sc3chCintr0n Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Cute cute cow!
Heh, interesting. Also wouldn't the rump of a bovine be more different then a equine? It has been awhile since I took agriculture classes (4 years), but I remember some unique differences back there. Though in art, probably wont matter.

Cattle, regardless of age, are so easy to spoil just like horses. Quite fun to be honestly, makes feeding much more easy if they are "trained" to know what time and where. Though they normally learn this on their own. Young ones tend to take awhile and normally just follow the group.
KittehKatBar Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well the muscle placement is very similar, in which drawing a cow wasn't a huge jump compared to a horse. The main difference in cattle is the straight boxy shape in the body. For the butt it's very flat in the back and the tail sits very high. Dairy breeds also have very pronounced hips.

I have two cows that I milk so I spend a lot of time looking at their back ends ha ha. Cows definitely love their routine, they get grumpy when I'm running late!
Likely what I was thinking is the more boxy shape of the hips of general bovine compared to equine. In the Agriculture classes I took for 3 years, body shapes between the breeds of cattle were one vital asset. Dairy cattle subjects were very through taught. Equine was about the same.

Indeed they do get grumpy and raise ruckus when their ranch master is not on time. Most people around where I live, once upon a time had a dairy farm, but the cost got to expensive so they had to call it quits.
WolvesPoniesOhMy Sep 27, 2013  Student Digital Artist
This. is. amazing.
I absolutely LOOOVE LOVE cows!!
They are my favorite animal. ;u;
So this is amazing.
I freaking love it. ;u;
KittehKatBar Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Haha, thank you! I have a few cows of my own and I absolutely adore them :heart: like big oversized dogs!
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