In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Mouflon in 9 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
The images above represent how your finished drawing is going to look and the steps involved.
Below are the individual steps - you can click on each one for a High Resolution printable PDF version.
At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Mouflon.
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How to Draw a Mouflon - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Let us start by drawing the outline of the Mouflon's head. Draw curved lines to show the conical shape of the sheep's head as shown in the image. Next, draw the big, curled horns of the Mouflon using C- shaped curved lines.
Step 2: Draw a tiny oval for the eye and then draw a small slanting line to add detail to the nose of the Mouflon.
Step 3: Starting from the head, draw a curved line for the back of the Mouflon.
Step 4: Draw a gently curved line for the chest of the Mouflon. Then, draw the left, front leg using gently curved lines and slanting lines and end it in a slanting hoof.
Step 5: Draw the other front leg of the Mouflon behind the previous one using the same method. Draw the slanting hoof to complete the leg.
Step 6: Starting from the second front leg, draw a curved line for the Mouflon's belly. Then, draw the outline of the left, hind leg using curved and slanting lines. Draw the hoof using small, slanting lines.
Step 7: Using curved lines and slanting lines, draw the outline of the other hind leg just like the previous one.
Step 8: For the Mouflon's tail, draw a curved line at the back of its body.
Step 9: Draw small curved lines across the horns of the Mouflon. Draw small curved lines on the back and legs to add details to your drawing. After you finish drawing the Mouflon, you can color it.
Interesting Facts about the Mouflon (Ovis musimon):
The Mouflon is a species of wild sheep that lives throughout central Asia and in a few Mediterranean countries. They range in color from a deep brown or chestnut to a reddish grey or beige, and all have a distinctive white underbelly. The Mouflon is usually 110 to 145 centimeters long and can weigh up to 90 kilograms. The males have long, curved horns and are typically larger than the females, which can sometimes have small horns.
Did you know?
- The Mouflon is one of the ancestors for all modern breeds of domesticated sheep.
- The long, sickle-shaped horns of the male Mouflon are considered a trophy by many hunters, which is one reason they are hunted illegally.
- Mouflon like to hide out and rest during the daytime, using mornings and evenings are a time to eat.
- Females usually give birth to only one lamb, although sometimes twins are born.
- There are as many as eight different sub-species of Mouflon.
Over the past twenty-four years, the number of Mouflon has decreased by at least 30%. The biggest threats to the Mouflon are habitat destruction, poaching, and interbreeding with domesticated breeds of goats or sheep. It was classified as a vulnerable species by the IUCN in 1996.