How to Draw a Gaur

In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Gaur in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.

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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 Gaur.

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How to Draw a Gaur - Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Draw a curve that goes down, then away, down, and back up to itself, leaving a small space for the neck. Near the top, draw another curve that closes off the top of the first shape. Draw a pair of curves that meet at a point on each side of the top of the head.

Step 2: Draw a curve under each horn. Make a seed shape with a curve next to it under the top of the head. Draw a square in the bottom of the head, with two small circles in it, and a line coming from the bottom corner to the end of the face.

Step 3: Draw a long thin curve that goes behind one horn, with a line stretching behind it. Draw a curve under the head that stretches back up to it, and another curve going down under it. Draw two more curved lines in the middle of the body.

Step 4: Draw two lines going down from the neck, ending in a triangle. Repeat. Draw a line going behind the legs.

Step 5: Draw a long curve from the top of the rear down under the belly, ending in a triangle, and another line going straight up from the triangle. Draw two straight lines ending in a triangle behind the first hind leg.

Step 6: Connect the first hind leg to the back with a curve. Draw a curve that goes down from the back, behind the legs, and back up. Done!

Interesting Facts about Gaur

Gaurs are a member of the cattle family. They live over in Southeast Asia and roam the forests of India. Gaurs are tall at 5 to 7 feet. Their body is 8 to 11 feet and they can weigh of 2200 pounds! They are dark brown with tan legs and two long curved horns. In India the Gaur is used as a work animal.

Did you know?

  • Gaurs are grazers and eat over 32 types of plants that can be found in India and the rest of Southeast Asia.
  • Their name means “Wild Ox” and is pronounced as “GOW-r.”
  • A female gives birth to only 1 or 2 calves at a time.
  • Normally a herd of Gaurs has a bunch of females and only 1 male. But as mating season gets closer, more males may come and join the herd until it is done. A normal herd size is around 11 to 40.
  • Licking a form of communication for Gaurs. Mothers lick their calves and mated pairs will lick each other during mating season. It is a sign of affection.

Theme: Let you class be a herd for a day. Study the different species of cattle and how they provide a use in society.