Drawing a Goat

I’m going to show you how I draw a goat. I’ll be drawing in Adobe Illustrator with a Wacom Tablet.

As always, the first step in drawing something that already exists is to do some research. Searching the internet for goat…

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Alright then. Goat. As usual, I start with the body first, and as usual, it ends up looking like a deformed bean.

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Not much of a goat, I know, but it’s a start. Next, a neck…

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Still not much goatiness happening here, but trust me. There will be goat. Now, some appendages so it can walk…

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It’s amazing that it can stand with one leg. Let’s add more.
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It kind of looks like the makings of a tauntaun from Star Wars.

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Mental note: if drawing a tauntaun, start with goat. However, we’re going for goat here, so another leg is needed.
Picture 8What a difference one leg makes. No more tauntaun. One more leg for a complete set:
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There. A full set of legs. They’re rather spindly, but goat legs are rather spindly, so I’m told. Moving on. We have achieved goat body. Now, comes the hard part: the head. Another deformed bean coming up…

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That looks vaguely headish. Now for some ears and horns.

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And on the other side.

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It’s looking pretty darn goat. It needs some facey things like eyes, mouth and nose.

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Aw. That’s a cute goat. Now to put it on the body and see if it looks properly goaty.

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It looks like goat. What color should we make the goat? Goats come in a lot of colors. I think for simplicity’s sake, I’ll leave him white. I don’t have too many white animals. Besides, white goats look very dashing:

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It needs some hooves and details…

Picture 16Goat! Now to put him on a background and add him to the store.

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Thanks for reading,

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