2024-01-30. AM 05:28
[Challenge] 2024. February : Let's draw Cow

Humans have been portraying cows
in paintings for a long time.

In the Neolithic Age, people drew
images of bison to pray for success
in hunting.
They also expressed various wishes
by drawing images of cows,
which were considered gods.

Artists depicted the daily lives of
cows as important beings that help
with farming and transportation, and
also portrayed cows working quietly
as a reflection of their own feelings
or situations.

The first challenge topic for
February is 'Cow', an animal that
has coexisted with humans for a long

a bull / @JXB
buffalo / @Aspin

Cows appear in many myths.

In ancient Egypt, the beautiful cow
was called Apis, the incarnation of
the god of creation.
When it died, it was mummified and
given a funeral.

In ancient Mesopotamia,
the bull was considered a symbol of
the highest god.
The bull often appears as an animal
symbolizing the god in Minoan and
Greek mythology.

However, not all cows were considered
Special cows with beautiful fur,
horns, or unique colors became
objects of worship.

Colorful Cow / @Lizeth_06
cow / @Auzzie_kinz

There are many different types of

Because human have been raised cows
for a long time, each region has cows
with different features.

Cows have a variety of fur colors,
such as tan or black, and there are
also cows with spotted patterns.

There are species with and without
horns, and there are also cows with
acromions like camels.

We believe it would be fun to draw
a lot of cows in the places where you

dream cow / @miyune
The Cow Flew Over The Moons/ @MissyJ

Cows have been an inspiration to many

French painter Rosa Bonheur is famous
for her animal paintings, especially
those featuring cows.

Picasso introduced a new art form
by creating the shape of a cow using
a bicycle seat and handlebars.

Korean painter Lee Jung-seob
expressed Korean beauty by conveying
his emotions and reality through the
depiction of cows.

What kind of cow do you think of
right now?

Take on the challenge by capturing
images of cows in your thoughts,
from actual cows to myths and various

This will be proceeded for 15 days.
from February. 1, Thu (GMT)
to February. 15, Thu (GMT).

The challenge is running based
on GMT.

Therefore, the start and end times
differ depending on time zone
of each country, so please refer to
GMT time when uploading your work.

We look forward to your
participation and amazing works!

Thank you.

Fun, Express, Share!

PENUP - Share your draCows!
-The PENUP Team