Learning how to properly draw a horse isn't easy. But following the step-by-step method makes it possible to draw a horse right even for small children.
In this lesson, we will learn how to draw horse's body and face.
So, let's start to draw a horse.
First, draw two circles in the center of your sheet of paper, they will define the torso of our horse. It will also help with correct placement of the horse's legs and neck. Next, add a circle for horse's head as shown here.
Make sure the torso is not too big so as to accommodate any further details. If you want to draw a pony, you need to draw the ovals slightly wider.
The circles should be applied horizontally to the front legs and the chest of the horse.
The basic shapes of the horse.
In the next step, draw the basic shapes of the neck, legs, and head. Estimate the basic proportions.
Draw the horse's neck and add a small circle for the horse's muzzle.
Now draw two straight lines for the front legs and two slanted lines for the hind legs, with balls on the joints as shown in the figure. Draw short angled lines and triangles for the horse's ankles and hooves.
Draw a general outline of the horse.
The initial circles will be useful to you in drawing the general shape of the horse.
Add a few details to finish drawing your horse.
Erase extra pencil sketches. Now you can add a few details to finish drawing your horse or pony.
First, focus on the snout of the horse. Start with the eyes. Draw a mouth in a straight line that is slightly upturned in the end. The nostrils of the horse are simply two small circles. Draw the hooves in shape of a parallelogram.
Draw a long or parterre mane and tail, as in a thoroughbred horse.
Finish drawing the horse.
Now you can add shades to the body of the horse.
In this tutorial, we used the simple steps of drawing horses. If you want to draw a more realistic horse, you might like to draw it off of a photo. You can try to color in the horse with crayons or paints.