How to Draw a Cartoon Horse

Two Parts:Rough OutlineDetails

You can draw a cartoon horse with these great cartoon drawing tips.

Part 1
Rough Outline

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    Start out your drawing by marking out a half moon shaped body. Draw lightly at first so you can erase later.
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    Steadily draw the neck and head. Also draw this lightly.
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    Next comes the four long legs. Horses don't stand completely straight so the legs should angle out or in slightly (depending on preference).

Part 2
Details

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    To make your sketch look a little more horse like, first add the ears and then his long head and face. This can be drawn darker as it is the actual horse shape.
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    Mark out the details of his face and then his long neck. Draw these darker as they are the actual horse details.
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    Give him a lustrous, silky mane. You can color this in if you want to.
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    If done, draw strong thoroughbred legs, and block-like hooves at the bottom. The horse's hooves aren't completely lined up with the horses legs, they are slightly forward.
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    Put a saddle on him. But make sure that it's of right size. If you choose to make it more detailed, you can add a bridle too.
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    Give him a long flowing tail. You can color this in if you want to.
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    Draw in his surroundings. Maybe he's in the desert looking for his cowboy or maybe on a farm racing with his mate. You can color this in if you please. Before or after this step, you may also erase the guidelines you started out with.

Tips

  • It is best to use a pencil most of the time so you can erase your mistakes.
  • Always check your pencil outline before you carry on drawing.
  • Draw your lines faintly.

Warnings

  • You may get discouraged or frustrated. If this happens, take a break and go at it again.

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil or pen (pencil is advised)
  • Eraser
  • Colored pencils, watercolors, markers, or crayons

Sources and Citations

  • Video Jug Original source of information. Shared with permission.

Article Info

Categories: Drawing Animals