How to Draw a Simple Horse

It's time to bring out your artistic side! Learn how to draw a simple horse step by step, great for beginners to follow along. All you need is just pencil and paper to get started.

Steps

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    Draw a slanted oval.
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    Draw two lines for the neck.
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    Draw another oval for the body.
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    Draw rectangles for the legs and hooves.
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    Draw triangles for the hooves. Draw eyes.
    • The eyes can be however you want
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    Draw triangles for the ears.
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    Draw a small circle for the eye
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    Draw the tail and outline.
    • Be creative with the tail.
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    Erase the guidelines, and you're done!
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    Draw hair.
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    Draw spots(optional) or other horse markings.

Tips

  • Try shading. This will add some dimension to your drawing, making it more realistic rather than flat.
  • Be creative on the eyes!
  • Use a pen to trace your pencil lines. This will make a crisp outline of the drawing, and make it stand out.
  • To be creative and add some type of pattern or some spots.
  • When you still have all your guideline drawings, use a pen to trace the stuff you want to keep. Then, just erase the rest, (the pen marks will remain).
  • Try drawing manes in other styles if you feel like drawing different horses.
  • Add a saddle or bridle for detail! Put it in a pasture or a stable, anywhere!
  • Try practicing different poses.
  • Color it with markers, crayons, color pencils, or paint.
  • If you want, add a horn or wings to make it a unicorn or pegasus!
  • Sketch lightly when you draw this horse so you can erase easier.
  • Practice beforehand on a separate piece of paper from the piece you want your final drawing to be on.

Warnings

  • Be careful. You can end up cutting yourself while you are drawing---be careful for getting any paper cuts too!

Things You'll Need

  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Pen (optional)
  • Rubber
  • Markers, crayons, or color pencils(optional)

Article Info

Categories: Drawing Animals