How to Draw a Stick Horse

Have you ever wondered how to draw a stick horse? You can draw stick horses with your stick people. Follow these steps to learn how to draw a stick horse.

Steps

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    Set up the drawing space. You will need a smooth, hard surface, pencil (with eraser), and a sheet of paper.
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    Draw a rectangle in the center of the paper (you'll need room for the neck and legs). This is the horse's torso.
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    Draw a line (a bit longer than half the rectangle lengthwise) coming out of either top corner, at any angle (depending on what your horse is doing. This is the neck.
    • If your horse is grazing, have it curved down (don't forget to leave space for the head!). If your horse is running flat-out, you'll want the neck almost horizontal, but slanted a bit upwards. If your horse is standing, you'll want the neck at about a 45° degree angle.
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    Draw a long and fairly skinny rectangle coming off the neck. This is your horse's head.
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    Add the eye, nostril, ears, and mane.
    • Optional: Add eyelashes.
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    Draw the legs. The faster the horse is running, the more far out their legs will need to be angled. If the horse is standing, they should be vertical.
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    Draw the tail. Start with the main line, then add approximately 4-6 lines branching off it as shown.
    • Enjoy your stick horse, and feel free to color it, or add a background.
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Things You'll Need

  • Hard smooth surface
  • Pencil with eraser
  • Piece of paper

Article Info

Categories: Drawing Animals