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How to draw a horse

Draw a Horse

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For example purposes I used a piece of paper I just had laying around (my drawing paper is special)

For example purposes I used a piece of paper I just had laying around (my drawing paper is special)

I like to start with the head

I like to start with the head

Fix as you go along to a horse (look up a picture of a horse on google images and look at that for reference to make it look extra good)

Fix as you go along to a horse (look up a picture of a horse on google images and look at that for reference to make it look extra good)

Make the leg go up a little farther than the belly

Make the leg go up a little farther than the belly

Draw the other leg and put a line below to other hoof to help you line up the hooves

Draw the other leg and put a line below to other hoof to help you line up the hooves

Draw the butt

Draw the butt

Just have the base of the tail as a guideline for the entire thing to start with

Just have the base of the tail as a guideline for the entire thing to start with

Draw the rest of the tail (remember horses tail and main are all matted up)

Draw the rest of the tail (remember horses tail and main are all matted up)

Draw lots of roots and flyaways

Draw lots of roots and flyaways

Erase the fine lines

Erase the fine lines

Replace them with bold lines

Replace them with bold lines

Draw the other legs mimicking the first ones

Draw the other legs mimicking the first ones

Shade them lightly

Shade them lightly

Half erase

Half erase

Smudge with your finger

Smudge with your finger

Redraw outlines as they fade away

Redraw outlines as they fade away

You want them darker than they should be so it looks better later

You want them darker than they should be so it looks better later

Draw the socks on their feet if you want any

Draw the socks on their feet if you want any

Draw facial markings (optional)

Draw facial markings (optional)

A little lighter than the back legs shade the entire outline to the ways the hair grows

A little lighter than the back legs shade the entire outline to the ways the hair grows

How the hair should look after that step

How the hair should look after that step

Half erase again

Half erase again

Redraw the spots if needed

Redraw the spots if needed

This is how your eraser should look once you finish half erasing and it works better if this is how it looks when you start

This is how your eraser should look once you finish half erasing and it works better if this is how it looks when you start

Smudge again

Smudge again

If your finger doesn't look like this when you are done smudging you didn't smudge enough

If your finger doesn't look like this when you are done smudging you didn't smudge enough

Make sure feet on the other side are drill darker

Make sure feet on the other side are drill darker

Erase the inside of the spots for definition

Erase the inside of the spots for definition

Erase the outline because when you smudge you WILL get it smudge outside the lines, it happens whenever you draw ANYTHING

Erase the outline because when you smudge you WILL get it smudge outside the lines, it happens whenever you draw ANYTHING

Erase the line you drew to line up the hooves

Erase the line you drew to line up the hooves

Or make it grass

Or make it grass

Finished product

Finished product

Sorry it is so long guys but this is a step by step to exactly what I do when I draw a horse

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Finger