Most horse lovers have made more than one attempt to draw a horse. A complex animal, learning some of the basics is essential to understanding how to create an accurate representation.
Here are a few helpful tutorials to give you a leg up on drawing the perfect horse
This is an incredibly in-depth tutorial by Cedarseed about drawing the equine animal which discusses the shapes of body parts, how to capture movement and how to incorporate body language and personality into your drawing.
A cute little tutorial put together by Makani, who has a real knack for drawing horses. She shows how to draw a horse with simple steps and the result is animated but anatomically well proportioned.
Kass Craven created a horse drawing tutorial for beginners, and in several note-covered images shows how to shape anatomy and produce muscle definition.
This tutorial doesn’t end with the final picture, be sure to scroll down into the comments where Hazel Rah offers more in-depth written tips and instructions for each area of your horse drawing.
Not as intense as some of the other options here, this is a guide which uses simple shapes to form the anatomy of the horse, taking the direction to the most basic level. Droemar isn’t long-winded, but this is a simple and effective tutorial.
For something a little different, check out Vixen The Angry Fox’s tutorial for drawing horse eyes. One of the most challenging body parts, the eye has the ability to convey a great deal of emotion and personality. This is a simple, step-by-step guide to a realistic horse eye.
Beyond different, into something a little freakier, how about drawing your own centaur? I suggest you spend some time perfecting your horse-drawing skills before you try Mendokusee’s centaur tutorial. But once you are ready it will be a fun way to challenge your skills.
Color Your Own Instead
If you are fed up with trying to draw your own, you can always just print some horses to color in.