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Uploaded: June 21, 2013
Artist: Makangeni
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
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Updated: June 21, 2013
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Tutorial about how to draw a race horse.

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How to Draw a Race Horse

how to draw a race horse step 1

STEP 1.

Well, first of all, let's take a look to the frames of a simple running horse animation. These frames are very poorly drawn, without details, but they may help you to choose a pose when you want to draw a race horse in movement.
 
how to draw a race horse step 2

STEP 2.

In this and in the following steps we will draw a horse head. First of all draw the guide lines. Horse head is elongated, the forehead and the muzzle are almost aligned (in the guide lines we will draw a unique straight line). Remember also large nostril, wide cheeck and strong neck.
 
how to draw a race horse step 3

STEP 3.

Draw the small eye of the horse and its large and circular nostril.
 
how to draw a race horse step 4

STEP 4.

Draw the forehead and the muzzle, separated by the eyebrow of the hidden eye, then draw the mouth.
 
how to draw a race horse step 5

STEP 5.

Draw the pointy ears, finish the muzzle and draw the cheeck.
 
how to draw a race horse step 6

STEP 6.

Add a little detail inside the ears and draw the neck.
 
how to draw a race horse step 7

STEP 7.

Now draw the crest on the head and on the neck and add some details to the whole head to make it less flat.
 
how to draw a race horse step 8

STEP 8.

When the head of the horse is finished it may look similiar to this.
 
how to draw a race horse step 9

STEP 9.

Now let's come back to the full body horse figure. As you can see, I've chosen the frame number two (step 1). Draw the guide lines like the ones you see in the image.
 
how to draw a race horse step 10

STEP 10.

Start from the head. Draw the forehead and the muzzle.
 
how to draw a race horse step 11

STEP 11.

Add the curved ear and the cheeck.
 
how to draw a race horse step 12

STEP 12.

Now draw eye, nostril and neck.
 
how to draw a race horse step 13

STEP 13.

Draw the shoulder and the withers, then focus on the forelegs. When you're done with the shoulder, draw the forearm, the knee and then the last part of the leg with the hoof.
 
how to draw a race horse step 14

STEP 14.

Draw the back and the belly. Remember that race horses are quite slim.
 
how to draw a race horse step 15

STEP 15.

We're almost done. Draw the hind legs and, at the end, the hairy tail.
 
how to draw a race horse step 16

STEP 16.

Add the crest and details and muscle definition to the whole figure.
 
how to draw a race horse step 17

STEP 17.

Here the finished horse. I hope you liked this tutorial!