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Uploaded: March 4, 2008
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 4
Updated: May 16, 2010
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Pegasus is the big, bold stallion that we’ve all come to recognize from Greek Mythology. This beautiful horse has the wings of an angel and the personality of a God. It is said that Pegasus was fathered by Poseidon and of all beings Medusa. As the myth goes, when Medusa was slain by Perseus by beheading, the gallant horse Pegasus sprung out from her pregnant body. It is also said that when Pegasus came out galloping his noise created the fountain on Mount Helicon called Hippocrene. This horse was also the creature that was captured by Bellerophon; he was aided by Athena when she gave him a golden bridal. This was the same horse that helped the hero take down the Chimera while riding on Pegasus’s back, and after they accomplished that task, Bellerophon attempted to ride the winged beast once more but was thrown off from his back and flew to the heavens and became the famous star constellation that you often hear about or see in books. But then again there is another version as well, since Pegasus was not an immortal being, Zeus wanted to honor his faithful and loyal steed with a constellation. It is said that when Zeus transformed Pegasus into a constellation, one single feather floated down to earth and landed somewhere near the city of Tarsus. This beautiful winged horse has been apart of my life since I was a kid up until now. I love horses, and because I love horses the myth of Pegasus is very interesting to me. As we know it, since the birth of Pegasus there has been a ton of movies that have this animal from Greek mythology as a main character in films like Clash of the Titans, and Heavy Metal. This tutorial will show you an easy way to draw Pegasus in 4 simple steps. The instructions are detailed and they also help make the whole drawing process simple for anybody to do. I hope you like this tutorial; I think my version of Pegasus came out simply beautiful.

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How to Draw Pegasus

how to draw pegasus step 1

STEP 1.

In this step you will start by drawing the guidelines and circle shapes of Pegasus. Lets start by drawing the circles. Starting at what's going top be the head draw a round circle for the top portion of the horses head. Then draw a smaller circle for the muzzle. Then draw a large egg shaped circle for the thick part of the horses body, this shape over laps the two circles you just drew for the face and head. Now draw a smaller oval shape for the end of the horse where the tail will come from. After you get the four basic rounded shapes down draw the remanding circles for the knees and hooves. After you get those drawn out, draw out the lining as shown above. After you draw out the lining you should end up with a horse like frame.
 
how to draw pegasus step 2

STEP 2.

Here in step 2, you will start to detail Pegasus by drawing out the actual body shape of the horse. As you can see the legs and body have a nice lined out shape, just like what a horse should look like. Follow the lining above to create your own body shape of a horse. All you have to do is use the image as your guide. After you get the shape of Pegasus down, draw and detail the wings a bit more to get them ready for the next step. Sketch out the lining of the tail and the mane, and draw the large almond shaped eye and nostril holes. Move down when your image looks similar to the one above.
 
how to draw pegasus step 3

STEP 3.

As you can see at this point Pegasus looks like a beautiful flying horse. This step will take a bit longer to complete because you have to detail the feathers, tail, and mane by shading, sketching, and drawing out the definition. Learning how to draw is all about trial and error. If you don't get it right the first time don't give up, just try again until you get it right. If you follow the simple steps I provided for you there is no reason why you can't draw a horse that looks like the one above. Make sure you detail the horses body with the muscle definition and veins. Draw the lining on the hooves and shade in the eye.
 
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STEP 4.

And this is what your finished Pegasus should look like when you are completely done. Of course you have to erase all the guidelines and circle shapes before you move to the next step of coloring him in to your liking. Or if you like you can do like I did and just leave him as a sketch in your sketch book. Horses are one of those animals that you draw and look perfectly good as a sketch. Well the choice is up to you. I decided to color my Pegasus in with photoshop cs, but you can use what ever you want.