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Uploaded: January 1, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Novice  Novice Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: January 2, 2010
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Think real hard to come up with what kind of animal that people love to draw. Now take that very same animal that you just thought of, and try and imagine how hard it would be to draw using a regular step by step drawing tutorial. It would be a bit challenging right? I know because I thought like that too when I was a beginning artist. As some of you may know, I love helping people learn how to draw. Because of this I like submitting lessons that teach people how to do just that, in the easiest way possible. Unless of course the person, place or thing that I'm drawing is meant to be complicated. If you thought about the same animal I did, then you know that drawing horses can be a real challenge. That is why I want to submit this tutorial that will show you “how to draw a simple horse, step by step”. One of my favorite breed of horse is the Appaloosa. These horses are often owned and rode by Native Americans. The main reason why they are associated with Indians, is because Indians, are responsible for this breeds development. It was the Nez Perce people of the Pacific Northwest that we have to thank for these beautiful creatures. The simple horse that you will learn how to draw is of an appaloosa. I drew the horse from the front view so that it is a bit different than the other horses that you see on the site. How many times have you attempted to draw a horse, and almost every time the drawing was almost a failure. Not no more, this tutorial will help you draw one of the prettiest horses around. The appaloosa is one of the few horses that are known for their colorful spotted patterns on their coats, and striped hooves. Well that just about does it for me and for this description. I hope you guys find this lesson on, “how to draw a simple horse” helpful, and fun. Peace out peeps, and happy drawing!

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how to draw a simple horse

How to Draw a Simple Horse

how to draw a simple horse step 1

STEP 1.

Drawing a simple horse is easy as 1, 2, 3. Start with a circle for the horses head, and then add the facial guidelines. You will also need to draw the diamond like shape for the muzzle too. Next draw a long neck line and then the outlined shape for the mane. Attach the neck line to another larger circle shape. Lastly, draw out the shapes of the horses legs and hooves.
 
how to draw a simple horse step 2

STEP 2.

Begin sketching out the starter lines for the simple horse's mane. Then draw the actual shape for the left side of the jaw and muzzle.
 
how to draw a simple horse step 3

STEP 3.

Continue to sketch out the pretty mane that is blowing silently in the wind. Once that is done define the horse hair with some lining, and then use the facial guidelines to draw out the eyes. Next draw the horse ears, and then draw the nostril holes and mouth line. See how pretty your horse looks already?
 
how to draw a simple horse step 4

STEP 4.

Finish sketching out the mane and then add some detailing to the eyes, and add eyebrows. Define the muzzle and then begin draw the thick shape of the horses neck. You will end this step by drawing out the horse tail, and then some of it's body and front shoulder and legs.
 
how to draw a simple horse step 5

STEP 5.

All you have to do here is detail and define the horses chest, and then sketch out the shape of upper legs and shoulders.
 
how to draw a simple horse step 6

STEP 6.

For your last drawing step all you have to do is draw out the rest of the front legs, back legs, and hooves. Erase the guidelines and shapes that you drew in step one to prepare your horse for color.
 
how to draw a simple horse step 7

STEP 7.

You have finally finished this tutorial on "how to draw a simple horse, step by step". Now it is up to you to choose the color you want your horse to be. Black, white, brown, tan, or even appaloosa colors.