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Uploaded: September 9, 2010
Artist: Dawn
Difficulty: Intermediate  Intermediate Skill Level
Steps: 7
Updated: September 9, 2010
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Before I get into some really cool lessons, I want to upload a tutorial that I have been waiting so long to do. Now, I know many of you artists love animals especially wolves, cats, and horses. Today, I will turn to my horse talents and upload this tutorial on "how to draw a stallion", step by step. I chose to draw a black stallion because that is my favoirte color horse, and because I loved the book “Black Beauty”. I was going for a real powerful look when I sketched out this horse, and I think I may have captured how beautiful these animals are. For a long time I have always thought that stallions where horses that are pure in only one color, for instance, black or white. I found out a long time ago that stallions are nothing more than male horses that have not been neutered. A gelding is a male horse that has been castrated which means geldings are less aggressive, less muscular, and less bold. Stallions on the other hand, have thick muscular frames. This is due to the fact that they have lots of testosterone running through their bodies. Now, remember the movie “Spirit”? Well he was a stallion, and he became the leader of pack. When a stallion is leader, all the mares (females), and foals will follow the herd leader. Did you know that once a foal becomes old enough, the stallion will drive the males out of the herd. This includes colts and fillies. What is a colt and what is a filly? Well, colts are young male horses, and fillies are young female horses. Stallions will sometimes drive fillies from the herd to prevent inbreeding. Pretty smart huh? Anyway, if you are a big horse lover you should enjoy this tutorial on "how to draw a stallion", step by step. You can choose to color him in any shade you like, I just personally like black. I will be back with another horse tutorial, and this time I think you will find that it is more helpful than this one. Peace peeps!

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How to Draw a Stallion

how to draw a stallion step 1

STEP 1.

The first thing you need to do is draw out the horses body line of position. You can achieve this by making three circles, one for the head, chest, and hind end. Next add the guidelines that will connect them all starting with the neck, back, stomach, tail, and legs.
 
how to draw a stallion step 2

STEP 2.

Now you can start sketching out the shape of the horses head, and nose like you see here. Also draw the mouth opening too so that your stallion will have a look of fierceness on his face. Begin sketching out the neck, and the muscles on the front leg or shoulder.
 
how to draw a stallion step 3

STEP 3.

Continue to sketch out the horse's head by adding the ears and mane. Once that is done you can then draw the back of the neck, and then some of the arched back like. Sketch in th eye, nostrils, and mouth in more detail, and then sketch the front legs like you see here. Don't forget to add detail and definition too.
 
how to draw a stallion step 4

STEP 4.

It's now time to start having some real fun. I have always like sketching out the horse mane with every horse tutorial. Now it's time for you to do the same thing. Since this stallion is in a aggressive stance, you will need to make the mane look wild. A few sharp edges will give this effect. Next, finish sketching out the front legs, and then the hooves like so. You will also draw in the belly, and the hind leg.
 
how to draw a stallion step 5

STEP 5.

You are almost done guys, just a few more steps to go. Begin sketching out the hind legs in full form and then add the sex of the stallion.
 
how to draw a stallion step 6

STEP 6.

Lastly, sketch out the stallion's tail, and then add some minor muscle definition like so. Erase the lines and shapes you drew in step one to clean up this awesome drawing lesson.
 
how to draw a stallion step 7

STEP 7.

When you are done, you should have a sketch that looks just like the one you see here. All you need to do now is color it in and that's it. I hope you liked this lesson that taught you how to draw a stallion.