how to draw a horse head

how to draw a horse head

Below you’ll find an easy step-by-step tutorial for how to draw a Horse Head and a Horse Head Coloring Page. Their graceful beauty make them a popular drawing project for many young artists.

A drawing of a Horse Head, made with the help of an easy step by step tutorial.

Of all the animals there are to draw, I think horses fall into a unique category as being one of the most loved, AND one of the most tricky. Even if you just focus on the head, their chiseled profile calls for some special attention to get all the hard and soft shapes just right. After all, if you can get them to line up correctly, you’ll have a lovely, elegant animal. However, if a few are misplaced, everything simply seems a bit, well, odd.

With the aid of my updated horse head lesson, students may now draw a head with an elegant 3/4 view with little to no guessing. Many of the horse head lines fall directly on some of the standards if you use the 16-box grid I proposed (you can either fold your paper to acquire them or use page 3 of my PDF file). Students can really help get the size and forms of all those curves in the appropriate locations if they pay careful attention to them as they draw.

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A step by step tutorial for how to draw an easy Horse Head, also available as a free download.

Horse Head Coloring Page

Horse Head Coloring page, available as a free download.

How to Draw a Horse Head Materials

Step by Step Directions to Draw a Horse Head

Time needed: 45 minutes.

How to Draw a Horse Head in 9 Easy Steps

  1. Draw a large eye with a spot.

  2. Start the head as shown.

  3. Add the top of the head and neck.

  4. Add two ears.

  5. Draw the mouth shape around the nose.

  6. Remove the inner line. Add the nostril and lip line.

  7. Add a mane and back line.

  8. Removing the gray headlines Draw shadows with dark brown crayon.

  9. Draw using a marker, then color with a crayon along the pencil lines.

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