How to Draw a Horse Body Outline

horse body outline

Horses are very large animals, so it can be difficult to draw them accurately. However, if you follow some simple steps, you can create a realistic horse body outline that looks very professional. Here’s how to do it: Start by sketching the general shape of the body and head of the horse with a light pencil. Sketching the body in this way will make it easier to add shading and highlights later. When you’re finished, use a darker pencil to create the shadows. You can also experiment with different techniques, such as cross-hatching, to give your horse some extra texture.

Draw a small oval for the head and a larger oval for the body. Connect these with a curved line for the neck. Then draw two rectangles for the front and back legs. Each of these should be slightly shorter than the other.

Now it’s time to add the details for the head. Start with a small circle for the eye and a curved line for the muzzle. There’s also a ridge above the mouth that should be drawn as an oval. And there are some interesting muscles that should be drawn between the ears and mouth, as well as a prominent chin.

Next, move on to the neck. This is one of the most difficult parts of the drawing, because it’s important to get the proportions right. The neck should be about as long as the shoulders, but it can also be a bit longer or shorter, depending on the breed of the horse. It’s also essential to understand how the movement and outline of the neck affects the rest of the body.

Once you’ve added the head and neck, it’s time to draw the front legs. For this, you need to draw a pair of small circles that are about the same size as the bottom of the body oval. Draw a second circle that’s a little wider than the first one, and then connect these circles with a curved line that runs between them. Finally, add the hooves. To do this, draw a tear-drop shape that’s a little smaller than the circle for the front leg.

After you’ve drawn the legs, it’s time to start adding the details for the body. For the neck, you need to add a mane that should run down the neck. You can also add tufts of hair at the elbows and hocks. And for the body, you need to add muscles and tendons.

Once you’ve added all of the details, it’s time to finish up. Use a dark pencil to shade in the areas that should be darker, and use a lighter pencil to highlight some of the details. You can also add some cross-hatching to give the body some extra texture and to help the outlines stand out. Remember, it’s important to take your time and to be patient. With a little practice, you’ll be able to create beautiful and realistic horse drawings in no time at all.