A horse is a unique animal that has its own body structure and proportions. When drawing a horse, it is important to follow the right steps to get the most accurate results. It is also important to know what to look for and where to find information to draw a horse correctly. There are many different websites that can help you learn the basic anatomy of a horse and how to make it come to life on paper. It is recommended to follow a few different tutorials and practice a little bit every day. Over time, you will see your drawings improve and become more realistic.
Using the reference photo as a guide, you will need to measure some key anatomical features of the horse. Start by measuring the length of the head from the poll to the bottom of the muzzle. This measurement will be used to compare all other features of the horse to help you determine the correct size for everything. Once you have the head the correct size, you can move onto other parts of the body.
After the horse’s torso is a good size, you can move on to the back legs. It is very easy to make the back leg too short, so it is a good idea to use the measurements of the horse’s torso to help you figure out how long to draw each leg. When you finish the back legs, it is a good idea to go over them again and make sure that they are all the same size and that the positioning of each leg matches the position of the other legs.
To draw the horse’s head, you will need to make a few circles. One circle for the main part of the skull and two smaller ones for the ears and the nostril. You will then connect the circles and add a nose and ears. Next, you will need to add some lines to define the shape of the ears and face. Then you will finish by adding some fur and the mane.
The hooves are very easy to draw. You just need to create a few lines that define the general shape and position of the hoof. A hoof is basically an oval. It is flat next to the acute angles and sharp next to the obtuse angles. To make your horse’s hooves more realistic, you will need to add some form and some ridges.
Now you can finish your drawing and begin to add more details, such as the eyes, the mouth and the mane. You can also shade the horse to accentuate its 3D form. Shade the horse in a way that is similar to the coloring of the reference image, but be sure to add some personal flair. You can use a variety of colors and shades to make your drawing truly unique. In the end, the most important thing is to have fun!