Horse Line Art - Continuing Part Two of Drawing Tutorial

Next in your horse line art you’ll draw the outline of the horse.

You may want to click "learn how" just below if you just joined in.

  • That way you can get started at the beginning steps of this simple running horse drawing.

Step 3: Create the Outline for and Finish Legs

(i) Start by drawing circles for the joints using the triangles as your starting guide for the knee and hock joints.

(ii) Then draw the fetlocks using the same shape.

  • If you need a refresher for what part is what, go here. (opens in a new window so you can come back) That way you won't have any confusion about the terms that I am using to guide you through.

(iii) Next in this line art drawing sketch the outline of the legs following the lines and circles.

  • You should notice that the equality and lines you've drawn for triangles are important for this piece of art.

Some of the lines for the contours will follow exactly the triangle line like the front leg that is extended, but others you'll need to draw in some of the muscle contours using a curvy line.

(iv) Finish by using pointed triangle like shapes for the hooves and connecting them to the hoof forming the pasterns.

Step 4: Darken the Outline for the Bottom Half

(i) After you are happy with his profile finalize the bottom half of the body contours.

  • Start with the underside of the neck, all four legs, and the belly

This will leave you with just the main features of the lower half of body finalized, but you'll finish the top half soon.

You'll do those next in step five.

Click on "next step of tutorial" to finish your equine line art drawing. If you need to revisit the previous step to study the angles and placement, you can do that too. You may have to if this is your first try.

  • It takes practice to get the placement and size right for horse art.

Leave horse line art tutorial and learn some different drawing styles or how to ride