When drawing horses, details are what give the the horse it’s “life” and realistic qualities.
If you have been following along you are now on step five where the outline will be finished and you'll finish your details and drawing.
(i) Start by drawing and finishing the outline of the upper half of the body.
(ii) Next some face details
(iii) You’ll start the outline for the mane and tail
The hair here is free flowing. A running horse's tresses will blow in the wind above their back as they move just like ours does.
Horses will naturally lift their tail bone a bit
when they are running or excited. That makes the hair a look a bit narrower at the top. That along with the wind catching the hair will send it flowing out behind them.
(i) Fill in the eye with lines to darken it
Since you are doing a side view you won't see the other eye.
(ii) A couple of facial lines to create depth
As you can see there is a thin line drawn from around the eye down to the nostril. This will make your drawing more realistic by adding dimension to the face by indicating the bone beneath.
(iii) Erase the parts of the shapes you don't need that you used to block out the body and legs
For this drawing it will include the body and face circles, some of the triangles, and the leg join shapes.
(iv) Now finish the details of the hair
Here comes the fun part! Who doesn’t love drawing a long tail held proud and flowing in the wind?
(v) For more definition sketch muscle detail on the neck and barrel
This helps show the horses running action and gives more detail.
(vi) It doesn't show it here, but you can now add any more landscaping you'd like such as grass
See, drawing horses isn't so hard is it? You finished this one! How did it turn out? If you are interested in trying some different tutorials go here.