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In the final tutorial in our series of how to draw a horse, we’re going to draw a horse’s head. You can find the other horse drawing guides through the links below.
Drawing a horse head is easy if you follow the step-by-step instructions. There are only few difficult steps so this drawing tutorial is suitable for kids and people at all skill levels.
Sketch lightly and carefully in the beginning. We will start by drawing simple circles to outline the shape of the horse’s head. Those circles will be erased later.
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In the guide below, each step is highlighted in a light blue color.
You don't need any special pens or tools. A regular pencil, eraser, and paper are all you need. If you want, you can also color the drawing with colored pencils or pens.
You can find a video version of this drawing tutorial below, as well as a printable PDF version.
Step-by-Step Instructions for Drawing a Horse Head
Draw a circle at the middle left of the page.
Add another but smaller circle below and to the left of the first circle.
Draw a curve that connects the circles.
Draw another connecting curve.
Add a short curve to enhance the shape of the nose.
Draw a short arc at the tip of the muzzle.
Add a curving line for the underside of the muzzle.
Draw a short line for the mouth.
Sketch a small oval for the nostril. Draw a short curve next to it to add to the shape of the nose.
Erase the extra lines from the muzzle.
Draw a curve for the top of the head and neck.
Draw another curving line for the underside of the neck.
Add details to the brow.
Erase the circle.
Draw an ear and its details.
Sketch the mane as a series of leaf shapes.
Draw a leaf shape for the other ear.
Draw a triangle-shape for the eye.
Add a few curving lines to add texture to the horse’s hair and face. Draw the pupil and eyelid.
Your horse’s head drawing is complete! You can now color it.
Printable Drawing Tutorial
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