How to Draw a Simple Horse

How to Draw a Simple Horse

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This easy drawing tutorial is a part of a series of three drawing guides where we draw a horse in three different ways; an easy to draw horse, a cute cartoon horse, and a horse’s head. All tutorials are easy to do and have easy to follow, step-by-step instructions.

In this horse drawing tutorial, we’re going to create a side view of a horse. This is the easiest of the three horse drawing guides.

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We will draw some simple circles first. These simple shapes will help us to create a horse drawing with the right proportions and size.

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.

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Step-by-Step Instructions
for Drawing a Simple Horse

How to draw a simple horse Step: 1

Draw an oval to the left of your paper.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 2

Add a larger oval to the right of the first oval.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 3

Draw a third, slightly elongated oval to the right side of the paper. These three shapes will help us to outline the horse’s body.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 4

Join the two ovals on the left with two arcs.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 5

Similarly, join the oval in the middle with the one on the right hand side. Add a curvy triangle-shape on the outside of the right-side oval.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 6

Sketch the top of the horse’s muzzle.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 7

Draw the bottom of the muzzle and cheek.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 1

Draw four curvy lines for the legs.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 9

Add four more lines parallel to the previous ones to outline the legs.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 10

Draw four wedges for the hooves.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 11

Add ears like two leaves.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 12

Draw the forelock between the ears.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 13

Outline the horse’s mane as a jagged line over its neck.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 14

Erase the ovals we drew at the beginning.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 15

Draw the eye as a soft triangle. Add a small oval for the nostril.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 16

Draw a short arc for the eyelid. Add a short mouth line.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 17

Draw a curving line for the underside of the tail.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 18

Sketch a jagged line for the top of the tail.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 19

Add a curving line inside the tail to add some detail.

How to draw a simple horse Step: 20

Clean up any stray lines and color your horse drawing.

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