How to draw a horse in pencil
In childhood many people used to like drawing animals and probably the drawing became your hobby now as well. This article would be interesting for amateur artists and children who love drawing animals most of all. In this article I am going to tell you how to draw a horse in a simple and quick way. This is the way most of painters and artists do this: we will outline the most peculiar details and draw out the muscles. You can join your child and together you will both enjoy the process because your attention will be a good encouragement and help for your child. In addition it is a good way to spend time together and to distract your child from computer games.
- Ordinary pencil
- Thick paper (you can buy a whatman paper and cut it into the sheets of your favorite size)
This line marks the back, tail, neck and a head of a horse. When you will draw this line try to visualize this animal in your mind, you will feel easier.
Now we start shaping some body parts as the head and trunk. Pay attention to the circles – they outline the most visible horse muscles.
Now we draw the legs of the horse. The joints of legs are marked as small circles, later they will help us to form the whole image.
Draw out the horse head, add the mane and outline the shape of the tail, we also outline the legs.
Now I give you the advice out of my personal experience – take the eraser and erase all these auxiliary circles and lines that were helpful for us but now are unnecessary. We are going to draw a horse in black in white technique so some spots are means to remain white. Another piece of advice is about working with pencil: please, do not press on it too much when drawing.
Now we start shading. I am absolutely sure that the treatment of light and shade allows the drawing to be more vivid and realistic. Look at the picture more attentively!
Now let’s draw at least partially the surrounding background. Hatch the ground area (do not try to make the straight hatching). After working with the ground hatch the lines of the grass, again I pay attention that the lines should not be perfectly straight. Draw the grass blades crossing each other in opposite directions as if bending to each other.
The work is almost finished but it lacks some details. The grass under the horse should be shaded darker as it is the horse shade itself. You can use a soft pencil for this purpose but do not work over the shade too much. It may be too dark and not good as for your drawing.
Now we shall slightly stretch the hatching of the grass towards the horizon. Closer to the horizon line there should be no big visible grass blades. Do not hatch the sky all over, do it with slight hatches drawing the cloudy sky in general, but do not hatch too hard here. Look at the horse one more time if it lacks some shade or maybe some spot needs to be hatched more evidently.
We have finishes with the grass, clouds, the horse is drawn and in general our work is done. Here is the result and how it looks like.
- I shall pay your attention that this work demands at least basic idea of the light and shade combination.
- I want to note that this work may see difficult for children so if a child does not understand anything do not criticize him or her. Just help your kids once again.
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