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Draw a Horse 3 by Diana-Huang Draw a Horse 3 by Diana-Huang
If you have never drawn a horse before I suggest you start with

When you are more familiar with the horse from the side it is easier to understand what is going on with the horse from the front and back view. Then with this, it will be easier to draw horses at all angles. More to come next Sunday. Enjoy!

Horses are my most favorite animal in the world for so many reasons and on so many levels.

On a basic level the early steps to drawing a horse is similar to the drawing of many four legged animals. It is in the details that other animals take shape. Length of head, neck, legs... the shape of the noses, ears, eyes, feet and tail. From this basic body plan you can create other animals.

As an artist it is important to make an attempt to master the drawing of the horse because this animal has been involved with the history of mankind for thousands of years. Look at the history of any continent(except the polar regions and scattered islands) and you will find the involvement of the horse in art, in war, in song and in daily life.

They are beautiful to look at, wonderful companions and so there fore have been my muse for a long long long time. The passion I had for them as a kid was what brought me to the making of art. Without them I would not have found the happiness I have now. I homage them all the time.
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Jeangal247 Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014
This is a great tutorial. It really is helping me practice. I'm tryin' to find my own "style", if you will, of drawing horses. Hopefully using tutorials and studding other peoples' version could one day help me create my own way. I'm terrible at drawing horses from the front, or other awkward angles. Anyways, thanks again for this tutorial.
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2014  Professional General Artist
That's good to know, glad I can help! Thanks for telling me! Your own style will be the combination of everything you like. Every artist has a different style no matter what stage you are at. Everyone of the students I have taught draws the same things differently.  Your style is in the process a growth and maturation. :)   
Dani-Claw Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
I always have a difficult time drawing a good-looking horse, so thank you for all these amazing references!
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2013  Professional General Artist
Glad I can help! :)
mydragonrjasperandme Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
WOW!!!!!!!! thank u so much!! it really helps!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2012  Professional General Artist
You're welcome! :D
BrokenBrookieCookie Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Diana-Huang Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2012  Professional General Artist
Thank you! :)
BrokenBrookieCookie Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
No problem. :)
DarkenedOwl Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012  Student Traditional Artist
I love your Elemental Horses, and your other works!! From reading some of the descriptions of some works, it sounds like we think similarly about a lot of things. I wish you were my art teacher!

Anyhow, I used this awesome tutorial to draw this. [link]
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