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Learn to Draw Horses

From cave paintings to photography, the horse has been an unequalled source of inspiration to artists. With the development of western horsemanship came a culture of its own.This is a collection of resources for artists interested in equine and western themed drawing. Horses, steers, and spurs in galleries and tutorials.

How to Draw Horses
Don't just copy a photograph - learn how to draw horses from life as well as photo references. This tutorial teaches you to observe proportion and negative space and sketch a realistic horse.

Draw Horse Eyes Step by Step
Draw Horse's Eye in Colored Pencil - learn how to draw horse's eyes in colored pencil following this tutorial by guest artist Janet Griffin-Scott

Show Jumper in Colored Pencil
Show Jumper Horse Portrait in Colored Pencil - learn how to create this drawing of a show jumper in colored pencil following this tutorial by guest artist Janet Griffin-Scott.

Sketch a Horse
How to Sketch a Running Horse - Learn how to sketch running horses following this tutorial by guest artist Dan Lewis. Dan uses traditional sketching techniques to create a lively horse sketch

Horse Drawing in Colored Pencil
Horse Drawing in Colored Pencil - learn how to create this horse drawing in colored pencil following this tutorial by guest artist Janet Griffin-Scott

Draw a Horse Portrait in Colored Pencil
Draw a Horse Head in Colored Pencil - learn how to draw a beautiful horse in colored pencil following this tutorial by guest artist Janet Griffin-Scott

Learn How to Draw a Horse, Step by Step
How to draw a horse step by step - learn how to draw this horse in simple steps - ideal for beginners

Draw a Simple Horses Head
Draw a simple horse head in easy steps. This tutorial uses basic shapes, so beginners can easily draw this horse's head.

How to Draw a Horse - Step-by-Step
Draw a realistic horse by following the steps in this line-drawing lesson by guide Helen South. Designed for beginners with little drawing experience and older kids, it starts with basic shapes, gradually adding the details. A printer-friendly version is available too.

Draw a Horse Head, Step-By-Step
A well illustrated step-by-step drawing lesson from Toad Hollow. Includes a printable outline to trace, a printable greyscale, examples at each stage including closeups of details, and explanations. A great place to start.

Drawing a Horse (Step by Step)
This tutorial offers a step-by-step, line-by-line guide to drawing horses. A good way to get results quickly!

Bernie Brown Pencil Art
Bernie Brown is a self-taught pencil artist who acheives remarkable realism in a clean crisp style. Mainly western and rodeo themed drawings.

Cowboy Prints
Leslie Engelhart's western style artwork is often really well composed. A pity she doesn't display close details of her work so we can check out her technique! Worth a visit.

George Stubbs
The quintessential English horse artist George Stubbs is required viewing for anyone intersted in depicting the horse. Several images are displayed here, as well as links to other images on the net.

Taos Art School
Be inspired in the awsome landscape of New Mexico. The Taos art school offers a wide range of courses including drawing and painting horses and landscape, as well as creativity workshops centered on various themes, with a strong emphasis on meditative and spiritual aspects of artmaking.

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