Please PAUSE the "How to Draw a Horse (Head Detail)" video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
Written step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin.
Step 1: Draw a big circle as a guide for the first part of the horse's head. First make four small marks to indicate its height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. Sketch lightly at first so that it's easy to erase if you make mistake. If you're struggling to draw the circle, trace the outer rim of a cup, a lid or any other object with a circular edge. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle.
Step 2: Draw two intersecting lines across the circle to help you place the horse's facial features later.
Step 3: Add a guide for the top part of the horse's head by first making a small mark above the circle. Now connect the small mark to the circle using curved lines to form an arc. Pay attention to the size of this arc in relation to the circle. Don't draw it too big.
Step 4: Far below the circle, on the lower, left side, make another small mark. Connect the small mark to the circle using curved lines to create another arc. This is the guide for the muzzle. The small initial mark for the horse's muzzle should be placed diagonally from the center of the circle. This arc should be big and wide. Pay attention to its size in relation to the rest of the head.
Step 5: On the right side of the head, draw a two short lines as guides for the horse's neck. Draw these lines short so that you don't have to draw too much of the neck later.