In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Horse running forward step-by-step.
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All of the tutorials on How2DrawAnimals.com are good drawing tutorials for beginners and experienced artists alike. The online tutorials are easy to follow; they teach you the how to draw basics while showing you how to draw animals step by step. Each animal has a video drawing tutorial option, as well as step-by-step photos and written text to follow.
The Time-Lapse (Speed Drawing) video:
To draw this running Horse step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
The 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 circle near the middle of the page as a guide for the front part of the running horse's body. First make four marks to determine the circle's height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular object like a coin or a lid. 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: Above the circle, off to the right, draw another circle as a guide for the horse's head. Use the four-marks method to draw this circle too. This circle should be about one-fourth the size of the first one. Don't draw the circles too close to each other. Leave a gap between them for the horse's muzzle and neck.
Step 3: Below the circle for the head, a bit off to the right, draw a smaller circle as a guide for the horse's muzzle. This circle should be about one-third the size of the head, and it should be pretty close to the body circle.
Step 4: Connect the circles at the top using two curved lines to complete the guide for the horse's head. Curve the line on the left to create the shape of the jaw.
Step 5: Draw a long, vertical line across the entire head as a guide to help you place the horse's facial features later. Draw a curved, horizontal line across the middle of the top circle for another construction guide.