How to Draw a Horse Head

Here's a very easy step-by-step lesson on how to draw a horse's head. We'll use some simple shapes to build the drawing, so you can follow this lesson even if you think you have no drawing ability at all. Try to copy each shape as carefully as you can, making sure that the proportions of your circles and triangles are very similar to the ones drawn in the example.

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Start with Basic Shapes

Draw these shapes, very lightly, arranged just as they are in the example:

  • Start with a triangle—notice that it's a right-angled triangle, tilted over.
  • Add a circle for the cheek, overlapping the triangle
  • Add a rectangle shape for the face.
  • Add a slightly curving arch to shape the top of the neck.
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Adding Detail to the Horse's Head

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Adding some details. H South, licensed to
  • Add the horse's eye (a semicircle with a pointy hat shape).
  • Draw lines across the corners of the rectangle to round off the nose.
  • Draw the bump of the chin.
  • Draw a curving nostril and a straight line for the mouth.
  • Add a gentle s-curve shape for the throat.
  • Draw a long flowing mane and draw the ears.
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Finishing the Drawing

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Finishing the horse head. H South, licensed to, Inc.

Lastly, erase your working lines and fix any bits you don't like. Strengthen the drawing with a firm pencil or pen line, or add shading or color, and your horse drawing is done.