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.Horse Tutorial. by Turquoise-Lupine .Horse Tutorial. by Turquoise-Lupine
I'm REALLY sorry for the godzilla size!!

The long awaited horse tutorial is finished!

Phew! :faints: That took a while! I think my hand is going to fall off. A few people had expressed an interest in how I draw my horses, so I made a tutorial. :D Happy Reading & drawing everyone! Any questions, don't be afraid to ask, I won't bite. ;)

Two sketching concpets from - 'How to Draw Horses' by Usborne and Scholastic & a 'How to Draw Spirit' book ( the actual pictures were drawn by me, I only got the idea from the books)

Four gait pictures - 'How to Draw Horses' by Usborne and Scholastic

All other art, images & text - Me, Lupi :)
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Charicolo Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2014
I see Spirit!
saviourandella Featured By Owner Oct 12, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You make the body too short, the necks too long and the hind quarters too low. Also the withers are way too high.

Other than that i love your style, it's very cute.(:
DamienMuerte Featured By Owner Feb 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey there!

I added this tutorial to my 4Gallery! where I collect Linearts from Howrse players to create Black Pearl coats.
I added a link to this image and your DA name, I hope that is okay. You can find it here within the Folder "Tutorials" (Everybody can view and comment it!)


Thank you very much for this amazing Tutorial!
xCollina Featured By Owner Aug 6, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Black horse in the end is epic :D

Great tutorial ;3
Jadeedoll Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2011
Just lovely tutorial! I think your horse drawings are cute! Thanks for sharing!
xxForbiddenDesignsxx Featured By Owner Apr 25, 2011
I. Cannot. Draw. :(
i favvved
darkojamajo Featured By Owner Jan 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
horse arnet the best animals!!!

unicorns are.
laurave Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2011
Wow :o.
Heinolf Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2010
Horse-Hart Featured By Owner Dec 15, 2010  Student General Artist
awesome tut :3, and that brown horse at the bottom is so cute *flails* X3!!!!
bellasaralover Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2010
I've got theusborne complete book a drawing xD (I've got it right now)
NoYouHaha Featured By Owner Jul 3, 2010
we love our horses don't we
my theory is ad og is not a mans best friend but yet a horse
but that's going to get me hated so I keep that one to myself but you, I have to tell you X3
Horses + dogs are epic win along with any lovable animal!
BleedingBumblebee Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
I've been drawing horses since I could hold a crayon, and I've found that: Yeah!
It does help to have horses living with you.
(outside in the pasture, of course! you nutty people...)
Great tutorial!
*omg I'm so lame....*
PinkPanda11 Featured By Owner May 24, 2010
SO AWESOME! You were the best person to teach us! But I need help on the tails and manes... I can't get the shape! *
BleedingBumblebee Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2010  Hobbyist General Artist
draw them like people hair: flowing and bouncing.
it gets easier as you do it.
P.S. don't make them longer than the length from their withers to the point of their shoulder.
usualy only Arabians and Friesians, along with the Paso Fino -or other fancy breeds- basically have manes longer than that.
Forelocks -the bangs up ontop of their heads- tend to fly back in two sections as the horse moves faster than a trot, or wind is blowing.
does this help at all?
*pardon my terrible lowercase habit*
GGAX Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2010
Excellent tutorial<3 ;[ im gonna try and draw horses again.. poor Chubs was a Draft pony n he died on wednesday night ;[ poor boy.
Ritawolf Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2009
this tutorial is very helpful to me! I need all the help i can get when it comes to drawing horses! Thanks for sharing! :hug:
CatherineNorbant Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2009
Thank you very much, this was very helpful!
aizenthewonderhamsta Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2009
'How to Draw Horses' by Usborne and Scholastic
I had that book but i was stupid and sold it.
Insane-Green Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2009
thanks for this tutorial :D this will really help a lot ^^
Engelchen19 Featured By Owner Apr 5, 2009
looks fantastic nice
purple-cartoon Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2009
Thanks a ton! This is just what I needed. My friend's been feeling really down lately, and I wanted to draw her something to make her feel better, and I figured I'd try a horse, but I have no idea how to draw them, so thanksies. ^^
Roleplay-girl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
Too late for the warning on bad habits.
I can't do anything with the left hand.
Roleplay-girl Featured By Owner Dec 13, 2008
side* not hand.
Lily-Chi Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2008   Interface Designer
They break because they are bred to be hollow and light weight like a birds.. it's cruel if you ask me..
Velliena Featured By Owner Oct 27, 2008   Traditional Artist
I love tutorials :heart:
Velliena Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2008   Traditional Artist
This is great :D
haubing Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hah! I have the same problem!!
I'm right handed, so maybe that has something to do with it.....
Anyways, your drawings are awesome!
Thank you! That helps alot. and really when you drew the skelaton. The face one helped alot too! And i can oly draw horses on the left too! ugh, but i'm trying to get out of it. I keep on practicing on each side twice a day.
Shatan Featured By Owner May 18, 2008
//All the bad habits you talked about, I've got 'em. :blush:
Except, I only draw horse heads to the right, the left is to hard for me. xD
Engelchen19 Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2008
Nice work <3 Thx
Sharubii Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2008
Oh wow, this is an excellent tutorial! *-*
I've always been trying to draw horses. Of course, unsuccesfully.
Fav indeed, this is great. :D
Zanimira Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Wow, thank you!
I needed some help with drawing horses, and this should be very helpful.
FunkyLlama36 Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2008  Student Traditional Artist
Very helpful^^
Are their leg bones really that thin?xD

Cute cartoon drawings, tooxP
Roleplay-girl Featured By Owner Jun 6, 2009
Thoroughbreds leg bones are that thin. I don't know about others.
Springbokje Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2008   Digital Artist
Wooh! 8D Your Horses are awsome! and This is Really Helpfull ;3 .. But I Still Have a Lot of Problems Drawing Horses .. ;_;
HannahCookie Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2007
woah!great,very helpful ^^
Lottjuh Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
woow, I think this tutorial is really good :) and the skeleton is cool ^^
Turquoise-Lupine Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
Thank you very much! :D
Lottjuh Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007
youre welcome ^^
Stephanie-Chivas Featured By Owner Apr 23, 2007  Student General Artist
Thanks alot. Very helpful. It took actually trying to draw horses to see that I so can't draw them to save myself ^^;
Phantom-Katt Featured By Owner Feb 19, 2007   Writer
ZOMG Thanks so much!!! Very helpful!!! :worship:
Turquoise-Lupine Featured By Owner Aug 9, 2007
You're very welocme! I'm glad it helped you out. ;) (This is a super late reply, by the way.....sorry!)
Dark-Phoenix-452 Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
I like how you showed the wireframe shots for different poses of a horse, lot better than any how-to-draw book Ive ever seen :D, Thanks for sharing
Turquoise-Lupine Featured By Owner Feb 1, 2007
Thank you very much! :D I've always found how-to-draw-horses books a little.....odd. :XD:

Thanks for the fav too. ;)
Dark-Phoenix-452 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2007  Professional Digital Artist
Ur very welcome :D
Janaita Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
Wehee! This gave me some awesome tips! :D Thanks a lot for the tutorial! :hug:
Turquoise-Lupine Featured By Owner Jan 22, 2007
You're very welcome! Thanks very much for the fav, too. ;)

By the way, you have a very nice gallery! :D
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