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Learn Horse Drawing in Pencil with this step by step drawing lesson by Nick Warren. This lesson focuses on how to draw a horse's head in profile. Nick Warren's exquisite skill with a pencil makes this beauty come to life on the page. Nick is the author of Drawing Animals in Pencil and we are excited to have Nick as a contributor to the DrawingTeachers.com website.

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I drew this horse head in profile. I'm going for a rough, sketchy sort of look. I used a 2B pencil on 80lb Daler Rowney cartridge paper.

After the initial breakdown I used the blunted tip and side of the pencil to create different shades and styles.

Now let's get started with the Horse Drawing
step by step drawing tutorial.

Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 1:
I start by using a rectangular shape wider at the top and narrowing for the horse's snout. I use a cross to help me place the eye in the correct position.

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Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 2:
Big, sweeping curves for the large neck.
TIP: Mouse over the image to see the changes.

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Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 3:
A triangle where the ear will be. Take care to place the eye in the right position otherwise the drawing will just look plain wrong.

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Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 4:
Now I draw the head. The eye has quite a heavy lid over it. The jaw is rounded.
The hardest part is getting the shape of the mouth right. The ear is straightforward and simple. You can see how the shapes guide the drawing.

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Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 5:
I shade the eye bringing it out. When drawing remember that dark goes back and light goes forward generally. I go over parts of the head redefining the edges of the animal and indicating where patterning is above the nostrils.

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Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 6:
I add tone to the nostrils and jaw.
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Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 7:
The mane is straggly.
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Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 8:
I add loose lines to the neck.

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Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 9:
More work on the eye and beneath it. I use the side of the pencil for this shading.

Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 10:
The same technique on the jaw. Patchy little areas of shading .

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Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 11:
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Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 12:
I use darker lines on the neck. Use the side of the pencil on the mane.

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Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 13:
Back to the eye. This will be the darkest area really bringing it out.

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Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 14:
I use the tip of the pencil to indicate muscle and veins on the lower portion of the face.. I continue to darken the eye and add more tone to the snout. I build up tone around the eye and further darken the pupil.

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Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 15:
I'm getting close to the end now. I darken the face by going over it with the side of the pencil.

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Pencil Horse Drawing Tutorial Part 16:
I do the same for the neck and I'm done.

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