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

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Now let's get started with the How to Draw Horses
step by step drawing tutorial.

Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 1:
Start with a sketch of the horses head. Use the thirds guide to help you position the horse head on your paper. We will be using the space in th lower third later in the lesson

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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 2:
Add detail to your sketch, keeping the pencil light.

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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 3:
I trace this very carefully using my light box and then add tones with a blunt 4B
pencil. I then blend and add more tone before blending again. I use a chamois for
this. I deliberately leave the eye alone. The fence will show a little about the
animal’s environment. We can see instantly this is a pet.

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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 4:
I blend another light coat of pencil until I think I have got it right.

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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 5:
I add detail to the eye. At this point I am not confident I have darkened the head
sufficiently so I add more pencil to the face and darker part of the neck. I repeat
this several times and blend until I have the right tones. I also do this with the
fence.

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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 6:
Now I add details. I work down the face observing my reference and removing
pencil with a putty. The base tone takes a lot of the work out for me. I work with
lines of varying pressure.
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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 7:
Once happy I take out highlights to show that light is coming from the right.
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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 8:
With the base tones well estalished, I begin working in the face.

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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 9:
Use a putty eraser to lighten the remove pencil and highlight areas.
TIP: Mouse over the image to see the changes.

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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 10:
Continue by developing the lower part of the head.

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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 11:
Use a putty eraser to lighten the remove pencil and highlight areas.
TIP: Mouse over the image to see the changes.

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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 12:
Continue by developing the front of the neck
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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 13:
Use a putty eraser to lighten the remove pencil and highlight areas.
TIP: Mouse over the image to see the changes.

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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 14:
Continue to work your way across the neck to the back.

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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 15:
Again, use a putty eraser to lighten the remove pencil and highlight areas.
TIP: Mouse over the image to see the changes.

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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 16:
Develop the horses mane.

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Horse Pencil Drawing Tutorial Part 17:
Complete your drawing of horse by woodgraining the fence.
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"How to Draw Horses!"

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