How to Draw a Horse's Head
In order to draw a Horse or Pony, you need a lot of practice and a good sense of proportion. If you are a beginner, however, perhaps it's a good idea to start with perfecting drawing the horse head. It is important to pay attention to its exact shape to convey the beauty and grace of this animal. It might also help you to refer to the actual photo of a horse's head as you draw. There is a separate lesson to drawing the entire horse though.
Start drawing a horse head with three circles. First sketch the initial contours, as they will be the basis for our drawing a horse head. Using # 2 pencil, draw three circles like so: biggest one on top, smallest one on the bottom, and a medium-sized one in the middle. Please try to replicate my drawing in this step.
Draw the contours of the horse's head. Work on the tentative contours of the horse's snout and head without pressing too hard on your pencil in case you might need to correct some lines later. Add a tiny circle to the largest circle that will be the horse's eyeball.
How to draw horse's ears, nostrils, and neck. Place the ears on top of the horse's head. Outline the long neck and add nostrils and lip line. Now you can erase extra lines from your drawing.
The horse's bridle. A bridle is necessary in order to be able to control a horse. Usually only horses in the wild or on the farm do not wear a bridle. First draw a small ring near the edge of the horse's mouth and a part of the bridle coming out of the mouth. As you progress through your drawing, add some more detail at every step. Draw a mane and perfect the shape of the eyes and nostrils.
Finish drawing the bridle. At this step lesson how to draw a horse head, finish drawing the bridle and the ears. Aren't you proud to say that you're almost done?
Add shadows to your drawing. This step is important and involves a certain sense of artistry in order to give the horse's head volume that makes it look realistic. It will suffice to add shadows with a # 2 pencil rather than coloring in your drawing. In this easy lesson, we used the simple steps of drawing horse head. I hope this tutorial has helped you.