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How to Draw Realistic Horses by jacamat How to Draw Realistic Horses by jacamat
ENJOY! If you use this please link me to your work -- I'd love to see!


This is a very basic drawing tutorial of a horse in a standard position. I threw a few tips in there which can be used when drawing horses in any position, but with drawing any animal the ultimate goal is to experiment and see what works best for you. This just happens to be what has worked for me in the past. :)

These can be applied to traditional drawing techniques as well, and other programs like Corel Painter/Draw, and The GIMP.

Hope this can be helpful to somebody. ^^
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FallenAng3lic Featured By Owner May 27, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! If possible, Could I send you notes and get some other tips from you?
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shadeonasunnyday Featured By Owner May 13, 2015
Very helpful, thanks!
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Keep-On-Cantering Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2015  Student General Artist
this was very helpful, thanks
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MaggieFurfriend Featured By Owner May 30, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
I gotta correct you on this one .. The legs are too long - they are the same length as the head (without the hoof)- and the tummy is too short .. And this angle is way too hard for beginners to follow .. 
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BBandAll Featured By Owner Jun 1, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Some horses have really long legs - my mom's thoroughbred has super long legs.
 I think the tummy is too short because of the angle the horse is standing. :)
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MaggieFurfriend Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
But the angle is not right either .. 
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Lightfoot-Hearts Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2014
Agreed.
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Lullivy Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2014
nice tut
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WindyCloud Featured By Owner Dec 29, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for this. For me, realism is my style, and I'm not able to do. It was very good for me to see this tutorial as its very helpful. Well, me , it helped me a lot and made me an eletroshock. When you said «If you have heart set on being an artist, follow your dreams.» almost made me cry as this is exactly what I feel.

Thank you for this !
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keep-the-impulse Featured By Owner May 10, 2013
and i still dont know how or what sight to use
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MeadowPointEquine Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2013  Student Digital Artist
well that helped alot 4 me
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Tuckerlyn Featured By Owner Nov 21, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
this is amazing. im trying to improve my anatony. ( mine suck and i feel really depressed about it ) so ive been searching dA for tutorials, and so far yours has been the only one ive found that is actually helpful.
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jacamat Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
i'm so happy you find it useful! best of luck to you and your work! it's just practice and patience. :)
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Tuckerlyn Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks <3
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xXFeral-OneXx Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2012  Professional General Artist
plz join my horse web [link]
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BlondeBanana98 Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You do a great job at the hooves!!! :D
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BlueFluffyDragon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
What happened to your coloring tutorial? I was gonna use it! D: :)
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Juniperminthe Featured By Owner May 7, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks so much! This will really help me with my horses!
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IllusionalDepths Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This was really helpful!!! I think you should do a coloring one too :D
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Imatotalloser Featured By Owner Mar 7, 2012
Thanks so much. I've been trying to work on drawing horses. I didn't use the paint part, but the sketch part was very helpful.
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Wolves9966 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thank you soooooooooooo much! I've been searching for sooo long on how to draw a horse
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Horsemanship57 Featured By Owner Jan 2, 2012
Going to attempt to sketch on paper :D should be fun :')
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Wakimi Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
beautiful tutorial!!
I love the way you drawing horse :)
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Cupcakemadness38 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2011  Hobbyist Artist
Thankyou for this :hug: I have had a go and am very pleased with the outcome, I will be uploading it now, so if you want to see what you have helped my do, please feel free, thankyou vert very much :hug:
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Cathola Featured By Owner Nov 20, 2011
Wow!
It´s amazing!!
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ElenaSalvatore Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2011
Oh my shit,it's amazing!
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rambler22 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2011
GOSH!!!!!I think i could do it but with my program, gimp, i have a lot of trouble having straight lines and i need a tablet!!! :faint:
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CrimsonForest Featured By Owner May 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
THIS.


...is going to save my ass later.
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gyzycat Featured By Owner Apr 15, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
<3 <3 <3
LOVE IT. But I put a little ( type thing on the end of the mouth. i think it looks cool. if you know what i mean, hahaha. :)
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jacamat Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Yep! And thanks! =D
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thunderwitch517 Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2011
It has been a very long time since I've drawn a horse. This is a great tutorial! I can't wait to try it out, though it will be with pencil and paper.
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aragoandluck Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2011
Amazing! thanks I used on my free lineart 1
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4EverIsntLongEnough Featured By Owner Mar 9, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
I used your AMAZING tut here! [link] its not finished yet but i like it so far... please comment!
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RedDemonBlood Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wash the a Da Vinci quote? You are my new friend :iconglompplz:
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jacamat Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
=D
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iluvdevilschild Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link] You've been featured!
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chestnutwolf Featured By Owner Jan 5, 2011  Student Digital Artist
Very cool tutorial. I mainly draw dragons and wolfs but I recently decided I wanted to learn how to draw horses too since they are one of my favorite animals too, and this tutorial should help me a lot. *faves it*
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jacamat Featured By Owner Jan 16, 2011  Professional Interface Designer
Good luck!! I hope it's useful to you! :)
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HaniHunni Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2010  Student Digital Artist
;A; <3 I love you for making this tutorial!
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ChachiTonks Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If I only ever used the leg part of this tutorial it'd still be an amazing help. I've wanted to just give up so many times because of all the weird, little issues, but this tutorial is freaking AMAZING and I'll certainly be trying it out on something soon (or maybe scan the thing that I did while reading it!)

<333333 Awesome.
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iluvdevilschild Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2010  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
[link] Very helpful!
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kissesdamoon2 Featured By Owner Aug 25, 2010  Student
wow this is very useful stuff :D its amasing
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jacamat Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Thank you! :D
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HyperKitty-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Very cool.
I've never attempted drawing horses yet, and I've only taken an interest now, so I think I'll use it. xD
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jacamat Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010  Professional Interface Designer
Good luck! Love to see what you come up with. :)
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HyperKitty-Dragon Featured By Owner Jun 8, 2010
Thank you!
Your art is amazing. :blush:
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SkyHighStables Featured By Owner Jan 12, 2010
this is awesome :)
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hundybauchy37 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
Your epic tutorial inspired me to do this: [link]

:)
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jacamat Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009  Professional Interface Designer
Wow, stunning work!
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hundybauchy37 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2009
thanks! :D
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