How to Draw a Cute Girl Riding a Horse

As any horse fan will confirm, there is no freedom like that to be found on horseback: the wind in your hair, the connection to your animal, and the freedom to go anywhere you choose. In just a few short steps, we will bring this idyllic scene to life.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start by taking a black fineliner pen, and drawing a small “almond” shape at the top of your page.


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Add a small semicircle mark above this, and then two curves, both pointing down, to create eyes. Add a few marks to the outside edges of the eyes for long lashes.


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Now, draw a diagonal line above the eyes.


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At the right end of this, curve the line around and bring it back across to meet the left end in a point.


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Add a large semicircle to the top of this for a riding hat, and then add a smaller “n” shape to the very center.


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Bring a “crescent moon” shape out from the left-hand side of the hat…


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And then enclose the face with a large, curved shape, angling this in slightly at the right end.


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Add two semicircles, one on either side, for ears, and make a small mark inside each of these.


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Now, add a long, thin shape below the face…


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And bring a curved line down slightly on the right. Repeat this on the left, this time extending the line down slightly further.


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On the right, add two curved, horizontal, parallel lines, heading off to the right. Join these at the end with a straight, vertical line.


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Add a small semicircle to the bottom line…


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And then add a wavy line to the left side to create hair.


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Add another section of hair to the right…


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And then bring a line down from below the right arm, and connect it to the left side with two horizontal lines.


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Just above this, add two short, horizontal lines, with a circle at the end of each.


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From below this, bring a curved line down, across to the left, and back up slightly. Then connect this to the left side with a curved line.


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Add two short, parallel lines to the end of this, and add a curved line to create a foot.


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Add a dashed line emerging from the top of the boot, across to the left, and then another curved line across this one.


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Next, add two parallel lines across the bottom of the boot, and bring two vertical lines down from this.


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Add a “reverse c” shape to the front of the leg, and bring a curved line across and up on the left to create the saddle.


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Add another rim outside the edge of the saddle.


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Next, bring a hand out from the end of the sleeve…


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Bring a line up from the front of the saddle, passing in front of the hand and extending slightly above this.


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Add a “point” to the top of this to create one equine ear…


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And then bring a line down from just below the tip of the ear to the top of the sleeve, and then one just below.


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Next, add a wavy “almond shape” to the front of the ear to create a forelock, and then add another tiny point behind it to create the second ear.


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Bring a line down from the front of the forelock, and then bring it out, down and back in to form a nose, and add another shape, this time slightly shorter, below for the outline of the jaw.


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Add a curved line to the nose and jaw section, and then add a small circle in the nose for a nostril…


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Next, add a circle to the left of the nose, and another, smaller circle inside the first to create an eye.


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Now, add two small “rings”, one below the eye, and one just to the left.


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Draw two wavy, parallel lines connecting the hand to the bottom ring, and then forward to the bottom of the nose.


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Draw another two lines to connect the bottom ring to the top one, and then the top ring to the bottom of the forelock.


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Bring a curved line across from the bottom of the jaw, and then down towards the bottom of the page.


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Extend this line down slightly, adding a slight bend at the knee, and then add another, parallel line to the left to create a leg.


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At the end of the leg, add a “bell” shape to create a hoof…


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Before bringing two more parallel lines out to the right of the first one.


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Add another hoof to the bottom…


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And then bring a line across from the back of the saddle, before curving it down towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page.


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Add another line to the right of this – this should run parallel at the bottom, and then flare out slightly.


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Add another hoof to the end of this…


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And then bring the top of the leg up and across to meet the front ones.


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Add a curved line beneath this for the belly…


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Add another leg just in front of the back one…


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And then add another hoof to the end of this.


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Next, bring two curved lines across from the top of the back, streaming across to the left and ending in a point to create a tail.


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Grab a light brown pen and use this to gently shade in the face of the rider.


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Use a yellow pen for the jodhpurs and the hair of the rider…


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And then use a pink pen to fill in the saddle, and add small pink spots to the cheeks.


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Use a red pen for the outside of the saddle, and the brim of the riding hat.


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Grab a brown pen, and use this to fill in the body of the horse.


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Use a brown pen again on the muzzle to add an extra detail.


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Now, use a light brown pen for the tummy…


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And add color to the boots of the rider with a dark brown pen. Use the same shade on the top of the hat.


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Now, use the dark brown pen for the hooves, mane and tail of the horse, as well as the elbow patch and button detail of the rider.


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Grab a cyan pen, and use this for the jacket…


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And then use a blue pen for the sleeve and collar of the rider.


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Finally, grab a black pen, and add color to the bridle on the horse’s face.


And there we have it – a horse and her rider, ready to take on all kinds of amazing adventures!

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