Before we all owned fancy cars and drove from place to place, the tracks and roads around our homes would have been dominated by horses and carts, and we would have relied on these magnificent creatures to get us from A to B.
Ready to picture what that scene would have looked like? Then let’s take a closer look!
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Start by taking a ruler and a black fineliner pen, and drawing three straight, horizontal lines in the top right corner of your page. Make the top two lines slightly closer together.
Next, add horizontal lines to the ends of the lines to create two long, thin rectangles.
Use the fineliner pen and the ruler to add another rectangle just below the group, and connect the shapes together with two long, vertical parallel lines at the right end. Extend the bottom of these down past the bottom of the rectangle slightly.
Add another, single vertical line to the left of this, and then two more sets of parallel lines to the left end.
Now, add another horizontal line to the bottom…
And then add two curved, parallel lines to the end of this, curving across to the left. Join these with a line at the end.
Add a small curved shape to the right of the bottom line, and then use the ruler to draw a straight line, angled at around 45 degrees, to the end of this.
Now, add a curved line between the bottom line and the one above it, and two curved, parallel lines to the bottom of this. Connect this to the straight line with a long, thin shape.
Now, add a straight line to the top corner of the curve on the left. Add another, slightly longer line to the left of this.
Connect the bottom of this line to the shapes on the right with a straight, slightly curved line…
And then add a small circle to the bottom of this.
Now, use the ruler to add a series of “spokes” emerging from the center of this circle – this will soon be transformed into the wheel of your cart.
Add another three circles all around the first to create the wheel.
Now, add another, second wheel just behind the first.
Return to the top of your cart, and draw two angled shapes, almost like “7” shapes, on either side of the thin lines on the left.
Now for the horse – add a triangle to the left of the cart, and bring a curved line down from the back of this. Curve this across to the left. Then, bring another curved line down from the front of the ear, heading towards the bottom left-hand corner of your page, and hook this across to the top right.
Add another triangle shape just in front of the ears…
And then add a line just above the top of the nose for the muzzle. Add a dot to the bottom of this, and then another short line above this.
Now, add another small circle for the eye, and fill this in almost completely, leaving just a small dot at the top.
Bring a curved line across from the back of the head, heading towards the right…
And then bring a line down from the front ear, down to the bottom of the face.
Next, connect this to the line above the nose with a straight line, and add a second, parallel line below this.
From the gap, bring two curved, parallel lines across for the reins…
And then bring a line down, skip the reins, and head straight down. At the bottom, flick this line across slightly to the bottom left-hand corner of the page.
Add another curved line to the right of this, roughly level with the line straightening out…
And connect this to the line at the front to create the front leg. Add a small shape to the bottom for a hoof.
Repeat this with another leg just behind the first…
And then connect the end of the reins to the cart with two more curved, parallel lines. Add another line to the top to complete the horse’s back.
Now, add two more curved, parallel lines to the end of the horse’s back, connecting this to the cart.
Bring down two lines, connected with an angle at the bottom, to create the horse’s tail.
Draw the horse’s mane.
From the line of the belly, bring two lines down from a point, heading towards the bottom right-hand corner of the page. Then, bring the lines straight down, and angle them slightly to the left.
Add a back leg to the left of this shape, and then use the lines to create the second leg at the back.
It’s time to color our drawing! Grab a black pen, and fill in the hooves, the main and tail, and the outer rims of the wheel.
Grab a brown pen and fill in the body of the horse…
And then use the black pen to fill in the top of the cart.
Grab a blue pen for the main frame of the cart…
And then shade the inner rim of the wheels, and the bottom section with a darker blue pen.
Finally, use a blue pencil for the horse’s tack and the bottom of the cart.
And voila – you have created your very own stunning horse and cart scene, brought to life right in front of you! Now, all you need is a story to go with it – where are they going?