How to Draw a Jumping Horse

Horses are at their most beautiful when they are in full movement, and the chance to see them running, playing, and jumping is a glorious sight. To help make the most of this, we are going to learn how to draw your very own stunning jumping horse – let’s get started.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start by using a black pen to draw a “V” shape, angled to the bottom right of the page, and join the two sides with a jagged line.


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Next, add two tall triangles to the top of this for ears.


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Bring a line down, across and up, and then across and curving up – this is the face and mouth of your horse.


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Add a small almond shape to the face, with a small dot to create an eye.


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Now, bring a curved line across from behind the ear, heading to the left and curving down at the end. Repeat this with a similar shape at the bottom.


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Next, bring a wavy, jagged line right across from the left ear, curving across to the left and down – this is your horse’s stunning, flowing mane.


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At the end of the line, continue the mane back across to the right, until you meet the top curved line.


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Continue to add texture and detail to the mane.


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Next, bring a line across to the left, and then take it down to the bottom of the page.


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Add a bumpy line, heading to the bottom left-hand corner, and end this with a short, vertical line. Bring another curved line up to the right, creating the back leg, and then add a hoof to the end of this.


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Next, bring a curved line across from the back leg, and curve this across and up. Add another line to the right of this one.


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Add another leg, complete with hoof, behind the first…


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Now, add a “v” shape to the front of your horse’s body, and then add another “hook” behind this for one front leg…


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And then repeat this for the second front leg.


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Add a short vertical line to the end, and then connect this to the curved line of the stomach.


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Now, add a large, dramatic tail emerging from the back of your horse – make this as jagged and textured as possible.


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Fill the tail with a series of textures and patterns to make it really thick and splendid.


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Now, use an orange pen to fill in these patterns in the tail, and a few in the mane.


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Fill in the rest of the mane, tail, and hooves with a yellow pen…


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And then use a brown pen for the main body of your horse.


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Grab the black pen and draw the horse’s nostril to complete your drawing.


Now, that is a majestic site – a stunning horse, free and wild and jumping for the fun of it. What could be better?

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