How to Draw an Abstract Horse

Let’s draw an abstract horse step by step.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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How to draw an abstract horse step 1

Take a black pen, and draw a line which is almost a curved “V”, with a spiral at the top right hand of the V. This should be on the left hand side of the page.


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Add a small oval shape just inside the left hand line of the V, and fill this in with the black pen.


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Now, add a pointed shape to the top left hand line of the “V”.


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Then, add another curved line, extending from the top of the pointed shape you have just created, and bring this up and across to the right hand side. Then, repeat this on the bottom, bringing a shorter line up and across from the top of the spiral shape.


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Bring another line down from the bottom of this shorter line, and extend this down towards the bottom right hand corner of the page.


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Next, bring a line downwards to a point, and then bring this back up – the end result should be a pointed “V” shape.


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Bring another line out from the right hand side of the V, and extend this across to the right, keeping it roughly parallel with the line above, which forms the back of the horse.


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Then, add another “V” shape just behind the first, to create the horse’s second leg.


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Now, add another leg to the back of the horse, and add a spiral to the top of this leg.


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Join the bottom line to the back leg, and add another leg in the same shape at the back.


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Next, add a long, curly line to the back of the horse, ending in a spiral – this will be part of the tail of the horse.


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Repeat this curly line, just below the first, to add a little thickness to the tail…


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Follow this up with a third line and spiral…


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And then a fourth to give your horse a really thick, luscious tail!


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Now add a small, curved “fork” to the end of each spiral, heading down towards the bottom corner of the page.


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Next, add small hatching to the strands of the tail, heading downwards in short, diagonal lines.


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Return to the head of the horse, and draw several curved lines up and out around the head, with each line ending in a spiral.


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Add the same hatching you used on the tail to the strands around the head.


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Now, decorate your horse with flowers and circle shapes, and add two horizontal lines to each of the legs, to represent hooves.


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Add a small, “bull’s eye” shape to each of the back legs.


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Now, add diagonal hatching to the inside legs of the horse.


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With a yellow-orange pen, add color to the main body and legs of the horse – leave the sections below the lines empty, and do not full in the flowers or circles.


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Now, use the yellow pen to fill in the central circles of the circular shapes, and the flowers.


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Then fill in alternate sections of the headpiece and tail with the yellow…


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Before grabbing a brown pen to fill in the other sections of the headpiece, and the tail. You can also use this color to add shading to the petals of the flowers, the outside of the circles, and the sections of the hoof.


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Using a black pen, fill in the very ends of the hooves…


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And add small, curved lines to the front of the headpiece for extra detail.


And in just a few short steps, you have brought your very own abstract horse to life- why not try experimenting with different colors and designs to create a series of colorful, vibrant animals?

Whether you are an experienced rider, or have never even sat on a horse, it is hard to deny that there is something truly incredible about these majestic creatures. Horses are revered in a number of cultures, and known for their grace, elegance and intelligence.

The American quarter horse is the most popular breed in the world, and this is largely due to their compact, muscular silhouette, which makes them suitable for a range of activities, from jumping to hunting, and their sure-footed, agile movement – even as you pick up speed. The quarter horse also has a so-called “cow sense” – an instinctive skills for maneuvering cattle, which makes them invaluable on farms and ranches. The breed is also docile, trainable and super friendly – a far cry from one of the other most popular breeds, the wild Arabian.

For many horse lovers, the Arab is the ultimate breed; they are elegant and delicate, full of quivering energy and sharp, fine lines. They also have a notoriously wild temperament, which can make them tricky to handle for all but the most experienced riders – if you climb on board an Arabian horse, it is a good idea to know what you are doing!

No matter your favorite breed, levels of experience, or confidence around our four-legged friends, the soothing, calming nature of horses means that they are amazing animals to be around, and they have even been utilized in healing and therapeutic treatments, with incredible success. Bring your very own horse to life with our simple steps above, and take some time to celebrate these wonderful animals.

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