How to Draw a Flying Horse, Flying Horse

Artist: Dawn / August 3, 2011

Step 1.

Yo may have some difficulty with this lesson if you are a novice artist. Do the best that you can and remember to take your time. Start by making three shapes, one for the head, another for the the chest, and one more shape for the back end. Draw or    

Step 2.

Begin sketching out the shape of the horse's face and head like so, and then sketch in the ears, mouth, and some of the neck.

Step 3.

Lightly sketch out the horse's eyes like so and notice how the expression is based on that of a real horse. The definition and detail needs to be drawn in on the snout and then sketch in the nostrils and inner ear tissue.

Step 4.

Now its time to begin sketching out the flying horse's mane which is very loose and free looking. The strands are thick, and long and there is even a band on a chunk which could have been placed there by a villager that owns this horse.

Step 5.

Okay, sketch in the neck, chest, and then the front legs and hooves. AS you know horses have very defined bodies due to all the muscle they have. You will need to show the muscle definition by sketching in some overlaying lines. When you're done, mov   

Step 6.

Sketch in the loose section of horse hair on the calf of the horse's leg. When that is done sketch in the hooves, and then draw in some of the back as well as more body detailing.

Step 7.

You are officially almost done with this drawing now that you are half way in. Finish sketching out the arch of the back as well as the rear of the animal, and then one of the back legs. Draw the belly and then the genitalia of the horse.

Step 8.

All you have to do here is sketch out the other hind leg and hoof. Once that is done just keep moving along.

Step 9.

This is one of my favorite steps because here you will begin sketching out the long, lush beautiful tail. I love the way that the hair strands separate as they blow in the breeze. The tips should look sharp, and the tail should be detailed as you see   

Step 10.

Begin drawing out the entire wing layout like so, and notice how I drew the ends of the wing to bend or fold down a bit. This is to convey an action pose. Sketch out some feather tips, and then the ends.

Step 11.

Sketch out the other wing the very same way, and then sketch in all the detailing and definition on the feather ends or edges. Take your time like always as you draw out wings.

Step 12.

And finally clean up the drawing by erasing the lines and shapes that you drew in step one. Sketch in all the detailing to the wings like so, and then add last minute definition to the mane.

Step 13.

Look how awesome your flying horse drawing looks now. Choose your tones to color in your new drawing, and then be sure to definitely upload your work when you're done.

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Artist: Dawn
Date Added: August 3, 2011
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Description: Yesterday I was drawing live for a while and the stream was pretty cool because I was making another fantasy based drawing and then turned it into a tutorial. So having said that, I think you will all agree that some of you have been waiting all day to learn "how to draw a flying horse", step by step. I was going to name this tutorial just Pegasus, but we all know what Pegasus looks like. A flying horse on the other hand can be drawn to look like anything you want. For instance, in me design I chose to add some bands on the ends of the mane to show style, and the fiery colors are supposed to represent fire, and passion. The color green I chose to go with expresses the origins of this flying animal. The green suggests that this breed of flying horse lives or comes from deep inside the forest. Because of this fact, the earthy tones convey this through the color coordination. No matter what you choose to color your drawing in with, one thing remains the same, teaching yourself "how to draw a flying horse" is probably one of the “must do” things that all artists have to draw at least once in their life. I know I have drawn my share. Well, that’s it, the time is here when you start a journey that will take you to fantasy land. Don’t forget to rate, comment and fav all your favorite tutorials here on