Like I mentioned here, I love drawing horses. When I was young, I was that type of little girl who if you would asked what her favorite animal is, she would promptly reply “a horse!”, and would dream of owning a horse, and riding a horse across rolling hills into the sunset, and whatever scrap of paper was on hand, the first thing you would find her doodle would be a horse.
Curiously enough, I hardly owned any accessories, clothes, or toys with horse prints, my bedroom was not decorated with horses, and I think I only ever rode a pony once when I was young.
But I still do enjoy drawing horses and I strive to get better at it. This is a collection of a few of my horse sketches throughout the years. Some of the drawings are from five years ago, others are more recent, while some are drawings from my preteen-ish years. But now that I stop to think of it, I realize none are from the last 3 years! Wow, I haven’t been drawing horses in awhile!
You may recognize some horses from cartoons. The movie “Spirit Stallion of the Cimmaron” was a little addictive for me when it came out (though I wouldn’t endorse it now because of the New Age-y and anti-white/western expansion messages it has). I loved the way the horses were illustrated in the movie.
There are a few unfinished sketches sprinkled among the rest. I thought I would share them anyway because they have their own charm. Cowgirls and cowboys are naturally characters present in my horse drawings, yes, Toy Story too! I also have a sketch of a little donkey with a cart that I copied from a historical book.
I hope you enjoy scrolling through my sketches. Let me know which one was your favorite!
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