My wife Laurel and I live in Texas and, although we don’t have any horses, they are all around us. As a matter of fact, we occasionally feed our next door neighbors’ horses when they are away, and it’s always an amazing experience.
Our neighbors have a long driveway that crosses the horses’ main pasture. When we walk over there, they know it’s “goodie time.” As we walk up that driveway, these two huge animals come up and walk right alongside us. Sometimes they’ll even nuzzle our ears as we walk. It’s an awe-inspiring experience. I’m 6’1″ and they’re both taller than I am!
This week’s how-to-draw post is about horses. I’ve pulled together some great Web resources for your homeschool art class, with suggestions for children from Kindergarten on up. So get out your pencils and let’s have some fun.
“Cartoonish” Horse (for K-1) — http://printables.scholastic.com/printables/detail/?id=27738
This is great for K-1st grade (and maybe a little older). It’s a cartoonish style, but its simplicity is what makes it useful. Very easy for young children.
Easy Horse Line Drawing (Elementary to middle school) — http://www.samanthasbell.com/horse-drawing-step-step/
This step-by-step is a more realistic drawing, but it’s still fairly easy. Good for middle graders.
Advanced: Horse portrait — http://drawsketch.about.com/od/learntodrawhorses/ss/draw-horse-head.htm
If your children are up for a serious challenge, have them get out their colored pencils and tackle this portrait of a horse’s head.
Horse Activity Pages — http://www.printactivities.com/Theme-Printables/Horse-Printables.html
Here’s a page full of “horse-themed” printable activity pages, including some coloring pages for younger children.
Finally, here’s a short video about how to draw a horse “portrait” (just the head). It’s a good project for an intermediate student.