Step 15: Draw the set of legs on the other side of the body by using the first set as a template. Sketch lightly as you duplicate the shape of the leg. Then darken it when you get the structure right. Lightly sketch the shape of the hind leg to the right of the first one. Draw the horse's hoof pointing down touching the ground for added variation. Once you get the structure of the leg right, darken the lines.
Step 16 (optional): Erase as much as you can of the initial guide lines for a cleaner look. Don't worry about erasing all of the guides. It's okay to leave some behind. Re-draw any final sketch lines that you may have accidentally erased.
Final Step (optional): Add some shading to your horse drawing to give it more dimension and volume. Pick the direction of the light source when shading so that the shadows are consistent with it. Don't worry too much about the shading if you're going to add more value to your horse drawing.
You can add more value throughout your horse drawing for extra detail. You can also emphasize the shading more and skip this step for a white horse. Horses can have darker coats, coats with different-sized patches and even spots! Shade your horse however you'd like.
Add a single dark value to the entire body for a simpler coat. Try to add the value evenly across the body for a smooth coat and avoid a rough, gritty texture. Use a lighter value on a few parts of the body to represent the shine of the coat. To get different degrees of tonal value, vary the pressure on your pencil. It's always a good idea to use reference when drawing for a more accurate drawing. If you own a horse, try to duplicate its pattern on your drawing. Remember to pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace.
Finally, add a cast shadow underneath. This helps emphasize the jump of the horse.
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