Draw Shetland Pony 6

Step 6: Draw four lines under the body (two below each circle) as guides for the legs. The pony's front leg will be stepping forward. The top part of the guide will be shaped like the letter L. The remaining part of the guide is longer and angles slightly near the bottom. The other front leg is just a vertical line with a slight bend at the bottom. The guides for the pony's hind legs are basically two vertical lines that bend slightly in the middle to indicate where the joints will be. Ponies have short legs, so don't draw these guide lines too long.


Draw Shetland Pony 7

Step 7: Draw a series of curved lines that connect the major shapes to form the rest of the body. The lines on the left side create the neck, and the lines in the middle make up the torso. Draw a long vertical line on the left side of the body as a guide for the pony's tail.


Draw Shetland Pony Sketch

That's it for the initial sketch! From this point on, press harder with your pencil to get a more defined sketch.


Draw Shetland Pony 8

Step 8: Lightly sketch a half-circle inside the pony's head for the eyes. Use the construction lines to help with placement. When you get the placement right, darken the top part of the eye using a thick line to create the eyelashes. Darken the bottom of the eye using a thinner line. Add a tiny circle inside to represent glare. Shade the inside of the eye except for the tiny circle that represents glare. Draw a short, curved line above the eye for the eyelid. Add a series of short lines under the eye for the wrinkles and folds of skin. Draw a few quick, short strokes higher above the eye for detail on the coat.


Draw Shetland Pony 9

Step 9: Draw a small curved line near the tip of the pony's muzzle for the nostril. Shade the right side of the curved line and add a couple more curved lines for more structure.

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