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Horse Tutorial:Proportions by vixentheangryfox Horse Tutorial:Proportions by vixentheangryfox
I've started a small series of tutorials on how to draw horses on the VHR forums^_^

This is the second of them, it's just the basic guidelines of horse proportions
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HippieAle Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2014  Hobbyist Artist
This is really helpful! Thank you for sharing this! 
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Okami2009 Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Beautiful!
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anniehorselover Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
Would you mind if I used this for a geometry of the horse project I'm doing? I would give you full credit. This is a very nice diagram.
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Mar 14, 2013  Professional Interface Designer
Feel free! Though this is a very old diagram, I should really update it :\
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:iconanniehorselover:
anniehorselover Featured By Owner Mar 15, 2013  Student Traditional Artist
It probably won't matter to my geometry teacher :XD:
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llequine Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2012  Student General Artist
This is great! Love it
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Exzhibit97 Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2012
That's interesting... Thanks!
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Sephinta Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is so helpful! Thank you!
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Craftycat018 Featured By Owner Apr 10, 2012  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very helpful, thankyou :D!
cant wait to draw a horse now :3
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Theartbrush Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I used your horse chart for my Bensalem Senior Center art class.
Posted to my fb page.
thanks for posting.
Pete,Theartbrush
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Ali3D Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2012  Hobbyist Photographer
very useful, thank you very much :)
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BBLESixx Featured By Owner Jul 28, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
this helped me a lot THANKS!! <3
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merwingirl Featured By Owner Jun 27, 2011  Student General Artist
thanks you! i was having ALOT of problems with the legs... they were too long or too short. im gonna try the techinique. thanks again!
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MadMegane Featured By Owner May 9, 2011
this is very helpful. Thanks!
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HarmaaTabby Featured By Owner Apr 30, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
This is really useful, because I usually make horse heads too little... xD Thank you for making this! :)
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sergun34 Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2011
Very nice. Thank you. :)
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FreisianGal Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2011
Nice to know! I'm always afraid that my heads are too big... :( Maybe I'm just obsessing over it. :shrug: Because I always think it's either too small of too big.

This may help. :p
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Terrichen Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Student
Wow. Very helpful, thanks a lot. :)
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G-E-Oriens Featured By Owner Dec 16, 2010  Hobbyist Digital Artist
fav'd to keep handy for reference ^_^
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september28 Featured By Owner Oct 16, 2010  Student General Artist
Very helpful!
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Apatheticc Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2010
woot!
This is great!
I always mess up on proportions. Thanks so much:)
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Vivrephile Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2010  Student Photographer
Thanks for posting this! It's really helpful!
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Indian-Outlaw13 Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010
Thank You! :blowkiss:
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thunderbulletz Featured By Owner Feb 26, 2010
Very useful tutorial! That head length system is great way to get the proportions right. :)
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ghost-eye Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2009
Thanks for doing that, I'll find it useful
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naomi2104 Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2009
wow! awesome!!

you have more tutorials? I've seen the eye one... but now I want to learn more from you!!
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YunikoYokai Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
this is so helpful, I can never work out the right proportions for the legs of a horse >o< foals are a little easier
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Equine-Art-Reference Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2009
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ArcticFox767 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2009
WOW this will help me so much! thanks! :D
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FearlessFilly Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2009
This is great! Thanks. :)
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:iconfedini:
Fedini Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2008  Hobbyist Digital Artist
helpful! thanks! :3
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ever-ambient Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2008
Yay! Horse proportions! I'll need these for designing my clay sculpture for tomorrow, tanx! ^______^
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Oct 15, 2008  Professional Interface Designer
Happy they help...I should really update this tutorial though O.o
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MuGi-da-G Featured By Owner Sep 3, 2008
WOW!:omfg:Nice tutorial, now i can draw other tha deformed horses.:D
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xxMEANDTHEMOON Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2007
FINALLY. a tutorial that actually has CORRECT proportions. all the ones i've found so far, the horses are so out of proportion. haha
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AxelMedellin Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2006  Professional Digital Artist
I really learn from this ;)
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
^_^ I was hoping it would be usefull
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DreamHorseStudios Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
The only other proportion I could think of is noting that the knees and hocks are typically on the same plane (line, if we're using the box model.) ;)
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Really?? I though hocks usually rested just over the line O.o

...*goes to look through horse photos*
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DreamHorseStudios Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Sometimes it is just over, but they're typically on the same plane. Depends on the horse, really.
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Ahh^_^ now that makes sense:) I'll have to keep that in mind
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aautio Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006
Another good one. The proportions i got down from your previous advice, but it's good to have a graphic reference and the skeleton is going to be very helpful for posing! Thanks for making this! :)
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Jan 26, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
Your welcome^__^
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frostfoxfire Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
w00t you took my advise and made a tutorial!! ^_^ Yay Gilly-bean!
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
I did =D lol it was good advice
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MariahWhy Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006  Hobbyist General Artist
Cool. I'm always trying to figure out proprtions when I'm drawing horses. This helps a good bit!
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
^__^ happy it helps
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kitarakata Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
Oooo, awsome! Though I never draw horses, it could come really useful if I ever do. XD
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vixentheangryfox Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006  Professional Interface Designer
xD lol I hope it is
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white-rainstorm Featured By Owner Jan 21, 2006
This is so cool!! :D I love you. I always screw up my proportions with horses, so this is a huge help!!

+fav 'cause it's teh amazing.
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