Arabian Horse Drawing

Arabian Horse fine art print

My Arabian horse drawing is a piece I am especially excited about. I have been horse riding since I was 6 years old. However I had loved horses long before that but on my 6th birthday I was given a certificate that said I was going to start riding lessons.  I felt and still feel I was the luckiest girl alive. It was a dream come true. Ever since my love for horses has only grown. I have decided to take a bit of a break from wildlife and focus on horses. I used to only draw horses. But felt I could not make any money from just horses. So I decided to do an Arabian horse drawing.

Arabian horses are stunning. Slight delicate faces and long flowing manes. They have a floating gate, and are very intelligent and sensitive animals. I wanted something punchy to draw so I decided on this bay Arabian horse.

My Arabian horse drawing has been a wonderful experience.  I wanted my Arabian horse drawing to show all the beautiful details in their dished faces. I feel pretty accomplished with that goal. Despite the drawing only being an 8×10 inch drawing I think it has a pleasing amount of detail.

Work in progress photos of my Arabian Horse Drawing

Here is a quick little video of me working on my Arabian horse drawing.

For my Arabian horse drawing I experimented more with Zest it pencil blender. What I found is that it made the colours more vibrant and the blacks richer.  I am really looking forward to using this product more in the future.

I hope you all love my Arabian horse drawing as much as I have enjoyed working on it. Let me know If there are any horse breeds you would like to see.

arabian horse drawing

Here are some interesting Arabian horse facts.


  • The Arabian breed is over 5,000 years old and is known as the oldest breed and the first domesticated breed of horse.
  • Arabians were originally bred in the Middle East. The Arabian horse is the oldest purebred horse in the world.
  • The Arabian was the horse the Bedouin people (nomadic people) of Arabia as early as 3000 to 2500 BC.
  • The most common coat colour of Arabians is bay. You will also see many chestnuts, grey, blacks and roans.
  • The skeleton of a pure Arabian is different from that of other horse breeds. An Arabian has 17 pairs of ribs, instead of 18 and 5 vertebrae instead of 6.
  • The average height of an Arabian is 14.1 to 15.1 hands (57 to 61 inches) tall and the average weight is 850 to 1,000 pounds.
  • The Arabian horse is considered to be the foundation of all modern horse breeds.
  • Arabians are intelligent, sensitive and courageous creatures. They are loyal if treated well and they enjoy the attention.

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