Step 2: Connect the shapes with lines.
Once you’ve sketched your basic shapes, connect them with linework. “I like to start drawing a line of action in major body mass areas like the shoulders, rear hips, and head area. That curved line indicates movement and helps unify the whole figure,” explains House.
Carve out the space along the circles you’ve drawn, but keep your curved lines loose. Then start to fill in more details, including the outline of the tail, horn, mouth, and hooves. Pro tip: Use a blue pencil first and then go over your drawing with a regular graphite pencil after. “It keeps your drawing clean from the get-go, and you can easily erase the color when you’re all done,” advises House.