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How to draw Spirit and Maximus (YouTube tutorials I tried)


"How to Draw Spirit" by animator James Baxter:

I found this tutorial on YouTube on how to draw DreamWorks' hand-drawn animated feature "Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron". It's pretty in-depth. It begins with the "skeleton" - some basic structure lines and joints - and then the "muscle" is drawn around it.  (The horses in the movie are beautifully animated). Here's the sketch I came out with:

(The video also includes instructions on coloring the sketch, but I didn't do that step.)

I also did one with Maximus from Disney's "Tangled" by animator Marc Smith. This one a quicker instruction on how to do a cartoony bust of the character:


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