Learn the simple steps to draw an adorable bunny in this easy-to-follow tutorial. Whether you’re a beginner or an experienced artist, you can easily create a cute bunny using basic shapes.
You don’t need any fancy drawing supplies for this tutorial. Just grab a pencil and a piece of paper, and you’re ready to go. If you prefer digital drawing, a tablet and stylus will work too.
Step 1: Drawing the Bunny Head
Start by drawing an oval at a slight angle, facing downwards. This oval will serve as the foundation for the bunny’s head.
Step 2: Adding Nose, Mouth, and Jaw
From the bottom of the head oval, draw another rounded shape. It’s not a perfect oval or circle; instead, it resembles a U shape with a slight point in the middle, connecting the top and bottom of the shape.
Step 3: Adding the Bunny Ear
Now, return to the top of the head oval and create a carrot shape. This elongated shape represents the bunny’s ear.
Step 4: Drawing the Bunny’s Body
Moving to the back of the bunny, draw another oval on an angle. This oval should be larger, about one and a half times the size of the head oval. Place it behind the ear.
Step 5: Connecting the Body and Head
Create an arc from a little before the bottom of the back oval towards the chin of the bunny (the U shape). Make sure to leave some space between the arc and the chin.
Step 6: Drawing the Second Bunny Ear
Behind the ear and head, draw a line to connect the top of the larger oval with the smaller oval. This line also serves as the base for the second ear. Create an elongated “D” shape next to the first ear, slightly thinner than the first one.
Step 7: Adding the Bunny’s Back Feet
At the base of the larger oval, draw a foot for the bunny. Start with a carrot shape, flatten it out at the bottom where it meets the ground, and leave a space for the heel. Then, create a soft line upward to connect it to the larger oval. Draw another foot without the heel halfway up the bottom arc of the bunny.
Step 8: Adding the Bunny’s Front Feet
Extend a curved line inward from one-fourth of the way into the arc space, and then curve it outward to create a small bump for the toes. Finish it off with a flat line on the same level as the back feet. Repeat this shape right next to it.
Step 9: Drawing the Bunny’s Tail
Add a little cottontail on the outer side of the larger oval, right on the bunny’s backside. A half-circle shape will do.
Step 10: Adding Details by Overlapping Shapes
To add depth, erase some of the overlapping lines while leaving a small portion to define the jaw, chin, bottom, and the area where the hip meets the foot. Make sure not to erase the arc on the front foot facing away from us.
Step 11: Drawing the Bunny’s Eye
At the pointed area of the U shape, create a short diagonal line as the bunny’s nose. A little further back, draw an almond-shaped black dot for the eye.
Step 12: Finalizing the Bunny’s Details
Now it’s time to add the final details. Draw the inside of the ears, but don’t complete the inside of the ear facing away from us. Add some small, wispy whiskers and highlights on the eyes. Voila! You have drawn a cute little bunny rabbit.
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Printable Guide: How to Draw a Bunny
For step-by-step instructions on how to draw a bunny, refer to this printable guide.
- Or tablet and stylus
- Or tablet and stylus
Here’s a list of drawing tools that are perfect for any beginner:
- Drawing a bunny head: Draw an oval at an angle, facing downwards. This will serve as the foundation for the bunny’s head.
- Adding nose, mouth, and jaw: From the bottom of the head oval, draw another rounded shape resembling a U. This will be the bunny’s nose, mouth, and jaw.
- Adding the bunny ear: Create a carrot shape starting from the top of the head oval. This will serve as the bunny’s ear.
- Drawing the bunny’s body: Draw a larger oval behind the ear on an angle. Make it about one and a half times the size of the head oval.
- Connecting the body and head: Create an arc from a little before the bottom of the back oval towards the chin of the bunny. Leave some space between the arc and the chin.
- Drawing the second bunny ear: Connect the top of the larger oval with the smaller oval using a line. Then, create an elongated “D” shape next to the first ear.
- Adding the bunny’s back feet: At the base of the larger oval, draw a foot shape and another one halfway up the bottom arc of the bunny.
- Adding the bunny’s front feet: Extend a curved line inward from one-fourth of the way into the arc space. Curve it outward for a small bump representing the toes. Repeat this shape next to it.
- Drawing the bunny’s tail: Add a half-circle shape on the outer side of the larger oval, representing the cottontail.
- Adding details by overlapping shapes: Erase some of the overlapping lines but leave a small portion to define the jaw, chin, bottom, and the area where the hip meets the foot. Don’t erase the arc on the front foot facing away from us.
- Drawing the bunny’s eye: Create a short diagonal line for the nose, then draw an almond-shaped black dot for the eye.
- Finalizing the bunny’s details: Draw the inside of the ears, small wispy whiskers, and highlights on the eyes to complete the cute bunny rabbit.
Remember to have fun and experiment with your own style as you draw your bunny. Happy drawing!
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