Do you want to draw something cute and simple? In this tutorial I will show you how to draw a bunny from scratch, step by step. You don't need any reference and you can use any tools you want. This will be simple and fun!
Before You Start
Let's take a look at some
bunnies first, shall we? You may know what a bunny looks like, but it's
always good to refresh your memory before you start drawing.
1. How to Draw a Bunny Head
an oval—this will be the forehead. Draw it very lightly, because it's
just a guide line for later. The smaller it is, the smaller the whole
drawing will be, and drawing small is a good way to keep the proportions
right! Also, you don't need to draw the whole oval with one continuous
line—draw it with short, subtle lines, and then connect them.
Draw a circle below. Keep sketching, and don't press too hard!
Cross the circle with a "smile". This will help us place the cheeks properly.
Draw two circles on the sides—these will be the fluffy cheeks.
Draw a smaller circle inside the middle circle. This will help us with the chin.
Draw two other circles on top. Can you see a bunny smile already?
To give the eyes a cartoon cuteness, draw "butterfly wings" where the eyes will be.
Draw two narrow ovals inside the "wings".
Outline the shape of the head going around the circles.
Draw the cute mouth and nose.
2. How to Draw Bunny Ears
Draw two ovals on top of the bunny's head. This will be the base of the ears.
Draw two lines from the outer edge of the circles, going towards the central line of the head.
Now turn outside with shorter lines.
Draw a similar short line at the base of the ears.
Close the shape with subtle curves.
That's not all! Draw small curves at the tips of the ears.
Draw a line towards the inner side of the base circles.
3. How to Draw a Bunny Body
a body to the head. You can choose any shape and size you wish. I
decided to use a fat egg shape for a half-realistic, half-cartoon style.
Draw the oval paws under the body.
Draw horizontal lines under the paws.
Draw curves around the paws to make their shape less basic.
Draw ovals over the paws to create a part of the leg.
Draw an oval behind the hind paw to create a foot.
Draw a fluffy tail out of a few circles.
You can a little fluffy ruff around the head to cover the neck.
Additionally, you can draw a curve around the body to better see its 3D form.
4. How to Finish the Drawing of a Bunny
Time to finish the drawing! If you've been drawing digitally, create a new layer for these final lines. If you've been drawing traditionally, either take a darker tool to cover the lightly drawn sketch, or put a new sheet of paper on top to draw the final lines here.
Outline the shape of the eyes.
Outline the shine dots inside them.
Draw smaller shine dots on the opposite side.
Fill the eyes with dark shading.
Subtly darken the smaller shine dots.
Outline the mouth...
... and the fluffy muzzle.
Don't outline the whole shape around the eyes. Instead, sketch a suggestion of fur without closing the shape.
Outline the ears with quick, short lines.
Outline the whole head, but don't close the shape entirely.
Outline the rest of the fluff.
Add the whiskers!
Finally, add a darker outline to the body and make some lines thicker for a more interesting look.
Congratulations! You have learned how to draw a cute little bunny! If you want to learn more about real rabbits and hares, don't forget to check this tutorial:
And if you want to learn how to draw other cute animals, you may like one of these: