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How to Draw a Cute Bunny Step by Step

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What You'll Be Creating

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

Step 1

Draw 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.

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Step 2

Draw a circle below. Keep sketching, and don't press too hard!

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Step 3

Cross the circle with a "smile". This will help us place the cheeks properly.

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Step 4

Draw two circles on the sides—these will be the fluffy cheeks.

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Step 5

Draw a smaller circle inside the middle circle. This will help us with the chin.

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Step 6

Draw two other circles on top. Can you see a bunny smile already?

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Step 7

To give the eyes a cartoon cuteness, draw "butterfly wings" where the eyes will be.

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Step 8

Draw two narrow ovals inside the "wings".

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Step 9

Outline the shape of the head going around the circles.

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Step 10

Draw the cute mouth and nose.

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2. How to Draw Bunny Ears

Step 1

Draw two ovals on top of the bunny's head. This will be the base of the ears.

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Step 2

Draw two lines from the outer edge of the circles, going towards the central line of the head.

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Step 3

Now turn outside with shorter lines.

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Step 4

Draw a similar short line at the base of the ears.

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Step 5

Close the shape with subtle curves.

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Step 6

That's not all! Draw small curves at the tips of the ears.

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Step 7

Draw a line towards the inner side of the base circles.

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3. How to Draw a Bunny Body

Step 1

Add 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.

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Step 2

Draw the oval paws under the body.

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Step 3

Draw horizontal lines under the paws.

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Step 4

Draw curves around the paws to make their shape less basic.

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Step 5

Draw ovals over the paws to create a part of the leg.

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Step 6

Draw an oval behind the hind paw to create a foot.

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Step 7

Draw a fluffy tail out of a few circles.

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Step 8

You can a little fluffy ruff around the head to cover the neck.

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Step 9

Additionally, you can draw a curve around the body to better see its 3D form.

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4. How to Finish the Drawing of a Bunny

Step 1

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.

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Step 2

Outline the shine dots inside them.

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Step 3

Draw smaller shine dots on the opposite side.

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Step 4

Fill the eyes with dark shading.

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Step 5

Subtly darken the smaller shine dots.

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Step 6

Outline the mouth...

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... and the fluffy muzzle.

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Step 7

Don't outline the whole shape around the eyes. Instead, sketch a suggestion of fur without closing the shape.

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Step 8

Outline the ears with quick, short lines.

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Step 9

Outline the whole head, but don't close the shape entirely.

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Step 10

Outline the rest of the fluff.

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Step 11

Add the whiskers!

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Step 12

Finally, add a darker outline to the body and make some lines thicker for a more interesting look.

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So Cute!

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:

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