How to Draw a Bunny
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It’s no surprise that bunnies are one of the most popular animals (thanks Easter bunny and Bugs Bunny), and anyone who has ever had a pet bunny, or even just seen one in person, will understand why. Bunnies, with their fluffy fur and inquisitive nature, have a way of bringing out the inner child in all of us. It can be very simple to draw animals, even for complete beginners and kids. This easy bunny drawing is great for novice artists and younger artists. If you want to draw a cute bunny with a simple drawing method this tutorial is for you.
Materials Needed to Draw a Bunny
- Pencil: To draw a bunny, you will need a pencil. If you don’t have a pencil, any other type of writing utensil will work just as well.
- Paper: You will also need some paper. If you don’t have any at home, you can easily find them in any store.
- Eraser: An eraser is optional, but I recommend using one to erase any mistakes you make while drawing.
- Coloring Materials:
Easy Steps for drawing a Bunny
- Step One: Draw the rabbit’s head with curved lines. Start by drawing a small circle that is a bit smaller at the top then the bottom. Next draw the first ear on the side and then add the second ear on the other side of the circle.
- Step Two: Make a drawing of the bunny’s face. Draw two small circles in the middle of the larger circle for the bunny’s eyes. Draw a small circle for the little nose. In order to create the bunny’s mouth, draw a curved line below the nose on each side. You can also have fun and change your bunny’s expression. With any of the other fun bunny face ideas.
- Step Three: Add two arms from the side of the circle and leave room in the middle for a carrot. You can also add an easter egg or any object you desire for the bunny to hold.
- Step Four: Make a drawing of the bunny’s body which will be a bit of an oval shape. This design has the bunny sitting. I like to lightly draw the body first and then add the bunny’s front feet once I get the basic shapes right. You may need to erase some lines so keep your eraser handy.
- Step Five: Finish up with a few finishing touches. You should remove any pencil lines that you don’t want to remain on the page. You can also add some shading to your bunny to make it appear more realistic in appearance. You can even color in your bunny and the cheeks if you want to do so!
Tips and Tricks for Drawing a Cute Bunny
- Start with a light pencil so that you can easily erase any mistakes. You can always darken the lines later.
- Take your time and don’t rush. Drawing is all about being patient and practicing. Some bunnies will turn out better than others, but that’s okay!
- Use reference photos to help you get the proportions of the bunny just right.
- Experiment with different styles of bunnies. There are many different ways to draw a bunny, so have fun and be creative!
- If you want, you can change the ears and facial expression and add some accessories to your bunny. You could give it a bowtie, a ribbon, a top hat, or even a pair of glasses.
How do I make my bunny look realistic?
While this step tutorial is more for a cute cartoon-style bunny, to make your bunny look realistic, try adding some shading. You can also add small lines to create the fur effect. You can also color your bunny in to make it look even more realistic. If you want, you can even add a background to make it look like your bunny is in its natural habitat.
What type of paper should I use?
You can use any type of paper that you want. However, I recommend using a sketchbook of drawing paper or cardstock. This type of paper is slightly thicker and will hold up better if you want to erase any pencil lines later on.
What art supplies work best for this bunny activity?
I’ve found using a pencil to outline the body and going back in with a marker is the most fool-proof way to draw the dog! See below for some of the best supplies for drawing and coloring.
- Best markers for drawing and outlining: Ohuhu finalizer drawing pen or Fabercastell Pitt Pens or Micron Pens
- Best markers for coloring: Ohuhu alcohol brush markers
- Best colored pencils for coloring: Prismacolor Premier Colored Pencils
What can I do with my finished bunny?
You can cut out your finished bunny white drawing and glue it onto a piece of colored background construction paper to create a cute greeting card or easter card. Another great ideas is to laminate your bunny and turn it into a bookmark. The bookmark project would be perfect for preschool and kindergarten aged children.
What are other bunny craft ideas?
I had a lot of fun drawing this cute bunny onto a rock and then painting it. This is the perfect idea for an Easter painted rock. You could also paint the bunny onto a wood slice or canvas.
This brings us to the end of our tutorial on how to draw a bunny. You should be able to create your own rabbit masterpiece. I hope you liked this simple bunny drawing.
If you liked this tutorial and want more drawing fun, check out our other drawing tutorials: How to Draw a Cute Dog, How to Draw a Hedgehog and How to Draw a Turkey. And if you prefer coloring pages, you can find them here.