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How to Draw a Cute Bunny (12 Easy Steps)

How to Draw a Cute Bunny (12 Easy Steps)

Learn how to draw a cute bunny with this easy step-by-step tutorial. You’ll learn how to draw a bunny using very simple shapes.

Because we’re using simple shapes, this tutorial of how to draw a bunny will be easy for any age! This tutorial is is in thanks to @ClazDesign.

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You can use anything to draw this bunny. As long as you have something to draw with and a piece of paper, you’re in good shape. I recommend clicking on the following link if you want the best tools for drawing.

Step 1: Drawing a bunny head

Draw an oval at an angle, we want the angle to be facing downwards as this will be guiding where we place the details of the head

Drawing a bunny head

Step 2: Add shape for bunny nose, mouth, and jaw

From the bottom of the oval, we will draw another round shape. Not quite an oval, not quite a circle, more of a U shape with a slight point in the middle to connect the top and bottom of the circle.

Add shape for bunny nose, mouth, and jaw

Step 3: Add the bunny ear

Now going back to the top of the circle we will create a carrot shape – this will be the ear!

Add bunny ear

Step 4: Draw a shape for bunny’s body

Moving to the back of the bunny, we will create yet another oval on an angle but this one will be much larger. Make it at least one and half the size of the head oval and place it behind the ear.

Draw shape for bunny’s body

Step 5: Add a line to connect bunny’s body to head

From a little before the bottom of the back oval create an arc towards the chin of the bunny (the U shape) but do not meet the point. Make sure to leave some space.

Add line to connect bunny’s body to head

Step 6: Draw the second bunny ear

Behind the ear and head create a little line to connect the top of the bigger oval with the smaller oval. We will also be adding the second ear! Create an elongated “D” shape next to your first ear. Make it slightly thinner than the first ear! 

Draw second bunny ear

Step 7: Add bunny’s back feet

At the base of the larger oval create a foot! start with a carrot shape but flatten it out on the bottom (where it meets the ground), and then leave a little space for the heel, creating a soft line upwards to the larger oval.  Now for another, but without the heel halfway up the bottom arc of the bunny.

Add bunny’s back feet

Step 8: Add bunny’s front feet

Front feet time! Extend a line in an inward curve from 1/4 of the way into the space of the arc and then bring that inward curve outward for a small bump of the toes before finishing it off in a flat line on the same level as the back feet. Repeat directly next to this shape.

Add bunny’s front feet

Step 9: Draw a shape for bunny’s tail

Add a little cottontail right on the butt (the outer side of the larger oval). Just a half circle will do.

Draw shape for bunny’s tail

Step 10: Add details by overlapping shapes

Much like with the dragon we will be erasing the overlapping lines, but leave a little bit of them to define the jaw, chin, bottom, where the hip meets the foot BUT do not erase the arc at all for the front foot facing away from us. 

Add details by overlapping shapes

Step 11: Draw an eye for the bunny

At the pointed area of that U we made earlier create a short diagonal line – this is your nose! and a little bit further back from that we’re going to make an almond-shaped black dot. This will be your eye.

Draw an eye for the bunny

Step 12: Draw final details of the bunny

Time for details! Add the inside of the ears, but do not complete the inside of the ear facing away from us. Add some small wispy whiskers, and the highlights on the eyes and there you go! A cute little bunny rabbit!

Draw final details of the bunny

Other Topics to Help You Draw

I’d like to thank Carolyn for sharing her process. Be sure to check out her social @ClazDesign if you enjoyed her illustrations. She also has some amazing prints and illustrations available in her shop.

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How to Draw a Bunny Printable Guide

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Step-by-step instructions on how to draw a bunny.

Active Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Difficulty Easy
Estimated Cost $0

Materials

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Or tablet and stylus

Tools

  • Pencil
  • Paper
  • Or tablet and stylus

Instructions

Here's a list of drawing tools that are perfect for any beginner.

  1. Step 1: Drawing a bunny head. Draw an oval at an angle, we want the angle to be facing downwards as this will be guiding where we place the details of the head
  2. Step 2: Add shape for bunny nose, mouth, and jaw. From the bottom of the oval, we will draw another round shape. Not quite an oval, not quite a circle, more of a U shape with a slight point in the middle to connect the top and bottom of the circle.
  3. Step 3: Add the bunny ear. Now going back to the top of the circle we will create a carrot shape – this will be the ear!
  4. Step 4: Draw a shape for the bunny’s body. Moving to the back of the bunny, we will create yet another oval on an angle but this one will be much larger. Make it at least one and half the size of the head oval and place it behind the ear.
  5. Step 5: Add a line to connect the bunny’s body to head. From a little before the bottom of the back oval create an arc towards the chin of the bunny (the U shape) but do not meet the point. Make sure to leave some space.
  6. Step 6: Draw the second bunny ear. Behind the ear and head create a little line to connect the top of the bigger oval with the smaller oval. We will also be adding the second ear! Create an elongated “D” shape next to your first ear. Make it slightly thinner than the first ear! 
  7. Step 7: Add bunny’s back feet. At the base of the larger oval create a foot! start with a carrot shape but flatten it out on the bottom (where it meets the ground), and then leave a little space for the heel, creating a soft line upwards to the larger oval.  Now for another, but without the heel halfway up the bottom arc of the bunny.
  8. Step 8: Add bunny’s front feet. Front feet time! Extend a line in an inward curve from 1/4 of the way into the space of the arc and then bring that inward curve outward for a small bump of the toes before finishing it off in a flat line on the same level as the back feet. Repeat directly next to this shape.
  9. Step 9: Draw a shape for the bunny’s tail. Add a little cottontail right on the butt (the outer side of the larger oval). Just a half circle will do.
  10. Step 10: Add details by overlapping shapes Much like with the dragon we will be erasing the overlapping lines, but leave a little bit of them to define the jaw, chin, bottom, where the hip meets the foot BUT do not erase the arc at all for the front foot facing away from us. 
  11. Step 11: Draw an eye for the bunny. At the pointed area of that U we made earlier create a short diagonal line – this is your nose! and a little bit further back from that we’re going to make an almond-shaped black dot. This will be your eye. Bunny-Step11-bunny-eye
  12. Step 12: Draw final details of the bunny. Time for details! Add the inside of the ears, but do not complete the inside of the ear facing away from us. Add some small wispy whiskers, and the highlights on the eyes and there you go! A cute little bunny rabbit!

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