Rabbits belong to the Leporidae family of mammals, along with hares. The oldest known species of rabbits lived 34 – 56 million years ago.
3. Draw an oval beneath the bunny’s head. This will form the body.
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In this quick tutorial you’ll learn how to draw a Rabbit in 6 easy steps – great for kids and novice artists.
Rabbits and hares have a reputation of being tricky, because they are so good at out-smarting predators. They’ve been popular in folklore and mythology. There are many popular fictional characters, such as the Easter Bunny, Bugs Bunny and Roger Rabbit, just to name a few.
Rabbits move very rapidly, due to their long hind legs and shorter front legs. They live in a wide array of habitats from desert to swampland, mountains, forests – and even cities!
Step 4: Next draw the front leg on the bottom. It almost lines up under the ears.
Please PAUSE the “How to Draw a Rabbit” video after each step to draw at your own pace. For the first few steps, don’t press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin. Step 1: Draw a slanted oval as a guide for the rabbit’s body.
Step 2: Draw a shape similar to an egg above the body as a guide for the rabbit’s head. Step 3: Inside the head, draw two intersecting lines. These will be guides to help you place the rabbit’s facial features later on.
Step 4: Draw two long arcs on top of the head for the rabbit’s ears. Step 5: Draw three lines under the body as guides for the rabbit’s feet.
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In this really easy drawing tutorial you will learn to draw a simple Bunny.
4. Connect the head and the body using curved lines. On the bunny’s chest, overlap several curved lines to indicate fur.
10. Color your bunny. Our example is cream colored, but rabbits come in a variety of colors and patterns – black, white, brown, grey, blonde, and spotted.
Note that in each step, new lines are shown in blue. Some steps don’t add lines at all. In these steps, look for previous lines, called guide lines, that have been removed. Now, get hopping and draw your bunny!
The soles of a rabbit’s feet are hairy, which improves its running grip. Baby rabbits are called “kits,” born naked and blind, while hare babies are called “leverets,” born with fur and open eyes.
Some rabbit’s ears can be over 4” long and provide them with excellent hearing for detecting predators. With the exception of the cottontail rabbits, rabbits live underground in burrows, while hares live above ground in simple nests.
Hares have not been domesticated, while rabbits are kept as pets and raised for their meat. Pet rabbits are very social and can make friends easily with other rabbits, guinea pigs, birds and; happily for us, humans!
Bunnies have long been a staple of the animation industry. Perhaps the most famous is Bugs Bunny, who debuted in Tex Avery’s Merrie Melodies short, “A Wild Hare,” alongside Elmer Fudd. Later, bugs was joined by other lapine characters, such as his girlfriend Lola Bunny and the youthful Babs and Buster Bunny from Tiny Toon Adventures.
Step 3: Using big round curves draw the back and neck. Draw a smaller curve for the neck under the chin.
1. Draw an irregular circular shape, a bit wider at the bottom than at the top. This will form the bunny’s head.
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7. Draw the bunny’s front feet. Use a curved line to enclose an irregular shape beneath the bunny’s chest. Then, enclose a second shape behind the first using a short, curved line.
[TESTING STICKY VIDEO PLAYER. THE VIDEO IS PLAYING AT THE TOP.]
9. Add detail to the bunny’s face. Enclose a long, narrow shape within each ear. Draw a dot for each eye, perhaps leaving a tiny speck uncolored to indicate the shine of the eyes. Enclose a small round shape to form the nose, and extend a short line beneath it. From the short line, draw two short, curved lines to form the mouth. Then, enclose a rounded square beneath the mouth to outline the teeth. Draw a vertical line down the middle to separate the teeth. Finally, draw long, curved lines extending outward from the nose to form whiskers.
Step 5: Draw the rump and hind leg. Start the curve for the big hind leg almost at the back. Make the back foot flat along the bottom.
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Drawing a bunny is now easier than ever with this simple, step-by-step drawing tutorial. This simple guide will show you how to draw a bunny using only a pencil and a piece of paper. You may also want to use an eraser to correct mistakes, and crayons, colored pencils, markers, or paints to shade your finished picture.
Step 2: Add an eye, two big long ears at the top of the head and a tiny nose.
8. Draw the bunny’s fluffy tail. Use a number of curved lines to enclose an irregular shape.
Step 6: Add a round, fluffy tail at the back and another front leg.
2. Draw the bunny’s ears. For each ear, enclose a long, narrow shape using a curved line.
At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Rabbit.
6. Draw a curved line through the bunny’s body, nearly enclosing a circle. This is the bunny’s leg. Draw the foot, using a curved line to enclose a rounded shape beneath the leg.
Other rabbits have graced the silver screen as well. Among the most notable are Roger Rabbit (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?, 1988), the Rabbit of Caerbannog (Monty Python and the Holy Grail, 1975) and Judy Hopps (Zootopia, 2016). Rabbits have also featured in other art forms for countless ages, often representing moon deities or fertility on ancient pottery and in early paintings.
Step 1: Draw the head. Think of drawing a backwards “C” with a little bump in the middle.