Beginners can learn how to draw a bunny using our easy step-by-step photo and video tutorial! Anyone, from kids to adults, can create a perfectly adorable kawaii style bunny rabbit drawing in just a few minutes.
Follow these basic steps to create an easy bunny drawing to celebrate spring, Easter, or the Year of the Rabbit. We’ve also included the printable outlines of the bunnies if you’d prefer to trace or colour them. (Scroll down to the end of this post for those!).
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How to Draw a Bunny
- Printer paper (or drawing paper)
- Pencil (for outline; optional)
- Eraser (optional)
- Black marker pen (0.7mm thickness)
- Thin black marker pen (0.3mm thickness)
- Coloured markers (optional)
Check Out The Video Tutorial:
Step 1: Find what you need
- Gather your supplies and materials.We used a thicker marker pen for the bunny outline, a thin pen for finer details, and regular Crayola markers to colour the bunny drawing.
Step 2: Draw the bunny's head
- Start by using the 0.7mm marker to draw the bunny ear on the left. To do this, make an upside down 'U' shape and add a horizontal line at the bottom right, a bit longer than the ear is thick.
- Draw the side of the bunny's face. Make a curved line, connected to the ear, and extend it so it ends in roughly the same place as the top line.
- Add the right ear to match the left and add a curved line for the right side of the head. Make sure not to connect the head at the bottom.
- Now draw the outline of the bunny's eyes. Make two large circles inside the bunny's head, in line with the ears.
- Draw an oval at the top right inside each eye.
- Add a curved line to the bottom left inside each eye.
- Colour in-between the oval and curved line to fill in the eye.
Step 3: Draw a carrot and the bunny's body
- Now we're going to start adding a carrot and the bunny's body. Draw a slightly curved line down from the left side of the bunny.Then add a backwards 'J' shape, sloping down to the left. This will be the bottom of the carrot.
- Starting from the top of the 'J' shape, add a little 'U' shaped front paw pointing down to hold the carrot.
- Add a scalloped line and a curved line to the right of the paw to make the top of the carrot (which the bunny has partially eaten!).
- Draw a curved triangle or candy corn looking shape to make the second bunny paw on the bottom of the carrot.
- Continue the line of the carrot to the left of the bunny's paw, but don't completely connect the carrot lines.
- Add greenery to the top of the carrot. Draw curved lines that get wider as they go out from the carrot, with scalloped edges on the end.
- Draw one of the bunny's feet within the gap on the left so that two of the toes are sticking up in front of the carrot. Make three curved toes and lines that meet in a narrower curve at the bottom.Try to mirror the foot on the right so they're the same size and at roughly the same level and angle.
- Connect the two feet with a curved line at the bottom. Then draw a vertical line connecting the right foot and the carrot.
Step 4: Use a fine tip marker to add details
- Start adding fine line details with the 0.3 mm pen. First, draw curved lines inside the ears, following the left side of each.
- Draw a short, curved 'W' shape between the eyes for the bunny's mouth.
- Copy the scalloped edge of the carrot a bit above the thicker lines. The difference in thickness between the lines helps to create depth.
- Draw lines of different lengths on the carrot coming in from the sides. Then add one line coming from the top of the carrot into the greenery.
- Finally, add pads to the bunny's feet. Add a large oval in the center of each foot and small circles towards the top of each toe.
Step 5: Add colour to your bunny drawing
- Use markers or pencil crayons to add colour to your bunny! Try adding different hues of the same colour to create shading.Your bunny drawing is complete!
- You can use a pencil to lightly sketch guide lines before you use the markers or pens to draw in permanent lines on the bunny.
- No need to buy special art pens! A regular fine tip Sharpie or black marker works well to make the main bunny outline. Use the marker at an angle to get thicker lines, or keep the marker more vertical to make thinner lines.
How do you draw a bunny for beginners?
Take your time, have patience, and be kind to yourself! Drawing a bunny is all about having fun and putting simple shapes and lines together.
Make the drawing one line at a time. It’s okay to start with a pencil outline and erase any lines that you’re not happy with!
Do I have to draw the bunny with a carrot?
No! You can easily change the design of your bunny, using the same basic concept.
First draw the head, then change the body however you like. See below for our Year of the Rabbit Bunny and Easter Egg Bunny:
What type of paper works best for these bunny drawings?
You can use any kind of paper you’d like to draw your bunny! We used regular printer paper to draw ours.
Drawing paper, or sketch paper, is nice to draw on, because it’s easier to erase lines on this thicker paper. And marker paper is great, because the ink from the markers won’t bleed through the page!
What pens and markers are recommended for drawing?
Thicker pens or markers are nice for drawing the bunny because they give you a good outline. We used specific marker pens that are made for art, but you can definitely just use a Sharpie marker!
For colouring in the bunnies we used regular Crayola markers, but you can also use colored pencils or even crayons.
Download the bunny outlines:
Want to trace our bunny outlines or use the bunny drawings as coloring pages? We have three black and white bunny outlines available to download and print for free!
Click the pictures or the links below to open the PDF templates. Then print the bunnies onto regular letter size (8.5 x 11 inch) printer paper or cardstock.
Bunny with Carrot:
Year of the Rabbit Bunny:
Easter Egg Bunny:
Have fun and display your creativity while learning how to draw a bunny! This kawaii rabbit drawing is super cute and so easy for beginners.
Use our step-by-step tutorial to easily learn how to draw a bunny. Follow the instructions exactly or change up the bunny’s facial expression, ear position — or even add accessories like a bow!
Here’s even more bunny craft ideas:
How to Make Paper Roll Bunnies
Our book Low-Mess Crafts for Kids is loaded with 72 fun and simple craft ideas for kids! The projects are fun, easy and most importantly low-mess, so the clean up is simple!
Where to buy:
You can purchase Low-Mess Crafts for Kids from Amazon, or wherever books are sold:
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