Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Draw a Rabbit

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Step-by-Step Instructions on How to Draw a Rabbit
Drawing rabbits and other animals can be challenging. (Easter bunny art image by robert mobley from

Children love to draw and create art even in the young toddler years. As they grow older and learn different words and sounds, they enjoy drawing more creative figures, including animals, houses and beautiful scenery in their artistic impressions. Animals can be a bit challenging to draw, but step-by-step instructions take the mystery out of it. Using familiar shapes and enhancing them to look like different animals such as rabbits can be quite simple if each step is explained along the way.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Sharpened pencil
  • Plain paper or an artist pad

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  1. 1

    Visualise a pear shape as the body of the rabbit. Draw a large pear and you can add much smaller pear shapes beside it for the baby bunnies if you want.

  2. 2

    Add two feet to the larger bottom portion of the pear shape. You can do this by drawing a horizontal number three on both sides.

  3. 3

    Draw two long, narrow, oval shapes to form the ears at the top of the head. Shade in the middle portion of the ears by lightly rubbing your pencil lead down the centre.

  4. 4

    Attach two small arms and hands to the body of the rabbit right at the section where the pear shape starts to enlarge. Keep the hands simple, just make a long U shape and draw three lines to form the paw section. Make the U shapes in a V type pattern; this will look more natural than if they are just hanging along the sides of the bunny.

  5. 5

    Make a wide U shape for the mouth area, and add a nose that is shaped like an upside-down triangle.

  6. 6

    Fill in the nose section with your pencil lead. If you mess up, just erase part of it and begin again.

  7. 7

    Add a couple of whiskers on either side of the nose.

  8. 8

    Draw two circles for the eye and another smaller circle in each eye for the pupil area. Darken the pupil area with your pencil. Now you have a whimsical bunny.

Tips and warnings

  • You can draw the backside of a bunny by keeping the same pear shape and just drawing a round shape for the cottontail near the feet area and skipping the facial features.

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