In this free art lesson, you'll learn how to draw a Rabbit Standing Up on its hind legs step-by-step.
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To draw this Rabbit step by step, follow along with the video tutorial below and pause the video after each step to draw at your own pace. You may find it easier to follow the step-by-step drawings below the video. The new lines in each step are shown in red, so you'll know exactly what to draw next. You may want to open the video in a new tab and use both drawing methods. Take your time and draw at your own pace.
Below you can watch a Narrated step-by-step video tutorial:
For the first few steps, don't press down too hard with your pencil. Use light, smooth strokes to begin so that it's easy to erase if you make a mistake.
Step 1: Start by drawing a circle as a guide for the rabbit's head. To draw the circle, first make four marks to determine its height and width. Then connect the marks using curved lines. If you're struggling to draw the circle, just trace the outer rim of a circular objects like a coin or a bottle cap. For a more detailed guide on the different ways to draw a circle check out this tutorial: Four simple ways to draw a circle. Inside the circle draw two curved lines as guides to help you place the facial features later on.
Step 2: On the bottom, left side of the head, draw a small circle as a guide for the bunny's muzzle. Pay attention to the size and position of the muzzle in relation to the head circle. At the top, draw two tall arcs as guides for the ears. The ear on the left should be a bit smaller and thinner.
Step 3: Under the head, draw two more circles as guides for the standing rabbit's body. The top body circle should be about one and a half times the size of the head circle, while the bottom body circle should be almost twice as big. Draw the circles slightly to the right of the head.
Step 4: Under the top body circle, draw two small, curved lines as guides for the bunny's front leg. These lines should be similar to the letter U. Draw the shapes along the edge of the bottom body circle. Under the bottom body circle, draw a curved shape as a guide for the hind foot. The guide for the hind foot should be similar to an arc on its side.
Step 5: To the left of the front leg, draw two more short, curved lines as guides for the rabbit's other front leg. Part of this leg will be hidden behind the first leg so only draw the visible section. At the bottom, draw another arc on its side as a guide for the other hind foot. At the top, connect the head to the body using short, lines to create the guide for the neck. Connect the body circles on the right side using a long line to finish the guide for the torso.
That's it for the guidelines! From this point on, press down harder with your pencil for a more defined drawing of a rabbit standing up.
Step 6: Inside the head, draw a small circle for the bunny's eye. Use the initial lines as guides to position the eye inside the head. Add a few strokes at the top for eyelashes and curved lines around the shape for bare skin. Inside the eye draw a tiny circle for a highlight and a bigger circle for the pupil. Shade in the pupil and the eye but use a darker value for the pupil. Inside the muzzle, on the left side, draw a triangular shape for the nose. Add a curved line on the right side for the nostril.
Step 7: Draw a line under the nose that splits into two at the bottom for the rabbit's mouth. Use short strokes to create a furry texture. Draw a few short strokes along the path of the initial circle to create the muzzle. Don't darken the entire circle, leave a few gaps.