In this quick tutorial you'll learn how to draw a Rabbit in 6 easy steps - great for kids and novice artists.
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At the bottom you can read some interesting facts about the Rabbit.
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How to Draw a Rabbit - Step-by-Step Tutorial
Step 1: Draw the head. Think of drawing a backwards "C" with a little bump in the middle.
Step 2: Add an eye, two big long ears at the top of the head and a tiny nose.
Step 3: Using big round curves draw the back and neck. Draw a smaller curve for the neck under the chin.
Step 4: Next draw the front leg on the bottom. It almost lines up under the ears.
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.
Step 6: Add a round, fluffy tail at the back and another front leg.
Interesting Facts about Rabbits
Rabbits belong to the Leporidae family of mammals, along with hares. The oldest known species of rabbits lived 34 – 56 million years ago.
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!
Did you know?
- 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!
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.