how to draw rabbits made from cute shapes and lines

Learning to draw rabbits can be done using all the cool characters from this series. I will show you how to illustrate this popular animal using basic shapes, lines and colors. You can also enjoy fun lessons that are filled with complex illustrations made with shadows and reflections. A total of nine different characters can be illustrated, so make sure your pencils are ready to sketch for a few minutes ... or a few hours!

drawing a large rectangle to form the body

The first lesson we can try consist of a simple rabbit clipart drawn inside a large rectangle. Indeed, the head and body are created using the same basic shape. On top of the head, ears are done with long curved lines. You can draw large circular shapes to represent the eyes and pupils. A small circle is also needed for the nose. The mouth and the arms are created from basic lines.

Oval shapes are applied near the bottom of the rectangle to form the feet. Don't forget to sketch a small tail using more lines. Then, you can draw patches inside the ears and around the mouth. Small teeth made from short squares are drawn below the mouth. You can add plain colors to complete this tutorial.

How To Draw Rabbits

more rectangles and triangles are needed to draw this character

This second example features a cartoon rabbit mostly made from rectangles and sharp triangles. Once again, the body and head are done using a single shape. This time, ears are made from long pointed triangles. Another large triangle is used to form the nose.

All four legs are done with rectangles and squares. Small lines are created inside the feet. A patch is drawn on the chest and short teeth are sketched below the mouth. Unlike the previous version that was filled with plain colors, this character is colored with gradients.

How To Draw Rabbits

using circles and oval shapes to help us draw rabbits

So far, both animals were made from sharp shapes like rectangles and triangles. This time, we can learn how to draw a rabbit made from circles and oval shapes. Only the body is made from a thin and long rectangle. On top of this one, you can draw a large circle to form the head. All legs are sketched with curved lines.

Eyes and pupils are made from perfect circles and small reflections are added inside the latter. Don't forget to draw tiny teeth as well as large patches inside the ears. Add plain colors and you are done with this third lesson on how to draw rabbits.

How To Draw Rabbits

Why not use squares made from curved lines?

Our next subject is kind of a mix of all previous lessons. This fun cartoon rabbit was drawn using squares that were created with perfect curved lines. The head can be larger than the body. On both sides of the head, you can draw long pointed ears. Eyes are done with dots while the nose is made from a tiny triangle. Don't forget to draw a patch around the mouth.

A single tooth is added below this one. Another patch can also be sketched on the chest. This time, the rabbit is filled with gray colors. Only the nose is filled with a different color (pink). Great work! This series on how to draw rabbits is progressing nicely.

How To Draw Rabbits

changing the posture of the character

It can be nice to use a wide variety of postures to help you improve your drawing abilities. This time, we are drawing a rabbit shown from a side view. Just like the previous subject, the character was built from squares made with curved lines. Ears are still long and made from pointed curved lines.

Eyes are done using long oval shapes and teeth from large squares. This time, the tail is quite visible. The animal is filled with light gray colors and all outlines are also gray. Only the front leg located on the far side is filled with darker colors. Great! Now we can draw rabbits using another posture!

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building a more complex character

This illustration of a rabbit is slightly more complex than all previous characters. This one is filled with more details and patches are added inside the ears and on the chest. You can see hair on top of the head, on the ears and near the cheeks. Small fingers are also visible on the hands. Eyes are made from medium circles and teeth are small and subtle. One thing doesn't change : the character was still created from a template made with basic shapes.

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Let's play with the ears of the subject!

Things are getting more interested! This rabbit clip art is covered with subtle shadows. One of the ear is also bent to create a more appealing posture. First, use a few basic elements to create a template. The head is made from a perfect circle while both ears are done with rectangles. Then, draw the rabbit using curved lines. You can add some hairs on the cheeks.

The nose and the eyes are made from oval shapes. Notice how the back legs are much larger than the front ones. Patches are drawn inside the ears and on the chest. In the last illustration, shadows are added using new shapes. You can draw rabbits with more fun postures like this one if you want!

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playing with gradients and complex effects

The last two tutorials are more challenging. This first rabbit cartoon is created using basic shapes too, but the character is filled with gradients to create depth and volume. Subtle shadows that are partially transparent are also added in the last step.

You can draw these new elements around the eyes, under the nose, near the neck and on the feet. Unlike previous lessons, no step-by-step process is available to help you create the animal. You need to use the first image as a reference. 

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One last fun lesson on how to draw rabbits

This last rabbit drawing is featuring several things that are more challenging for beginners. First, just like the previous lesson, you don't have access to a template to help you create the subject. Only a basic sketch can be seen. Next, the posture is also more interesting. It's not a realistic image, but proportions are more accurate than all previous characters.

Finally, fun effects like gradients, shadows and highlights are added to the picture. In the case of shadows and reflections, these new shapes are partially transparent to create something more appealing. 

How To Draw Rabbits

I hope you had fun learning how to draw rabbits using lessons from this series. Remember to practice often and don't hesitate to try new things. The posture, the texture or the shape of the character can be made from various elements. You can find more fun series here featuring cute animals you love!

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