How to Draw a Unicorn

Three Methods:A Traditional UnicornA Cartoon UnicornA Cute Unicorn

The unicorn is one of the most popular mythical creatures. A unicorn is a strong, wild and fierce creature. There are different ways to depict a unicorn, so this article has a traditional version, a cartoon version and a cute and sweet version. Choose the style that fits your needs.

Method 1
A Traditional Unicorn

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    Draw a circle for the base of the head, and use the guidelines to position the snout.
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    Then create the ear.
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    Create a long pointed shape for the horn with curve lines around it.
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    Draw the body. Add more lines to make the muscles more visible.
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    Draw the left front leg.
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    Draw the right leg.
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    Draw left back leg.
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    Followed by the right leg.
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    Add the hair on the head portion.
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    Create the hairy tail.
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    Add lots more details
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    Add the outlines to the unicorn
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    Remove the guidelines. You’re done with it. Keep up the good work!
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    Finished.

Method 2
A Cartoon Unicorn

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    Draw two horizontal oblongs and a circle. The longer oblong and the circle overlap each other at the upper right. This will be the framework.
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    Draw the unicorn’s four legs and hooves from the two overlapping circles, using straight and curve lines.
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    Draw curve lines to connect to the oblong at the left and also to draw the details of the head – eyes, nose, and mouth.
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    Draw details for the spiralling horn at the forehead.
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    Draw the ears using rounded curves extending from the head.
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    Draw the tail using curve lines.
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    Draw using the curve lines to refine the sketches of the legs, hooves, and tail.
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    Trace with a pen and erase unnecessary lines. Add details to beautify.
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    Color to your liking!

Method 3
A Cute Unicorn

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    Start by drawing a little horn.
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    Add the eyes. Draw two small circles under the horn. Add a dot in each circle.
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    Fill in the face area. Draw the curve of face and ears.
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    Form the body. Create two curves of a body, as shown in the picture.
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    Add legs. Draw four small rectangles to form the cute unicorn's legs.
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    Add details on the unicorn's face. Also add details to each leg.
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    Draw a little tail.
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    Add fur. Draw fluffy fur on the unicorn's back.
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    Add some color in this cute unicorn. All done!
    • You can make it to be more nutty by put the tongue under its face.
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    • For ultimate zaniness, add small hearts in each eye.
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Things You'll Need

  • Drawing paper
  • Drawing pencil(s)
  • Eraser
  • Markers for coloring

Article Info

Categories: Fantasy Drawing