All year long (except perhaps winter) at the Pence ranch in North Texas, we have lots and lots of bunnies. (They drive our little dog, Skeeter, crazy!) So this week we’re learning to draw rabbits. I’ve assembled a collection of Web sites that offer step-by-step tutorials on how to draw rabbits, along with a few sites that feature paintings and/or sketches of rabbits.
STEP BY STEP TUTORIALS:
HOW TO DRAW A BUNNY STEP BY STEP — This one’s cartoonish, but it’s also easy, so it will be good for younger children. Instead of starting with an outline, you work from basic shapes to a finished drawing. It also comes with a printable drawing guide!
DRAWSKETCH.ABOUT.COM: DRAW A BUNNY — This step-by-step tutorial follows a similar process, but you work from a photograph of a rabbit. It’s a more challenging approach and the final result is a more refined drawing. Middle graders and up should find it a challenge.
EASY DRAWINGS AND SKETCHES – HOW TO DRAW A RABBIT — This is the most challenging of the step-by-step tutorials. However, it also offers you the opportunity to learn a little about drawing with a grid. Instead of using shapes, you sketch the rabbit by first drawing a 3×3 grid and then copying portions the image “box-by-box”. This page also has clickable images that enlarge to give you a better visual to work from.
RABBITS IN ART:
If you’re interested in seeing a sampling of sketches and artistic treatments of rabbits, check out the following Web sites:
Here’s a very brief demo of how to draw a realistic-looking bunny. It’s pretty basic (no shading), but good practice. Watch it and then try it yourself.