15 Fantastic Rabbit Drawing Ideas

These rabbit drawing ideas are so fantastic, you’ll be hopped up on inspiration in no time.

Rabbits are such fun animals to draw, with their big floppy ears and long legs. And of course, they’re just as cute as can be.

Did you know that rabbits are social animals? This means they love to be around other rabbits.

They can actually become sad if they’re kept on their own. The best combination if you keep them as pets is a neutered male and neutered female.

So whether you’re a beginner artist or an experienced artist, I hope you’ll find some inspiration with these rabbit drawing ideas and references.

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rabbit eating carrot drawing
Artist Credit: alexcatrionacreative
rabbit portrait
Artist Credit: thewildeyedworld

What Do Rabbits Like to Chew On?

Did you know that a rabbit’s teeth never stop growing? That’s why it’s so important for them to have things to chew on, like hay, vegetables, and more.

If you’re drawing a rabbit, challenge yourself by including its long teeth (most people don’t draw the teeth).

You can also add some hay or other objects around them to show what they like to chew on.

According to rabbit.org, a few more things that rabbit’s like to chew on are apples, aspen branches, cotton towels (as you can see in the drawing below), compressed alfalfa cubes, pine firewood, and more.

rabbit holding blanket
Artist Credit: zuzidlo_art
boy and girl rabbits
Artist Credit: _cartasporca_

Rabbits Love to Dig Burrows (Warrens)

Rabbits love to dig, so if you’re drawing one outside, be sure to include some of the things they’ve dug up. Carrots, flowers, and other plants make great additions to a rabbit drawing.

You could also draw a rabbit inside its burrow, with just its head poking out. That would be super cute.

Did you know that the burrows rabbits live in are actually called warrens? Warrens are a series of interconnected tunnels and rooms.

realistic rabbit drawing
Artist Credit: susannahweiland
rabbit sketches
Artist Credit: raya_nicholas

Practice Drawing Rabbit Eyes

Rabbits’ eyes are located on the sides of their head, which allows them to see everything around them.

In fact, they have a 360-degree vision. This is extremely important when it comes to seeing predators from long distances and at all angles.

I love using references like the ones included in the post for drawing rabbits’ eyes. Because their eyes are so dark, it can be difficult to notice the details of the eye.

Seeing the work of other artists will help you understand how their eyes look, and how you can draw them a bit better.

soft sketch
Artist Credit: perry_pencilart
standing rabbit
Artist Credit: sarahcaillotillustration

Using Colored Pencils for Your Rabbit Drawing

I love using colored pencils for my rabbit drawings. It’s so fun to add different colors to the fur, grass, and more.

Colored pencils do a really good job of making your drawing pop.

If you’re looking for a challenge, try adding some shading to your drawing with colored pencils.

This will give it a more realistic look, and it’s a great way to practice your shading skills.

Remember to take your time and be patient when shading. Being good at shading is definitely a skill. You won’t be perfect at first, but you’ll get better over time.

rabbit with good shading
Artist Credit: dessinnature
rabbit and mouse
Artist Credit: wyliecara.art

Using Watercolor Paint for Your Rabbit Drawing

If you prefer watercolor painting, you can create a beautiful rabbit painting with this art medium.

If you’re new to watercolor, just be sure to use good watercolor paper, so you won’t have to worry about the paper buckling or warping once wet.

If you’re in need of watercolor animal painting tutorials, the book Ready to Paint in 30 Minutes will teach you how to watercolor paint a realistic rabbit in a short amount of time.

It also has tutorials for a cat, dog, sheep, flamingo, and much more.

rabbit with colored pencil
Artist Credit: artqata
two rabbit illustrations
Artist Credit: charistz.arts

How to Get Better at Drawing Rabbits

The best way to get better at drawing rabbits, or any subject for that matter, is to practice.

Learn the anatomy of the rabbit and practice sketching the different parts of the rabbit.

For example, work on sketching the eyes until you’re happy with your results, then move on to the ears, etc.

Experiment with different mediums and styles until you find the one that works best for you.

If you want to improve your drawing skills quickly, you can take my 30-day drawing challenge. Every day (for 30 days), there’s a new drawing prompt that will help make you a better artist.

cute rabbit sleeping
Artist Credit: artistic_anshi_
real rabbit drawing
Artist Credit: artincontextdotorg

Get Feedback on Your Drawings

Once you’re finished with your drawing, don’t be afraid to ask for feedback from other artists, as they can offer helpful critiques.

Critiques are an excellent way to improve your drawing abilities.

Find an artist group or workshop to join, or post your drawings online in forums or on social media.

Be open to constructive criticism and use it to improve your skills.

easy rabbit drawing
Artist Credit: andreea_s_art

Have fun with your rabbit drawing, and don’t be afraid to experiment with different mediums and techniques. With a little practice, you’ll be able to draw a rabbit that looks just like the real thing.

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