Unicorns hold a place in the heart of many fantasy fans, and often cited as one of the most popular fantasy creatures. In just a few short steps, we will learn how to draw our very own baby unicorn and bring these mythical creatures to life.
Step-By-Step Images and Instructions
Use a brown pen to create a pointed “cone” shape in the center of your page, close to the top, and add a series of slightly curved lines across this – every unicorn needs a horn!
Now, bring three shapes down from the bottom of this cone, meeting in a soft point on the left-hand side, creating the forelock of your unicorn.
Bring two curved lines down on either side, joined at the bottom with a curve.
Add two small, semicircle shapes emerging from the top, on either side of the horn and forelock, to give your unicorn some ears.
Now, add a shape to the right of your unicorn’s face, close to the bottom. This should have three “bumps” off to the right.
Add two curved lines coming down from the right-hand ear, to meet the shape you just drew, and begin your unicorn’s mane.
Now add two half circles to the center of the face, with a series of small marks peeking out from the top – the eyelashes of your unicorn.
Just beneath this, add two small dots, and another half circle to create a smiling mouth! Then make two small marks just above each of the eyes.
From the left-hand side of the face, bring down a slight curve, ending in two pointed shapes – the front legs of your unicorn. At the bottom of these shapes, add two curves to create hooves.
Now, add a curved line from the second leg, and create two small legs and hooves at the back of the body. Join the end of these back up to meet the shape you drew earlier and complete the body.
Add a tiny love heart to the back of the unicorn’s body…
And use a series of curved lines to create a wavy tail, billowing to the right of the page.
Now use a brown pen to create an oval shape underneath the main body of your unicorn, and fill this in.
Use a blue pen to fill in the central stripe of the horn, and that of the tail. Add a bumpy line to the wing of your unicorn.
Take a cyan pen, or light blue pen, and fill in the rest of the wing with the shade.
Use a pink pen to fill in the bottom of the head.
Use the pink pen to fill in the center of the ears, the inside of the mane, the hooves, and the center of the forelock. Take a darker pink pen and add color to the love heart decoration, before adding two small circles to the cheeks.
Take a purple pen, and fill in the rest of the mane, the edge of the tail, and the left-hand strand of the forelock.
With a yellow pen, add color to the bottom of the tail and the right-hand section of the forelock…
Before using a green pen to shade the bottom of the horn and complete the tail.
Use a pink pen to add a series of hearts and stars around the unicorn.
Use a purple pen to add two stars to the outside design…
And use a green pen to add one new star to the left of the horn.
Use a blue pen to add two more stars, one on either side of the unicorn…
And a yellow pen to add one more star to the bottom of the hooves.
Finally, use a pink pen to add color to the top of the horn.
And just like that, you have learned how to draw your very own baby unicorn! Now, why not expand the family by creating more of the creatures – who knows what incredible adventures they may find themselves on?
When it comes to popular mythical creatures, there is no denying that unicorns take the top spot for many people – and it is easy to see why! According to art and mythology, unicorns are creatures which typically resemble a horse in appearance, but with one unique, distinctive difference – unicorns also have a long straight horn on their head.
The color of these creatures varies from tale to tale; Western culture has traditionally depicted unicorns as being completely white, better have also been plenty of interpretations which gives them stunning rainbow-colored manes and tails, as well as a range of other shades.
The story of the unicorn dates back for many centuries, and descriptions of these creatures can be found in ancient texts and artworks from all across the globe – one such example can be discovered in 6000-year-old Mesopotamian artwork. This lengthy history means that along with dragons, unicorns are amongst the best-known mythical creatures in the world, as well as one of the most instantly recognizable.
They are also believed to have had healing properties at one point; hundreds of years ago there was a widely held belief that drinking from a real unicorn horn would allow you to be protected from poison. This resulted in members of the royal family spending vast sums of money to purchase what they believe to be unicorn horns – in truth, they were actually sold rhino or even narwhal horns in place of the real thing. Despite the deception, the popularity of unicorns has never waned.