How to Draw a Blue Unicorn

The unicorn is a creature which has long been a prevalent feature in art, history, myths and stories across centuries, and its popularity shows no sign of fading any time soon. So, without further ado, it is time to learn how to draw your very own blue unicorn and enjoy the wonder of these amazing creatures!


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Begin with a black liner, and draw a small, curved line to the left from the center of your page, with the edges facing upwards. Add two small, slightly curved lines to the right-hand side of this curve.


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Now, add a straight line, at a 45-degree angle, just above this curve. At the end of the straight line, curve the line downwards, back in, and end with a wavy line just below the straight one – this is your unicorn’s face and nose.


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From the bottom of this line, bring another line down in a wavy finish, ending around an inch and a half from the bottom of your page.


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Every unicorn needs a horn – add one to the top of the head, roughly level with the curved line of the eye.


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Continue the line down from the bottom of the horn, echoing the curve on the other side. When you are level with the end of the other line, change to a jagged line, bringing this down to end around half an inch from the bottom of the page.


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Now, bring a line from the same point at the top – at the base of the horn – flowing down in a smooth curve to join the bottom of the jagged line – this is the mane of your unicorn.


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Next, draw a line emerging horizontally, roughly halfway down the length of the mane, and curving down, up and back down.


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Continue this line down towards the bottom of the page, once again curving gently.


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At the bottom of the line, take the line straight across to the left slightly, and then back up, to curve across to the left and join the mane.


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Now, return to the curve at the front of the unicorn, and repeat this to create the front leg of your animal.


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Add a horizontal line to the bottom of each leg, to create neat hooves.


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Return to the front of your unicorn, and add two parallel lines emerging from just below the curve of the chest, moving out in a “sideways arrow” shape, to create the third leg…


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And add another horizontal line across the bottom to represent the hoof.


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Now, add a tail to the back of your unicorn with two bumpy, jagged lines running parallel down, across, and ending with a slight upwards flick, joined with a point.


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Enjoy the magic of unicorns by adding three small stars to the top of the back leg, and three around the top of the horn.


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Use a blue pen to fill in the main body off the creature, leaving the stars, tail, mane, hooves and horn.


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Bring the stars and horn to life with a bright yellow pen…


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And add color to the mane and tail with a pink pen.


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Finally, use a dark blue pen to fill in the hooves, and bring your unicorn to life!


And there we have it – your very own blue unicorn creature! Why not try creating your very own herd, complete with a rainbow of different colors, patterns and designs, to bring your fantasy scene to life!

When we consider the top fantasy creatures, the unicorn is definitely worthy of consideration – this is an incredible mythological animal, which resembles a horse, and has one unique feature which indicate its magical qualities – a long, sharp horn on its forehead.

This is a creature which has long appeared throughout stories, cultures and literature, from early artworks of Mesopotamia, to the ancient myths and folk tales of China and India. Greek literature is filled with tales of single-horned animals, with the historian Ctesias describing a creature the size of a horse, with a purple head, white body and blue eyes, and which has a cubit long horn, which is white at the base, black in the middle, and red at the tip. This horn was also thought to have healing properties, with the ability to cure stomach trouble, poison and epilepsy by drinking from its horn. In truth, the animal described by Ctesias was most likely an Indian rhinoceros, but this description demonstrates the prevalence of unicorns, even as far back as Greek literature.

Unicorns even appear in certain areas of the Bible, which describe a strong, splendid horned animal, known as a reʾem. The creature was given significant allegory in early Christian art, with medieval writers comparing the animal to Christ, who raised up a “horn of salvation” for mankind, while dwelling in the womb of the Virgin Mary.

From healing powers to ancient prophecies, the stories of the unicorn have permeated a wealth of literature, art and folklore.

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