How to Draw a Cute Rainbow Unicorn

Unicorns are amongst the most mysterious of all fantasy creatures – but it is well worth taking the time to stay still and quiet enough to catch a glimpse of one – let’s take a closer look.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black pen, and draw a curved, angled “teardrop” shape on the left side of your page.


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Add a curved line to the center of this…


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And then add a wavy line to the right.


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Add another wavy line below this, and join these at the end with a point.


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Now, add another curved line to the bottom of this.


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Bring a line down from the point at the end, and bring this down towards the bottom of the page.


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Now, add another line to the side of this, creating a point at the bottom.


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Add a pointed shape to the top right, and add a curved line in the center of this.


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Connect the top of this to the right with a curved line, and add another curve to the bottom.


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Now, extend the line on the right down slightly.


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Take this to a point, and then curve it back up…


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And add another layer below this.


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Add another layer below this – do you see the unicorn’s mane starting to take shape?


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Add a curved line to the face for an eye, and add curved lashes to the top. Then, add a curve to the mouth, and a small oval shape for the nose.


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Use a curved line to connect the bottom of the jaw with the top of the mane.


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Grab a gray pencil, and draw two small stars to the left of the unicorn.


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Use the black pen to add a pointed horn to the top of the head, and add diagonal lines across this…


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Add another gray star to the left of the horn.


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Grab an eraser and erase the stars, but leave their pale shapes.


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And go over the outlines of the stars with a black pen. Use the eraser to remove the pencil marks.


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Use a red pen for the stars and the horn…


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And then add a deep purple to the top of the forelock, and a lighter purple below.


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Follow this with a dark blue pen behind, and a lighter blue underneath.


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Use a bright blue pen to add color beneath this…


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And then use a green pen for the section behind this.


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Add another shade of color with a yellow pen.


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Use an orange pen to add color to the next section…


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And a red pen for the layer behind this.


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Then, use a brown pen to add color to the bottom of the mane.


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Use a pink pen to add color inside the ear.


And there we have it – your very own stunning unicorn, just waiting for a cute name and an adventure to go on – can you oblige?

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