How to Draw a Unicorn

Unicorns are beautiful, magical, and mysterious creatures who dominate the realms of fairytales and folklore all across the world. Are you ready to catch a glimpse of your own beautiful unicorn? Then follow us to learn all you need to know to bring your unicorn to life.


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Step-By-Step Images and Instructions

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Start with a black fineliner, and draw a curved “flame” shape in the left of your page to create the first ear of your unicorn. Add a curved line to the bottom left of this.


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Add a large “U” shape to the top of the ear.


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Bring a slightly bumpy line up from the curve to the top left-hand corner of the page.


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Add small marks to the bottom of each of the “bumps”…


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And then close the shapes at the bottom to create the horn.


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Bring a line down from the bottom of the horn, and take this down in a curve, and then curve it to the right, and back up to create the nose and jaw of the unicorn. Add a small curved shape to the bottom of the nose for the nostril.


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Now, add a curve to the back of the horn, and bring this down, across to the right, and then down in a wavy line.


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Curve this line across to the left, then up and across to form the back leg. Add a small hoof to the bottom of this.


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Add a thicker curved line to the face for an eye, with lashes underneath this.


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Add wavy lines from the horn to the ear, and then the front of the horn to the top of the head.


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Now, add small “loops” to the back of the ears, all down the back of the neck, to create the mane.


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Bring a curved line down from the bottom of the jaw…


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And then add a “bbackward7” shape to the bottom of the curved line, creating a front leg.


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Bring two lines across to the right for the bottom of the leg, and add a hood to the end.


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Add two parallel, diagonal lines to the bottom of this leg, pointing towards the bottom left-hand corner of the page, and add a hoof to the bottom.


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Bring a curved line across for the belly…


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And then add another angled hoof to the back.


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Add a large, curved line to the back, and take this down to a spiral.


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Add another layer to the spiral…


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And then continue to add to this to create the tail.


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Continue to add spiral shapes to the tail…


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And then add curved shapes to the front, ending in a spiral at the bottom.


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Grab a pencil, and add star shapes all around the outside of the unicorn.


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Use a purple pencil to shade the hooves, a stripe of the mane and tail, and a heart on the top of the haunches, as well as the horn.


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Use a pink pencil to shade the body, making the edges darker than the middle.


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Use a pink pen to add a small heart shape to the bottom of the purple one.


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Use a red pen to add another heart to the left, as well as a small heart on the cheek. Then add two red stripes to the top and bottom of the mane, and to the left of the purple stripe on the tail.


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Grab an orange pen, and use this for another stripe on the left side, and another section of the mane.


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Follow this with a stripe with a yellow pen…


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And another stripe with a green pen beside this on the mane and tail.


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Grab a light blue pen, and use this to complete the mane and tail.


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Use a dark blue pen and a brown pen to shade the remaining mane on top of the head.


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Now, use a pink pen for the inside of the ears, and shade the outside of the ears with the pink pen.


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Use a black fineliner to go over the outline of the larger stars…


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And add shapes to the back of these, making them 3D.


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Use an eraser to remove any pencil marks…


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And then use a yellow pen for two of the stars.


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Use a blue pen for the back of the stars, and add smaller stars all around in the same blue shade.


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Use a green pen to shade two more stars…


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And then use a pink pen to add color to the remaining large stars, as well as creating smaller stars.


And there we have it – your very own gorgeous, mysterious unicorn, just waiting for an adventure – but where will her curiosity take her?

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