Ready to learn how to draw a realistic unicorn?! You've come to the right place!
Unicorns stir the minds of young and old alike. They never cease to arouse mystery and admiration among babies, children, little girls but also adults!
In this tutorial, you will discover how to draw a realistic unicorn.
This guide is intended for intermediate drawers with some experience. However, you can rest assured that whatever your level, the tutorial is detailed enough to allow even beginners to try their hand at this drawing.
A realistic unicorn drawing allows intermediate or experienced drawers to continue on drawing their favorite fairytale animal, but in a more mystical way. This is the one we're used to see in movies and fantasy books.
To complete this drawing, you will need the following:
- A pencil
- A pen
- An eraser
- A piece of paper
For this first step, draw an oval shape as in the picture below. The shape does not have to be perfect. You can go over it several times if necessary by erasing. The important thing is to get as close as possible to the circular shape below.
Now let's get the unicorn on its feet! To do this, draw long lines that go down. The unicorn's legs are purposely bent to mimic a galloping unicorn.
Finally, draw a the realistic unicorn's tail.
Now that the body structure is ready, let's get down to drawing the details of the unicorn!
Connect the muzzle to the unicorn's head to shape its face, then draw the unicorn's ears. Keep one smaller than the other to give perspective.
Add a few details to the unicorn's face to enhance its head. Then start forming the unicorn's hooves with small strokes and small oval shapes. We believe that unicorn hooves are similar to deer hooves, which is why they are relatively small.
Finish the drawing of the unicorn's hooves by following the two samples below.
Draw the following details on the unicorn's knees. These are the kind of details that give a majestic look!
Now draw two approximately circular shapes, the unicorn's thigh and pelvis, using the dimensions in the drawing below.
Draw two strokes like the ones in the drawing below to give a framework to the sequel.
Now that the structure of the unicorn's body is ready, draw the outline by connecting all the elements together. Draw the unicorn's neck, body, belly and tail.
Drawing a unicorn may seem complicated, but it's actually very simple! To do so, start by drawing a long line.
🦄 PART IV
To give the unicorn its radiance, draw a wide mane made of prominent hairs. Draw hair on the unicorn's tail, belly, legs, muzzle and ears as shown in the drawing below. Feel free to sketch lines and erase them if necessary. The important thing is to achieve the result that suits you!
Your realistic unicorn drawing is finally taking shape! Now you will have to go over the final lines of the unicorn with a black pen. Some of the lines will have to be erased because they were temporary, but necessary to make the drawing easier.
Follow the example below to identify the lines to be drawn.
For the more advanced artists, here is a helpful video guide by Nina.