Ever wondered how to draw a unicorn head? One of those cute super cute pictures that professional artists draw? Here’s how to draw one in just six steps.
Step #1: How To Draw A Unicorn Head: Draw The Face From The Side
Begin at the top of the nose where the hairline will be and draw a shape like a fat bowling ball on its side. This will give you the unicorn’s nose and jaw. You can use a simple line, but notice how varying the thickness of the line adds interest to the shape.
Step 2: Draw The Unicorn Bangs
This unicorn drawing has a lot of hair, and if you look at it closely, you’ll see that it is drawn in a way to suggest movement. When you draw the bangs, think of a wave crashing on the beach. Then use a sweeping movement combined with sharp points.
Step 3: Draw The Horn From The Side
The easiest way to draw the unicorn’s horn is by drawing a long and pointy cone shape filled with diagonal lines. This will suggest a spiral. But try drawing the horn in individual segments to get a more pleasing look. Here, we’ve used segments with bulging middles and pointy ends. They have sort of a leaf shape.
Step 4: Draw The Neck And Throat
The back of the neck begins at the level of the bangs and sweeps downward in an arc well past the jaw. The front of the neck is just a short angled line.
Step 5: Draw The Unicorn Mane
The mane follows the shape you drew for the neck, but is bigger and more “bulgy.” Start at the horn, draw a wave-like crest as you did for the bangs, and then sweep down, ending your arc in a point. Begin a second line at the level of the throat and draw sweeping hook-like shape. This creates a curly lock of hair. Start a third line that connects to the lock of hair and sweeps downward to a point. Sweep back upward to a point where the unicorn’s shoulder would be. If you draw these lines well, the mane will appear to sweep down the back of the unicorn’s neck and break over the unicorn’s shoulder.
Step 6: Draw The Unicorn Eyelashes, Eyebrow, Nostrils, and Hair Details
Draw an arc for the unicorn’s closed eye and short lines for the eyelashes. Draw an eyebrow. Then draw narrow, closely-spaced nostrils to mimic the way they would look when seen from an angle. Finally, draw accents in the hair that follow the outer curves of the hair.
How To Draw A Unicorn Head: Coloring And Highlights (If You Want)
If you want to color and add accents the drawing, fill the face, hair, and horn with any color you want and then imagine where the light in the scene is coming from. If the light is coming from the left as it is in this drawing, draw some additional light-colored lines to mimic the areas on face and hair where the light is likely to be fall most strongly and cause a reflection. You can also do this by just leaving these areas uncolored .
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